Training history, deliberate practice and elite sports performance: an analysis in response to Tucker and Collins review—what makes champions?

  title={Training history, deliberate practice and elite sports performance: an analysis in response to Tucker and Collins review—what makes champions?},
  author={K. Anders Ericsson},
  journal={British Journal of Sports Medicine},
  pages={533 - 535}
  • K. A. Ericsson
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • British Journal of Sports Medicine
With the recent advances in genome-wide mapping studies and the emerging findings on the relation between athletes’ training histories and their performance, this should be a time for integrating these two bodies of knowledge for a more complete understanding of the complex development of elite performance.1 In their recent article, Tucker and Collins2 criticised a popularised but simplistic view of our work circulated on the internet, which suggests that anyone who has accumulated sufficient… Expand

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