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
> 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.