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Where did it go wrong? Manziel, Kournikova, Adu and other failed sporting prodigies

Omnisport Logo Omnisport | Slide 1 of 11: Nowhere are the expectations and pressure on young talents to succeed more magnified than in sport.At times, there will be millions of eyes from across the world on a single individual, and not everyone can thrive under such close attention.While the likes of Lionel Messi, Jordan Spieth, Anthony Joshua and Sachin Tendulkar have lived up to – or even surpassed – the success they were anticipated to achieve, others have crumbled.We take a look at some of the stars that shone brightly before quickly burning out.

Failed sporting prodigies

Nowhere are the expectations and pressure on young talents to succeed more magnified than in sport. At times, there will be millions of eyes from across the world on a single individual, and not everyone can thrive under such close attention. While the likes of Lionel Messi, Jordan Spieth, Anthony Joshua and Sachin Tendulkar have lived up to – or even surpassed – the success they were anticipated to achieve, others have crumbled. We take a look at some of the stars that shone brightly before quickly burning out.
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