Mick Schumacher refused to ‘crack’ under Hungarian GP pressure

Mick Schumacher found himself in the points hunt for the first time as a Formula 1 driver, and he stood up to the pressure. The first lap of the Hungarian Grand Prix was complete chaos, with Valtteri Bottas and Lance Stroll instigating crashes which left the running order almost flipped on its head. That put Schumacher in the conversation for a first point in Formula 1, and although he ultimately fell short with a P12 finish, the German racer certainly succeeded in making a statement. He would enjoy two fierce…

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Novak Djokovic says ‘pressure is a privilege’ after Simone Biles’ Olympic withdrawal

Novak Djokovic has spoken about the mental pressure he faces in tennis (Getty/Reuters) Novak Djokovic believes ‘pressure is a privilege’ after Simone Biles withdrew from two Olympic events this week due to concerns over her mental health. Biles highlighted the importance of an athlete’s mental wellbeing in elite-level sport after pulling out of the first event in the women’s artistic gymnastics final on Tuesday. The USA’s most-successful gymnast and a four-time Olympic champion has said she wants to focus on her mental health and admitted that she had doubts over…

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‘Pressure won’t wear me down at Olympics’, insists Novak Djokovic

‘Pressure won’t wear me down at Olympics’, insists Novak Djokovic Novak Djokovic has spoken of pressure being a privilege he has learned to handle after he moved a step closer to a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics. The world number one compared the current pressure on him to how he felt at the Rio Olympics, but feels his greater experience means he is now better equipped to manage it. The Serbian was also a heavy favourite at the 2016 Rio Games – where he was defeated in the opening…

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20 years since last major title, hockey’s royalty still under pressure

Managing the expectations in Holland does seem to be an impossible job for a coach, a bit like Brazil in football, writes Shahbaz M. In a far-flung corner of Bhubaneswar’s Kalinga Stadium, Max Caldas walks into a room of journalists with a smile on a face and a tiny camera in his hand. He turns on the recording, points the camera towards him and his captain Billy Bakker, and places it on a wooden table in front of him. Over the next 30 minutes, the Tony Sopranoesque figure of world…

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George Russell ‘thriving’ off pressure of Formula 1 future

George Russell’s prospects for 2022 are a hot topic of debate throughout the paddock, but he has been turning this pressure into positivity. The Briton’s stock in Formula 1 has never been higher than it is right now, with the Williams driver making consecutive Q3 appearances and establishing himself a strong contender for a Mercedes seat come 2022. If Mercedes do not make their move, then Red Bull have already said that they would strongly consider an approach. Williams of course would love to keep hold of the 23-year-old for…

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Djokovic: “Pressure is different at the Olympics. I know, I have felt it.”

In the early afternoon of Tuesday at the “Nikola Tesla” airport in Belgrade, world No 1 Novak Djokovic held his last press conference before leaving for Tokyo in order to fight for the Olympic gold medal, the only thing missing from his resume. With the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon titles in the bag, the 34-year-old is chasing history, trying to become the first man to win all four slams in the same year since Rod Laver in 1969. Should he win Olympic gold in Tokyo, Djokovic would then…

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Club ‘under pressure’ to sell Pogba, Goretzka offered contract & ‘wildcard’ striker shortlist

By Josh Barker Published: July 21, 2021 12:42 pm Last Updated: July 21, 2021 12:53 pm Manchester United transfer news In this article we will bring you all of today’s Manchester United transfer news. Make sure to check back tomorrow for more updates. Man United facing Pogba pressure Firstly comes an update on Paul Pogba, who currently has just under 12 months remaining on his current contract. Reports emerged in early June that Man United would seek talks with Pogba over fears he would run down said deal and leave…

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England Women vs India Women, 1st T20I: Pressure On Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur To Engineer Batting Turnaround In T20s

India skipper Harmanpreet Kaur would be aiming to overcome her prolonged form slump and provide a much-needed boost to the struggling batting line-up in the opening T20 International against formidable hosts England in Northampton on Friday. England lead the multi-format series 6-4 after a drawn Test and a 2-1 score-line in ODIs. Barring Mithali Raj’s remarkable consistency in ODIs, the Indian batting was a disappointment and it is something that the team would want to correct in the three T20s. India’s top two performers in ODIs, Mithali and…

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Zhou: 'You don’t know how much pressure I had in FP1!'

Alpine reserve driver Guanyu Zhou has been talking about the pressure he felt that he was under as he finally made his long-hoped for Formula 1 race weekend debut on Friday at the Red Bull Ring. It’s the first time that a Chinese driver has featured in an official Grand Prix practice session since Ma Qinghua took to the track for Caterham ahead of the 2013 Chinese GP at Shanghai. “There is a huge amount of people watching this free practice,” he told the media in Spielberg. “Obviously, having a…

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