Philipp Boy - Auf dem Weg nach London / On the way to London (interview)
(tell me if you need a translation!)
It would be great if you made a translation! Or at least a summary…
(Nevermind that I shouldn’t ask this because I have to move to Germany in 5-6 months and I should understand German…)
Sorry I don´t have enough time to do a full translation, but here are the most important / interesting facts:
First he´s asked about his goals for London. He says it´s a “rare” question and usually he likes to answer it but right now he has a lot of injuries and is not where he wants to be. So he´s not really optimistic, although he wants to fully attack in London.
He has a wrist and a collarbone injury but says he´s still giving all he can, travelling around to several doctors. At the moment he feels like being at 55 – 60% but he doesn´t want to give up since London is a once in a lifetime opportunity and most important this year.
Next they talk about the World Cup in Cottbus where he only competed floor but won the gold medal. He was sad to not compete high bar in front of his home crowd. However he´s happy with the gold and he promises to take a high bar gold one day.
Next stop are European Championships in May. There won´t be an AA competition and so he´s the reigning European Champion for 2 years. They want to do the best with the team and he´s excited to go because the equipment is the same as it will be in London. Fabian Hambüchen is not going to compete there because it doesn´t fit into his preparation but Philipp wants to go as long as he´s healthy until then.
Then they show pictures of his restaurant called “Sandwich Manufraktur” which he owns together with a friend. (btw at 6:40 the girl in white, that´s his girlfriend) They will open up a new restaurant soon, called “Brotzeit”, which is not franchise.
The reporter asks him if he´s going to sell sandwiches after his career and he says HE is not going to sell them :D but he would like to work in the financial field.
They also talk about the fact that your gymnastics career can be over any minute because they have a lot more elements where you can get injured. Philipp also says that he already feels his age and it hurts a lot more. Ronny Ziesmer is mentioned because a couple of weeks before the ‘04 Olympics he had a fall and is paralysed today, but trains to compete at the Paralympics in 2016. Philipp says he is not thinking about such severe injuries when he trains / competes.