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Talent to Triumph: How Athletes Turn Potential into High Performance

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Olympic Champion, Amy Williams MBE guides you through your entire sporting journey so you can turn your potential into high performance. Featuring original insight from some of Britain’s greatest athletes, this is an invaluable resource for all those involved in any sport.


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Talented athletes across all sports don’t always go on to fulfil their true potential.

The ratio of those that do, compared to those that don’t is incredibly small.

You mightn’t have found the right sport for you, you might have faced setbacks, barriers, bad luck or lack of facilities. You mightn’t have the knowledge required to optimise your performance, look after your wellbeing or take a long-term approach to your sporting journey.

This book is the answer.

Olympic Champion, Amy Williams MBE guides you through your entire sporting journey, using her own experiences & those of some of Britain’s greatest athletes to help you turn your talent into your triumph.

You’ll learn about mindset, confidence, teamwork, overcoming barriers & setbacks, dealing with injuries, longevity, training & preparation, talent identification schemes, maximising competition/match day outcomes & much more besides.

Featuring original insight from elite performers across many sports & other relevant fields, including Rebecca Adlington (Swimming), Vassos Alexander (Sports Broadcaster), Brian Ashton (rugby), Graham Bell (Skiing), Freddie Burns (Rugby), Maria Costello (Motorcycling), Laura Deas (Skeleton), Heather Fell (Modern Pentathlon), Jason Fox (Broadcaster, former UK Special Forces Soldier), Jason Gardener (Sprints), Helen Glover (Rowing), Sally Gunnell (400m Hurdles),  Danny Holdcroft (Head of Performance), Colin Jackson (110m Hurdles), Jade Jones (Taekwondo), Katy Livingston (Modern Pentathlon), Chris Price (Head of Performance, English Institute of Sport), Susie Rodgers (Swimming), Vanessa Ruck (Motorcycling), Ellie Simmonds (Swimming), Heather Stanning (Rowing), Dame Sarah Storey (Cycling, Swimming), Lucy Stone (Breathing Techniques), Tanya Streeter (Freediving), Hannah White (Solo Sailing) & Professor Greg Whyte (Sport Psychologist & Pentathlete).

Talent to Triumph is your full guide to maximising your sporting talent, whatever it may be.

About the author:

Amy Williams MBE was the first British female to win individual Winter Olympic Gold in 58 years when she did so in Vancouver in 2010. Since retiring from skeleton racing, Amy has presented for BBC Sport, ITV & The Gadget Show, is an athlete mentor for Team GB, an ambassador for the Youth Sport Trust, the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust & Sports Aid, a Personal Trainer, Public Speaker & role model for young athletes everywhere.


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