Pires: Olympic responsibility a heavy load to carry
The Brazilian, who also won three World Championship titles, also said that pressure at the games is much more difficult to deal with as you are representing your country.
“It means a lot to an athlete to be selected, to qualify and to know that he or she will be representing their country,” she said. “It becomes the country’s victory and not only the athlete’s victory and along with that comes responsibility which can become a heavy load to carry. That can be stressful for an athlete.”
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