方蓁网志

《方蓁网志》集顾方蓁历时五年、源源不断之创作心血,文章均曾于《女性户外运动新闻》网站贴出发表,即将集结成书出版。 . A collection of these blogs appears in Vera’s second book 《方蓁箴言》读来让读者心生有为者亦若是之感,也揭示出豪情壮志人皆可履现。让人欣羡的成功始于平凡卑微,方蓁的一生就是明证与写照。.

如何应赛

如何应赛

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published September 24, 2014 Shooting, like any sport, requires practice, persistence and dedication. In competition, it’s preparation that can help you win, or at least provide comfort and confidence in your abilities. Ask any...

卑诗省三文鱼钓之旅

卑诗省三文鱼钓之旅

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published November 3, 2017 This guest post comes from Carlos Koo, who is married to the lovely Vera Koo, a formidable competition shooter. When Vera is off competing, Carlos can often be found on an adventure trip. For this trip, he...

贝蒂米勒、葛伦克萝丝、顾方蓁:机不可失

贝蒂米勒、葛伦克萝丝、顾方蓁:机不可失

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published August 1, 2017 I always advise people to never pass up an opportunity that excites them, even if the timing seems inopportune. Opportunities are fleeting. You never know when another window will open if you miss the first....

莫愁湾露营记

莫愁湾露营记

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published October 17, 2018 I watched my youngest granddaughter transform from a baby to a toddler. I experienced the high tea of a lifetime. And, most importantly, I enjoyed quality family time that included many experiences,...

射击与命

射击与命

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published December 3, 2014 Vera Koo explains the concept of the ming thing in relation to shooting. Have you ever seen “Madama Butterfly?” It is Puccini’s hauntingly beautiful opera that illuminates a world of love, loss and tragedy...

观百老汇音乐剧有感

观百老汇音乐剧有感

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published October 3, 2018 I like to be around energy and excitement. That is one reason why I enjoy traveling to New York City. The bright lights, the noise, the crowds on Times Square, the array of colors, I love it all. I traveled...

人人皆可贡献

人人皆可贡献

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published February 20, 2014 Everyone has something that could make our world more extraordinary. People spend their entire lives perfecting that skill; ask any athlete, any diplomatic leader, Nobel Prize recipient or Oscar winner. As...

女性在射击圈

女性在射击圈

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published October 16, 2014 Once in a while, when I am practicing shooting at the Green Valley Rifle & Pistol Club near Columbia, Mo., I still get the question. Someone who does not know me will ask if I’m any good at shooting....

在二 0 一四年「比安奇盃」现场向各位问安

在二 0 一四年「比安奇盃」现场向各位问安

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published May 30, 2014 I went to war this week. Preparing for any major competition, athletic or otherwise, is like going to battle. You practice, drill and train for months. You ensure that your equipment is flawless, you create...

攀登个人的圣母峰

攀登个人的圣母峰

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published May 17, 2018 People often wonder why I am still participating in the shooting sport. I will turn 70 later this year, and my performance in recent years has left something to be desired. However, I am not ready to walk away....

咬牙忍痛重返赛场

咬牙忍痛重返赛场

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published May 17, 2015 Vera Koo describes why she has been pushing through pain of a knee injury to return to one of the shooting sports’ most prestigious competitions. They told me it could not be done. The first doctor who saw me...

一步一脚印 重返「比安奇盃」

一步一脚印 重返「比安奇盃」

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published March 24, 2014 Each March marks an inaugural athletic event. No, I’m not referring to baseball’s spring training, or basketball’s March Madness. On my calendar, March 1 marks the first day of my personal spring preparation;...

心平气和面对恐惧

心平气和面对恐惧

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published December 2, 2013 One of America’s great leaders, Franklin D. Roosevelt, once said, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” This mantra is etched into American hearts and American history. But, what is our obsession...

如何成为神枪手

如何成为神枪手

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published October 22, 2013 There is no real formula for becoming a champion. What works for me is focus and a single mindedness that sometimes causes people to think I am aloof. I am hard on myself and do not want to fail. Becoming a...

《比安奇盃》的比赛装备

《比安奇盃》的比赛装备

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published March 28, 2016 The Bianchi Cup, a shooting competition which occurs near Columbia, Mo., each May, is not only a contest of skill, but also is an equipment race. Every competitor tries to have the latest technology –...

一名冠军射击选手的射击思维

一名冠军射击选手的射击思维

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published November 6, 2013 What does the world think a shooter looks like? Perhaps a middle-aged male, wearing camouflage or blaze orange, speaking with an accent, and driving a truck. Is that a stereotype? Is that our stereotype?...

为何射击需要健身运动

为何射击需要健身运动

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published April 29, 2016 I think of our bodies as our vehicles that allow us to travel through life. If you want your vehicle to perform, you must keep it fueled and give it the necessary maintenance. The same is true with our...

参与全国性与区域性比赛之重要

参与全国性与区域性比赛之重要

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published September 30, 2015 Competing at the Bianchi Cup is not for the meek and faint hearted. The national event can be very intimidating because of the high number of participants, plus the spectators. The energy is high-powered....

踊跃赴赛大小不拘、区域州赛尽都欢迎

踊跃赴赛大小不拘、区域州赛尽都欢迎

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published August 24, 2017 Kevin Angstadt offered me some sound advice several years ago during a time when my Bianchi Cup performance had taken a step back. He told me I should consider competing in more regional and state matches to...

顾方蓁:射击生涯已近尾声?

顾方蓁:射击生涯已近尾声?

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published December 16, 2015 Vera Koo describes why she is looking at the end of her shooting career, and reflects on her decision. Some of my shooting friends like to remind me that I have been two years away from retirement for the...

我为何从射击运动退休?

我为何从射击运动退休?

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published July 3, 2018 I was precise in everything I did throughout my sport shooting career. I was precise in the way I practiced. I was precise in the way I ate in the weeks leading up to a match. I was precise in the way I...

方蓁回忆录专栏系列六之一

方蓁回忆录专栏系列六之一

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published February 7, 2017 Some people only find enjoyment in hobbies they can share with others, but I have never found this to be the case with shooting. Since I began sport shooting in my 40s, I have found it to be a rewarding...

学习新运动,延缓心智衰退

学习新运动,延缓心智衰退

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published January 28, 2020 After I turned 70 and later retired from competitive shooting, I knew I needed to find ways to keep my body in shape and my mind sharp. I cannot ignore the facts. I am getting old. I have turned 73 last...

Making the Transition from Pistols to Shotguns

Making the Transition from Pistols to Shotguns

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, Published November 14, 2019 After I turned 70 and later retired from competitive shooting, I knew I needed to find ways to keep my body in shape and my mind sharp. I cannot ignore the facts. I am getting old. I will turn 73 later...

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