Posted on July 24, 2019
By Annalece Anhalt-Slaughter
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The FINA World Championships are well underway in Gwangju, South Korea with plenty of uproar going on in the men’s swimming division. But the biggest news to come out of the event comes from the South Korean women’s water polo team: in their first-ever appearance at the FINA World Championships, they lost 64-0. That’s not a typo people. Hungary defeated them sixty-four to zero. In their next match against Russia, they were battered 30-1 – not as bad, but still pretty rough. While it’s easy to dwell on allowing 94 goals in two games, the team focused their efforts on celebrating their first goal. Literal tears of joy were shed as the ball was lobbed in, and we think that’s something both our fans and athletes can learn from.
Clearly, winning isn’t everything to this South Korean water polo team. Will it be everything to you? If your team gets demolished by another, will you only focus on the loss? Or will you be able to look past it and see how fast your receivers ran? More importantly, will you want your players to get excited over the little wins as well? Sure, you might be calling the plays, but they’re the ones on the field executing them to the best of their ability. They need those little wins as much as you do!