Mayer refuses to feel the pressure ahead of World Indoor Championships debut
Thursday, 01 March 2018 09:34

Mayer refuses to feel the pressure ahead of World Indoor Championships debut

Written by IAAF- Nicola Sutton
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The pressure of performing in the intense heat of a major championship cauldron can either make or break an athlete. But if the aura of calm generating from Kevin Mayer is anything to go by, then the combined events star is poised for a golden weekend ahead.

The 26-year-old Frenchman, who is aiming to add the world indoor crown to his global outdoor title from London last summer, insists that – despite his rising star status – focusing on purely having fun in fact plays a pivotal role in his continuing success.

 

 

“Being tagged as the favourite, I felt the pressure the most in London," said Mayer. "And then I realised that the key is to just have fun and enjoy every single discipline, so now I don’t think about the pressure at all.

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