Posted: 13/08/2016 at 13:08
Coaches, of course, are paid to be critics. They'd be no good at their job otherwise
KJT does struggle with the big occasion - that's well documented. However, praise where it's due. She certainly rose to the occasion last night.
Of course we can criticise people we like and admire DHR. However, the criticism should always be tempered with a little bit of admiration, unless you have personal experience of the event or sport in question and have competed at a similar level.
I think we can be rightly proud of all our sportsmen and women just now. No one goes to an Olympic games hopping they'll 'only' get a bronze. They're aiming for gold every time. Everyone at the highest level in their sport is capable of beating the very best if they aren't at their absolute peak, and that's what usually drives them and keeps them motivated.