Hint: The best of the best always choose the second option.
Sacrifice vs. Choice
Pressure vs. Drive
Failure vs. Setback
Short-term vs. Long-term goals
Criticism vs. Coaching
Tragedy vs. Disappointment
Difficulty vs. Challenge
Competition vs. Motivation
Winning vs. Celebrating
Quit vs. End (or retire)
Napoleon Hill wrote, “Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.” …
Turns out average age as it stands now is 19.1 years, not 22.5 as published in the article linked below.
____ original post from Sept 10, 2014
… One unusual aspect of the nominative list is the average age of women registered to compete. At 22.5 years old, it is the highest average age for women at a World Championships, according to statistics that date back to 1987. The average age of women at the World Championships has been increasing — from the mid-17s in the early 2000s, it climbed to 19.12 years for the 2011 World Championships in Tokyo and 19.78 years for the 2012 Olympic Games. The average age of female competitors at the 2013 World Championships in Antwerp (BEL) was 19.16 years.
Should there be no changes to the nominative list, the average age of male competitors at this World Championships would be 23.0 years, the youngest average for men at a Worlds since 2006. The average male competitor in Antwerp last year was 23.29 years, while male gymnasts who competed at the 2012 Olympics averaged 24.44 years. ..