Bermuda Paralympian Jessica Lewis has released Part Two of her Tokyo Newsletter #5, 2021 which continued to reflect on her Paralympics experience in Japan.
Lewis wrote, “On the day of the 100m I was keeping an eye on the weather as it was starting to change from hot, sunny and humid, to overcast, a bit cooler and a chance of thunderstorms.
Also because there were only 9 athletes registered to compete in the 100m, and it was a 9 lane track, the race got moved into a straight final. In one sense that was great as I could save energy (as it was supposed to be the heat in the morning and final at night) but in another it would have been nice to have an opportunity to get an extra one in and it made for a very long day waiting.
I was certainly stressed throughout the day but once we finally got to the track to warm up Coach Curtis helped me to relax and focus.
It was drizzling as I was warming up so I made sure to put a bit of klister on my gloves to help me stick better. I was talking to Ken to tell him to sort out the weather so that when we raced it wouldn’t rain, or become heavier rainfall. He came through and when we got on the competition track it was dry.
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