elite athlete

A person who is currently or has previously competed as a varsity player (individual or team), a professional player or a national or international level player. Elite atheletes are at increased risk of injury

elite athlete

Sports medicine An athlete with potential for competing in the Olympics or as a professional athlete; EAs are at ↑ risk for injuries, given the amount of training, for psychological abuse by coaches and parents, and self abuse. See Female athlete triad, Overtraining.

elite athlete

world-class performer in any physical sport.
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Jade, 19, and Karina, 22, are both involved in Teesside University's Elite Athlete scheme, have competed at international level in their respective sports and are studying law.
NEW athlete recruitment and the sports achievements of students were celebrated at Newcastle University's annual elite athlete and sports scholarships presentation.
When an elite athlete makes those terribly bad decisions it often seems somehow worse.
It will improve the training experience from the beginner to the elite athlete," commented Joshua Ross, Co-Founder of Addaero.
Summary: BEIRUT: Saturday sees the launch of the Beirut Marathon's "Youth Elite Athlete Program" that will take place in five stadiums across Lebanon - Tripoli, Jounieh, Beirut, Sidon and Rayak - with 600 school children between 12 and 19 taking part.
It all comes down to money," said Larry Barthlow, the race's elite athlete coordinator.
Jamie, a coach's kid and an elite athlete herself, is used to being considered one of the guys.
One reason is that the core distortion collapse is not as present or evident in the elite athlete as in the typical age-group athlete.
By the time he left Sydney he was confident that he could become an elite athlete and win at the world level.
Wellness models, elite athlete approaches to optimal performance and stress management were addressed in an excellent session given by clinical psychologist/French horn player and MTNA member David Sternbach, research professor and director of the Center for Wellness at the College of Visual and Performing Arts, George Mason University, in Fairfax, Virginia.
Asking someone to think about life when they are no longer an elite athlete is asking someone to consider an eventuality they do not want to contemplate at a key stage in their career.