BLOG: A season to remember for David Morris12 March 2013
The last event of the season proved I’ve earned my place amongst the top competitors in the World. I had qualified for my first World Championship finals in Voss, Norway.
Using the full Olympic format for the first time in the season proved to be a much more strategic game with two qualifying rounds to get into the top twelve.
My coaches had a mild heart attack after I crashed my first jump bringing my chances down to the wire. I had to make the last jump count against an impressive field of athletes. My consistency from the season continued as I qualified into the top twelve then top eight along with the rest of the Aussie team.
I was left with two jumps to choose from to attempt to qualify for the top four super final. As a practice for the Sochi Olympics I chose my hardest jump. I had not trained it that week but my consistency continued and I landed it well. I had put myself into a good position to make the final round.
Unfortunately the other competitors were jumping at an incredible standard. They put down some impressive results to bump me down to fifth where my competition and season would end.
A first and third place at World Cup events, second overall for the season and a top five result at World Championships leaves my coaches and I extremely happy at the end of the season. We etched new records in the history books and pioneered the way forward for Men’s aerials in Australia.
I enter the off season now to recover and strengthen up for next season leading into what I plan to be a big end to this four year build up for the Sochi Olympics in 2014.
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