Courtesy of Lyndal Irons 3 So what do proud physie mums say to their daughters just before they compete? They say…

“Just do your best.”
“Strong and steady.”
“Good luck and here’s a kiss.”
“Be beautiful.”
“Touch for luck.”
“Have fun!”

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And when their daughter comes off the floor?

“Well done.”
“Good work.”
“You were fantastic.”
“Did you have fun?”
“You were great!”

and the most common…

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