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Factors Associated with Choking During a Competition

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Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

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Choking during a competition is a term used to a describe a suboptimal performance by an athlete that is less than s/he is capable. Several factors (emotional, cognitive, attentional, situational) may interact to create a clutch performance. An athlete who chokes frequently may give up the sport due to frustration or embarrassment.

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