8 Jan 2017

Sport: Managing Disappointment

From The Weekend, 10:07 am on 8 January 2017
BMX Olympic silver medalist Sarah Walker

BMX Olympic silver medalist Sarah Walker. Photo: Supplied

Runner Nikki Hamblin

Runner Nikki Hamblin. Photo: Supplied

Olympic 5,000 meter runner Nikki Hamblin and BMX Olympic silver medalist Sarah Walker talk about overcoming disappointment in high performance sport.

The determination to just get back on your horse... or bike, or the track... and carry on, even if the odds seem against you. Nikki Hamblin fell during her heat in Rio, and saw her Olympic hopes disappear down the track in front of her. But she hit international headlines when she and an American runner fell, then helped each other to their feet again.