Kevin Mayer, photo by European Athletics
Kevin Mayer looks to upcoming decathlon at Olympics….
PARIS (FRA): World decathlon record-holder Kevin Mayer says he is not out for revenge at the Olympics after his DNF in the 2019 World Championships. The Frenchman, who no-heighted in the pole vaulted in Doha, said: “I’m not someone who’s into revenge, and I’m not trying to prove anything; but I like to please people, and it’s true that, through my results, I know I give pleasure to a lot of people when I succeed, although I don’t do sport for that.” He added regarding whether he is focused on winning gold in Tokyo: “Of course, but not just that. I can’t think about anything else! But if I give everything and another athlete is better than me, I’ll be happy with the silver medal, like in 2016 in Rio. The goal is to give it 100 per cent and have no regrets. There will be some tough competition, like the 2019 world champion, Germany’s Niklas Kaul. And there’s Canada’s Damian Warner, who has enormous potential even if he hasn’t yet managed to put everything together. In fact it’s very open, and even if I’m still the favourite, that’s normal. But I won’t rest on my laurels. I’ll start again from scratch and try to do the best I can, without making calculations.”
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