Olympian, interrupted: Max Whitlock on waiting another year for the games
The British double gold gymnast on mindset, medals and the challenges of staying on top. World War II was the last time the Olympic games were cancelled, representing a first-ever for all 2020's competing athletes, whose preparations and training regimes are calculated to the most vigorous schedule with the games in mind. Here, Murad Ahmed from the Financial Times talks to Max Whitlock about how the pandemic has changed his year drastically, and what kind of mindstate he will need to be at to continue being at the top of British gymnastics in 2021.
From Financial Times