Simmonds looking forward
25th August 2011 - SkySports.com
A disappointing performance at the World Championships is motivating Lizzie Simmonds towards Olympic glory at London 2012.
Simmonds finished seventh in both the 100m and 200m Backstroke but, having now returned to training after a holiday, she has her sights set firmly on March's Great Britain team trials before next summer's Olympics.
Everybody has disappointing competitions and it is just something that, if you get through it, will make you a better athlete on the other side
"Obviously it was disappointing when you get to the end of the week and you assess it," said Simmonds.
"But then you move forward from it. I've had a break and now I am just ready to get back into training. I am excited about this year.
"Everybody has disappointing competitions at some point in their career and it is just something that, if you get through it, will make you a better athlete on the other side."