Wayne Goldsmith at the Sports Coaching Brain blog has a good article on reviewing athletes performances at the Olympic games. He lists five questions to ask, however the key question for triathletes is did the athlete improve relative to their own performance to their previous major international competition?
That’s got nothing to do with money or population or systems: these are coaching issues - about preparation and planning, and all the money in the world will not make any difference to Olympic performance unless these issues are addressed with honesty and with a commitment to learning and improvement.
That's the key take home there - again back to the basics - just reproducing what has been done before is the first step - consistency of performance.
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