Dear all, this may seem like attention-seeking of some sort but recently I competed in my country's Physics Olympiad and vastly under-performed. It may sound like I'm making excuses but I largely attribute this to a panic attack I had at the start of the test that led me to be unable to perform simple calculations is some cases and solve problems the like of which I have solved with ease in the past. My question is have any of you experienced the same? Also, how can I overcome this? Finally should I speak to my teacher about it as I fear he may be disappointed in my performance (I have yet to approach him about it, having received results via an email)? He has great faith in my ability as a physicist and I am worried that I have not met his expectations here, having already failed to meet the standard I set for myself. Thank you for the time taken to read this and thanks in advance for any reply/advice you may proffer. Apologies also if this is inappropriate for this board, I was unsure where to make the topic.