A few months before the Tokyo Olympic Games, Yohann Diniz spoke in an interview with L’Equipe about his preparation before his last 50km walk, scheduled for August 6 in Sapporo, with the gold medal in mind.
At 43, Yohann Diniz is preparing to end his career after a final challenge. World champion and triple European champion in the 50km walk, the Frenchman dreams of a now Olympic medal to finish in style. A few months before the start of the Tokyo Olympic Games, the athlete engaged in The team on its preparation.
” My program ? I had planned to do something again but, given the health situation, all the competitions that may have been canceled, I will not be racing before the Games. It’s true that I haven’t finished 50km since the 2019 European Cup, where I achieved the minimums, and that before that, the last one dated from my 2017 world title. not afraid. “
” I don’t need benchmarks against personal opponents. Frankly, I think that, on a 50km walk, your opponent is first and foremost the distance. A fight against yourself, against fatigue, against the conditions. Competition comes long after for me “, also declared the Reims to the sports daily.