Float-at the crossroads: The mind games of Jan-Philip Glania

The Plan was almost four years old. Jan-Philip Glania had forged it, as he missed his second Olympic Games in 2016 in Rio again in the final. The last Time the

Float-at the crossroads: The mind games of Jan-Philip Glania

The Plan was almost four years old. Jan-Philip Glania had forged it, as he missed his second Olympic Games in 2016 in Rio again in the final. The last Time the back specialist of the SG Frankfurt wanted to try to fulfill the long-cherished dream of a medal race at the big event. However, before the float came on the way to Tokyo, he wanted to have his degree in dental medicine in the bag.

What lay in his Power, that was the single-minded Athlete since then, to its list to tick off. With the completion of the study in Hand the European fighting championship, third in the 100 metres in 2014 after half a year break last summer back in the hard everyday life of a top athlete, and took back all of the hardship and deprivation that come with it. Twelve pounds has lost count of the 31-Year-old in the daily Tiles, but "a real leap" training times is reached, and feeding the hope for a successful Olympic qualification. Minor injuries he could not heal, because the time for the form-pressed construction.

Two weeks prior to a Meeting at the beginning of April in Stockholm, in which the native of Fulda, for the first time the required standard attack wanted to made then corona virus due to the far-reaching change in the sports world. On the return flight from a training camp on Fuerteventura Glania of the cancellation of the targeted Skill learned competition in Sweden. Self-schwante already that it could well be the Play this year: "This has pulled the rug from under the feet," says Glania.

Everything is messed up, what he had laid so carefully. Although the Topschwimmer can pull on the Frankfurt base after a forced break since the end of April their orbits in the basin of the land sport Federation of Hesse, and the multiple German champion had even a little more air to prepare for the trip to Japan. But "too many uncertainties" to complicate the decision about whether or not he should do once his job back. The games 2021 will be really fought, he is not convinced yet. In addition, he would then already 32 years old, what appears to him neither in the water nor for an entry in the dentists career than optimal.

"A mixed feeling" is Glania therefore. On the one hand, the attraction of a further Olympic participation attracts. "But I want to get ahead in life and also outside of the sport, achieve goals," he says. A return to the full profitum, which he used for summer, the of several a German company called sponsors supported athletes therefore. To call only for the crawl, and the head or otherwise, that Glania has never been. By the end of 2019, he began with his doctoral work and during sporting forced break is significantly promoted. As a dentist is a long road ahead of him before he can probably open his own practice. First, it is true, two years as assistant physician for more experience.

Updated Date: 12 June 2020, 10:19

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