What’s the price of a medal?

One weekend recently we took the family to Braga to watch the first international artistic gymnastics tournament to be held in Portugal at 2nd division level. Clare was going to compete in the four events, balance beam, vault, uneven bars and floor exercise. Clare has been doing gymnastics almost since she learned to walk. At home, of course! At the age of four, five, six…, we became used to seeing her doing cartwheels and handstands alone in the garden and in her room. We watched her grow, tumble after tumble, learning aerials from Youtube and back handsprings with her PE(…)

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