More than a year ago I shocked the world by coming fourth at Olympics.  Time has flown by since then and I am extremely happy that I stayed in the sport. I have a long road ahead of me but atleast its a bright one. It may have some potholes, but I can assure you when I fall, I will get back up, with more intensity than before.

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I’m off to rethink my game plan for the rest of the world cup. Techniques, visualizations, physical therapy to do on my own, finances,  along with so many other strategies I didn’t even realize I lacked. Time to put all the cards in and be a professional athlete and all that it includes; its a lot.
Its amazing.  The longer I stay in the sport, the more the sport of swimming opens up to me. The more I realize the demand, the sacrifice and the technicalities of being an athlete. Not to mention staying knowledgeable about the latest nutrition strategies, suit capabilities, therapy routines, and sometimes learning new ways to do old stuff. I thought it was dive in, swim a smart, hard race and get out, but the average athlete now has much more occupations than just athlete. Its very interesting, but also a little scary. So I have to thank everyone who keeps me in the loop and help make my job as simple as possible: dive in and swim.
  
Thanks again everyone, your help is what made me who I am today.

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