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Trackstar Scout Bassett knows a lot about comebacks. She won the prize money after she was selected for her Paralympics team in Rio 2016. bronze medal The following year, he competed in the 100m long jump at the World Para Athletics Championships. But in the years that followed, she struggled to replicate that success and she missed out on her team at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo last summer.
“I doubt we can go back,” Bassett tells SELF.
Last year, Bassett made the difficult decision to change his training environment to reach his goals, moving cross-country to San Diego to work with San Diego State University’s head track-and-field coach. The chance paid off, and Bassett was on the podium again at the 2022 United States Paralympic Athletics Championships in June.
Bassett wins gold medal Women’s 100 meters in the T63 division, a classification in which athletes compete with lower limb prostheses. This is her seventh U.S. gold medal for her, as well as her first national title in four years. Perhaps more importantly, her victory showed Bassett that she could still win big.
“You always hug me [failures] It takes much longer than when successes and victories come,” says Bassett. “Sometimes winning can be too fleeting. I hope it becomes a pattern that you can write down and repeat again.
Now running with an above-the-knee prosthesis on his right leg, Trackstar is looking to replicate his performance on the international stage at the World Para Athletics Grand Prix, which begins on July 21st.
While she doesn’t define herself by a single result, Bassett says she practices gratitude for her recent breakthroughs, thanks to her growing support system and commitment to pursuing the sport. She thinks so.
“It’s so rewarding when you know that fighting, perseverance, resilience, persistence paid off and you didn’t give up,” says Bassett.
Days after her victory at the US Paralympic Championships, SELF caught up with Bassett to learn how her bedtime routine facilitates major performance recovery.
As soon as I get home from practice, I have to wash my face and take a shower.
I don’t wash my hair every day, but I always rinse it out in the shower. After turning 30, I became more active in skincare. skinceuticals cleanser, SK-II Toner,and Skinceuticals Overnight Moisturizereverything my esthetician recommends, but in practice it usually starts in the late afternoon or early evening, as soon as I get home from practice. , before you sit on the couch, before you do anything, you have to wash your face and take a shower.