Myra Wins a Medal - Patrick J. Cohn, Ph.D. & Patricia Lee

Myra Wins a Medal

By Patrick J. Cohn, Ph.D. & Patricia Lee

  • Release Date: 2013-09-10
  • Genre: Sports & Outdoors


Myra, a young gymnasts, watched as the winners of the skating competition received their awards. For the second year in a row, Myra had fallen on her beam routine. Would she ever be good enough to make it to the podium? She compared her athletic skills to the other girls who’d won. The very next day at practice, Myra slumped and she lost confidence in herself. She thought that she would never win. Myra loses her confidence when comparing herself to other gymnasts. Her self-doubt crept in to the point where she felt like giving up on the sport altogether. After speaking to her coach, her coach asks her to come help with some of the younger Level 1 gymnasts. She realized her talents and recovers her lost confidence after reminiscing and encouraging little gymnasts to feel confident.