WASHINGTON (USA): World 3000m steeplechase silver medallist Courtney Frerichs has paid tribute to sports psychologists for helping her overcome feelings of struggling to come up to expectations following her career high point in London 2017. The American told Runner’s World: “I think I tried to strive for perfection too much in my training and races. It actually started to become very overwhelming, and I started really struggling through training. I felt that I wasn’t mentally putting races together as well as I could have. More than anything, I really needed to figure things out. I was putting so much pressure on myself because of the accomplishment I had from Worlds.” She credited Sean McCann, a senior sport psychologist for the U.S. Olympic Committee, and said she would use him on an ongoing basis.