Victorian Institute of Sport

Tokyo Ready Camp Summary

Sunday, 01 December 2019

The VIS hosted the Tokyo Ready Camp for athletes from Shooting Australia last week.

The VIS Shooting Performance team took the three disciplines of Pistol, Rifle and Shotgun through a range of activities to help prepare them to perform in Tokyo.

Athletes experienced the Tokyo heat and humidity in the VIS heat chamber, explored ways to manage the heat and stay on top of hydration, discussed media leading into and during the Olympics, looked at ways to look after their well-being during Olympic selections and preparations.

The athletes heard from members of the Australian Olympic Committee regarding Tokyo preparations including Chef de Mission, Ian Chesterman who welcomed the athletes and the personal coaches of the Shotgun squad.

The athletes and their personal coaches worked at individual plans in a session facilitated by VIS Podium Performance Manager, Bill Tait and National Shotgun Coach, Richard Sammon.

A highlight of the camp was hearing from VIS alumni and Olympic Gold medallist Lydia Lassila, who provided a memorable evening with the story of her quest to do what no other woman had done on aerial skis.

The group also heard from Olympic Gold medallists Kim Brennan. Jodi Henry, David Crawshay and Clover Maitland who shared personal anecdotes and strategies around what it was that allowed them to perform in the moments that mattered.

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