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Babe Didrickson Zaharias was a phenomenal athlete. This Texan ran, jumped, rode horses, and played basketball and baseballwith tremendous flair. In the Olympic tryouts in 1932, she won 5 very first places in track and field events. In the games of that year in Los Angeles, she won a gold medal in the womens 80 meter hurdles, a gold medal in the javelin throw, and a silver medal in the higher jump. After the Olympics, Zaharias turned to golf. Even though she started from scratch, she won the National Womens Amateur and the British Womens Amateur. The press hailed her as a all-natural athlete. They often referred to as an automatic champion. But the true story behind Zaharias fairy-tale good results was her painstaking diligence. Her success came from studied repetition. In every sport she undertook, she was methodical, deliberate, and persistent. She was neither natural nor automatic. When, for example, she played golf for the first time, she did not automatically master the game. Rather she studied the game very carefully, covering all its complicated talent sets, beneath the tutelage of the finest golf teacher she could find. She looked at all the components of the golf swing, broke it down into parts, then put it all with each other in a fluid movement. Apart from utilizing an analytical method to realize the game, Zaharias also locked the information into her motor nervous program through exhaustive practice. She would devote as numerous as 12 hours a day on the golf course, hitting as a lot of as a thousand balls. Be taught further on our affiliated encyclopedia - Click here: She chose a gifted teacher, studied all elements of the game, and put her new information into practice, converting theory into motor learning, coordination, and stamina.

The Automatic Champion

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