Mickael Mawem heading to Tokyo 2020!
A few days ago, our Pro Athlete Miky Mawem earned a ticket for the Olympic Games 2020 in Tokyo. On his way back home, we asked him some questions.
HOW WAS IT TO PARTICIPATE AT THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN TOKYO? HOW WAS THE ATMOSPHERE DURING THE 10 DAYS COMP?
We were at the WCH with four other French guys. I was thrilled to be able to fight against the best climbers in the world! A 10 days comp is long. You need to keep your concentration for a long time.
During a competition, I prefer to be on my own with my brother for the perfect focus. So we did. Only at the end of such an event, we were together with all French athletes and staff, which was nice because we are all friends from each other.
DID YOU EXPECT TO EARN A TICKET FOR THE OLYMPIC GAMES?
Yes, of course! I am a competitor, so when I go to comp, it's for the win! For doing my utmost! I want to fight all the time! It's hard to compete. You need the right mentality, and I think I had it this time.
WHAT DID YOU FEEL WHEN YOU FOUND OUT YOU GOT THE TICKET?
My first emotion was; I can't realize this happened. I have my ticket for the Olympics. I called my family, my mother, my father and my sister. My second emotion was; it's indescribable. My family is very proud of me, and that is one of my goals!!
YOU ARE IN THE PLANE NOW ON YOUR WAY HOME. WHAT'S NEXT?
I'll go home, will have a 4 days break, and after this short break, I'll go back to training. The season isn't finished yet. The European Championship and 2 Masters are coming. After these comps, I maybe take a one week holiday without climbing with my girlfriend, and after this, I will go back to train to become stronger for the Olympics!
WHAT DID IT MEAN FOR YOU TO BE AT THE WCH TOGETHER WITH YOUR BROTHER?
We complement each other very well. It's perfect to go to comps together. It makes life easy. You want to eat the same things, feel the same things and go to bed and wake-up at the same time. It's very familiar if you do everything the same and of course, my brother is my best friend!
Congrats Miky! And thank you for your performance and sharing this with us.