Join Date: May 2007
Location: Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Re: Elena Dementieva Fans Club Vol 8
"Excellence in sport is not explained by talent, but by hard work, will and opportunity."
I agree to some extent. I definitely think natural talent is a major prerequisite for top class athletes. In the sports I watch, evident natural talent+hard work=excellent sportsperson, talent+hard work=very good competitor and there are of course sad cases of ruined talents. It's ATP, but the glaring example is Federer and Ferrer/Davydenko.
As for our Lena, I think she is an example of both hard work and talent, but the big "what if she used a sports psychologist" question is still fluttering in my mind.
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