2016 Has been an incredible year. At the close of the World Champs in Beijing I vowed that I and each athlete would make a vow to commit to the process and train with a sense of urgency and purpose. I would rededicate myself to the little things. So having 4 athletes on the Olympic team, 3 on the world indoor team and walking away with a World Champion and two silver medals seems like a mission accomplished. We still have 4 athletes competing in Rio for Paralympics so the mission is not quite complete.
But the lessons learned for this year is nothing is given. It is earned and must have a passion and commitment by the athlete and coach. Making teams is not easy and winning a medal is even harder. So never assume anything, just making a final is success in my eyes. The time and passion it took from both athlete and coach is something on the outside can ever see. So to all my coaches and athletes who made it, CONGRATULATIONS, because in our world they love to see you fail! Cheers