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performance task #1
Updated: 9/7/2020
performance task #1
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  • genes play an important role in athletic success
  • genes play an important role in athletic success
  • genes play an important role in athletic success
  • Thomas barely even trained for a couple months and already made it to the Olympics. "In August 2007, with a total of eight months of legitimate high jump training to his name, Thomas his pole vault shoes and the gold and aquamarine of his native Bahamas and traveled to Osaka for the World Championships"
  • you can achieve your dreams no matter your background or who you are
  • Thomas who only trained for a couple months made it as far as a professional olympist. "Thomas advanced easily to the final, as did Stefan Holm. When the men’s high jump finalists were introduced, broadcasters announced a laser-focused Holm as the favorite."
  • you can achieve your dreams no matter your background or who you are
  • "Both Thomas’ long legs relative to his height and also that he was gifted with a giants Achilles tendon. Whereas Holm’s Achilles was a more normal-sized, incredibly stiff spring.The longer (and stiffer) the Achilles tendon, the more elastic energy it can store when compressed.All the better to rocket the owner into the air"
  • you can achieve your dreams no matter your background or who you are
  • "The guy in pole vault shoes who thinks high jump is “kind of boring” was crowned the 2007 world champion.On his winning jump, Thomas raised his center of mass to 8’2”. This shows that any of us can achieve our goals no matter where we came from
  • "Then, on the seventh high jump attempt of his life, with the rigid form to a man riding an invisible deck chair backward through the air, Thomas cleared 7’3.25”, a Lantz Indoor Fieldhouse record." Although Thomas had no past experience in the sport he still created the new record at his university
  • "Two months later, Thomas competed at the Commonwealth Games in Australia against some of the best professional jumpers in the world, wearing tennis shoes. He placed fourth in a world-class field" Thomas competed and ranked so high even with his lack of knowledge in the game.
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