Gymnast Danielle Prince on giving 100%

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NAME

Danielle Prince

WHAT DO YOU DO?

Rhythmic Gymnastics

FAVOURITE BAND?

Coldplay

FAVOURITE SONG?

I was here - Beyonce

THREE OF YOUR HARDEST MOMENTS?

1. Missing qualification for the London Olympics by 0.08 of a mark
2. Losing my National Title to a younger senior athlete in 2017 after being National Champion for 4 consecutive years
3. Deciding to move states and change coaches after competing at the Olympics

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FORKS IN THE ROAD, HOW DO YOU MANAGE THEM?

A lot of lists! I like to write down my thoughts and feelings when it comes to make big decisions. I always do some research about possible outcomes of both options and rely on the trusty pro's and con's list.

DESCRIBE YOUR WORK ETHIC

My work ethic is 100% or nothing at all. If I set myself a goal, I will put everything on the line to give myself the best possible chance of achieving that goal.

DO YOU HAVE RITUALS? WOULD YOU SHARE ONE WITH US?

Before I walk onto the competition floor I visualise my whole routine, seeing myself execute the routine perfectly. I also always get my nails done before a major competition, it gives me some time for a little self care and gives me a little boost.

WHAT MAKES YOU WANT TO GIVE UP? HOW DO YOU BOUNCE BACK?

Initially failure makes me want to give up. Nobody likes to fail and it definitely has the ability to knock your confidence around. But as I begin to process the failure, its ends up fuelling me to bounce back and try again. I hate unfinished business!

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DO YOU HAVE ANY LITTLE SECRETS TO FOLLOWING YOUR PASSION?

My secret to following my passion is to live it everyday and surround myself in it. Whether it's watching the latest European Championships or seeking advice from other elite athlete on the latest recovery techniques, I am immersed in Gymnastics and elite sport which is what helps drive my passion. When you surround yourself with like minded people its hard not to be motivated!!

Danielle Prince is competing at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Like her on Facebook and follow her on Instagram.