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Essay: Depression in sport

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posted on 03.04.2022, 21:58 authored by William MummeryWilliam Mummery
"The streets of Kelly Holmes' hometown in Kent, UK, were lined with more than 40 000 people in September, 2004, waiting to welcome home their hero. Holmes, the winner of the 800 m and 1500 m track gold medals at the Athens Olympics, is the first Briton in more than 80 years to achieve the Olympic middle-distance double. Later awarded the title of Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Holmes was indeed living the dream. Her dream was, however, laced with nightmares. Her battles with depression in the lead up to her Olympic successes now a matter of public record, she provides a graphic example that even elite athletes are susceptible to one of society's largest problems-depression."--p. 36.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

366

Start Page

36

End Page

37

Number of Pages

2

ISSN

0140-6736

Location

United Kingdom

Publisher

The Lancet Publishing Group

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

No

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Faculty of Arts, Health and Sciences;

Era Eligible

No

Journal

Lancet.

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