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Fran Halsall is over her Olympic heartache

March 24, 2013

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Fran Halsall hopes a new training regime will see her back on the podium at the World Championships in Barcelona in July.

The 22-year-old freestyle specialist wants to reproduce the form and character that has guided her to medals at European, Commonwealth and world levels.

Halsall was inconsolable after finishing outside the Olympic medals in London last summer – although it later emerged she had suffered a shoulder injury which had severely restricted her training in the weeks before the Games.

New coach James Gibson has changed her regime to include longer distance training, focus on technique and gym work as well as intense racing programmes. And Halsall said: “I am getting back in the swing of things and enjoying it, which is the main thing.

“The different stimulus in training is making me a lot more confident now.

“I kind of overcame a lot of mental stuff there and now it is about putting the physical stuff in place. Mentally I am back in a good place now.”


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