Kirsty Law is a great discus thrower, who was born in Scotland. Although she was in pretty good shape, the result she achieved at the British Championship was not good enough, so Law had to settle for 4th place. "I was like, 'what has happened'?" said the 35-year-old, as quoted by bbc "I just put so much pressure on myself.
I wanted to win it and I wanted to throw over 60m - I wanted to win it in style and that was just the complete wrong attitude to go in with. I just couldn't perform." "The pressure, it was devastating and I said to myself, 'that will never happen again, ever'
After all, she has received support from all over the world, which speaks volumes about how much she is appreciated and respected "I got so many kind messages from all my friends and family. They were saying, 'do not let that define your season' because I had a great season up until then.
I thought, 'I am not going to let this define me, I know I can throw further', then I threw 60+ meters. "My coach always says to me trust the process, trust the technique, trust what you are doing. You repeat it every day for a reason.
I am just not going to focus on anything else, you can't control the uncontrollable, just focus on you."
Kirsty Law's goals
She has set herself goals for the coming years, and it seems that her biggest goal is the Olympic Games in Paris, which will be held in 2024.
"At the end of last year I decided I am not getting any younger," she explained. "I thought I have got to give this everything, give it one last big shot and try and make Paris 2024. Work have been so supportive.
"I just thought, 'give it one last crack' I just feel I am like a fine wine, I am getting better with age, my gym numbers are going up. I'm the strongest I have ever been, the fittest. "I was out in Doha with my coach in November and I threw the furthest I have ever thrown - training or in competition - so I know I am in great shape, it is just putting it all together and hoping it comes out this year."