US 'Rowing News' - Sally R.

US 'Rowing News' - Sally R.

Post by Mike Sulliva » Thu, 17 Feb 2005 07:30:04


I thought you Aussies would be interested to know the most recent Rowing
News here in the US had an article about Sally Robbins.   The gist of the
article was that she failed mentally and how come we forgive an athlete for
failing physically but not mentally.

I chuckled about it, because the article seemed not to look at the whole
story with any amount of depth, but then I'd read about it all on RSR....

I guess we get spoiled here.

mike

 
 
 

US 'Rowing News' - Sally R.

Post by Marc Gwad » Fri, 18 Feb 2005 03:03:11

To me what made Sally Robbins much less sympathetic a character than she
might have been was her apparent lack of contritness or recognition that
her failing had a very big effect on people who had dedicated a lot of
time and effort to something. people are fallible, and whether physical
or mental , sometimes people crack.  but to glibly say effectively  "oh
well, I did it before and we got past it, there's always another race"
seems to miss what a big deal her collapse was.

Personally, I'd feel terrible if I couldn't hold my end up in such a big
  race, and I was pretty surprised at how unabashed she seemed

marc

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> I thought you Aussies would be interested to know the most recent Rowing
> News here in the US had an article about Sally Robbins.   The gist of the
> article was that she failed mentally and how come we forgive an athlete for
> failing physically but not mentally.

> I chuckled about it, because the article seemed not to look at the whole
> story with any amount of depth, but then I'd read about it all on RSR....

> I guess we get spoiled here.

> mike