Gould sticking to the plan for worlds after Olympic success

  • By Ari Baquet
  • Published Sep. 6, 2012
  • Updated Oct. 11, 2012 at 4:39 PM EDT
Gould crosses third to take Olympic bronze. Photo: Casey B. Gibson |


Gould said that the key to dealing with inevitable setbacks is, “just… persevering, and not giving up just because things aren’t really going your way.”

No stranger to setbacks, both self-induced and external, Gould recounted that, “I’ve over-trained, I’ve gotten sick… I’ve had mechanicals, I had a flat tire that kept me from winning my first World Cup (on June 30 in Windham, New York) fifty feet from the finish line.”

She takes solace in the positives, however, adding that, “I think, instead of just sort of throwing up your hands… which can be tempting to do sometimes when you’re so frustrated… when you have these great results that give you that hope of, ‘you know, maybe I can win a World Cup, or I can do something really great,’ that’s sort of what keeps me going.”

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