The Pressures of Winning

Swimmer Jessica Long won 3 gold medals at the Athens Paralympics at age 12.  Then she won 4 gold medals, a silver and a bronze in Beijing at age 16, setting 3 new world records – and she still felt she’d failed.

In this frank video, Long explains the pressures she felt as a teenager, and how she had to fall in love with swimming again.

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