Friday 9 December 2016

For Ollie Dingley, diving was the way to rise above it all

Published 13/07/2016 | 17:03

Diver Oliver Dingley
Diver Oliver Dingley

The Summer Olympic Games in Rio will be the culmination of thousands of hours practice and a steely determination for the hundreds of competing athletes.

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Each and every member of Team Ireland has reached within themselves to unearth The Power Within to achieve their dreams of competing in the 2016 Olympic Games. After hours of practice, training, early morning starts, disappointments and small victories, it’s a long road that leads to Rio.

One of Team Ireland’s athletes, Ollie Dingley, is the first Irish diver to qualify for the Olympics since 1948. Ollie is flying high at last. It’s the result of years of dedication and discipline. Ollie reveals that his tenacity and self-belief inspired him to be relentless in pursuit of his dreams.

As a child, Ollie struggled with shyness; however, he used diving as his solace that allowed him to escape into a world where he could express himself openly and ambitiously. No matter how much he struggled during the day at school, in the evening he would go to diving and do something he loved which gave him great motivation to succeed.

Ollie has admitted to struggling with confidence and backing himself during competition, and believes that the positive power of the mind is crucial to achieving successful performances. Now, as he prepares for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Ollie is confident in his ability and will use his inner strength and Power Within to achieve his dream of competing in the Olympic Games. To see his story watch his Video and share it #ThePowerWithin.

In order to realise greatness, each member of Team Ireland has reached inside themselves to discover The Power Within.  Electric Ireland, proud sponsor of Team Ireland wants to inspire the Irish public with these powerful stories and encourage people to look within themselves to find out what drives them ultimately uncovering their own Power Within; whether it’s the strength to plough through the final kilometre of a 10km run or find the courage to go for that job promotion.

Follow the stories at #ThePowerWithin

In order to realise greatness, each member of Team Ireland has reached inside themselves to discover The Power Within.  Electric Ireland, proud sponsor of Team Ireland wants to inspire the Irish public with these powerful stories and encourage people to look within themselves to find out what drives them ultimately uncovering their own Power Within. Whether it’s the strength to plough through the final kilometre of a 10km run or find the courage to go for that job promotion.

Follow the stories at #ThePowerWithin

 

Sponsored by: Electric Ireland

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