Harper-Nelson is extremely consistent at major championships, but crashed out of the semis in Beijing. You might think for an athlete with so much past success, it wouldn't faze her a ton, but she said she didn't get out of bed the next day and had to force herself not to "wallow too long".
“If you’ve worked really hard for this one day, then you can’t just easily dismiss something like that. The next day I didn’t get out of bed. And I felt bad because it was my husband’s birthday. He was just saying, ‘whatever you need,’ and I’m like, ‘I’m so sorry!’ I was just still in so much shock. I gave myself a day or two and then told myself that I have to learn from this, but you still have meets to go and your season’s not over so you can’t wallow in it too long. I knew I was mentally strong and I knew I would bounce back.”