Interesting People # 113 - Jonny Wilkinson

World-cup-winning rugby star Jonny Wilkinson, would practise about 1,000 kicks to prepare for just 20.

(Sadly, he wrote in the Times that his fear of failure was so powerful that he didn't feel any satisfaction or pleasure even after winning the rugby World Cup with a drop goal in the last minute. Luckily since then he seems to have discovered a more balanced approach to life.)