Thanks for answering my Yannick question so fast. And it would be awesome if you could translate a little bit of his recent interviews. I should really learn french cosidering how many french athletes I love :) Google translate only helps so much. Anyway I hope Yannicks finds what he is looking for with this move. It seems like under Fabrice he got the great results but wasn't happy and under Bob and in the US he seemed happy but the results weren't what he hoped for.
It seems like under Fabrice he got the great results but wasn’t happy and under Bob and in the US he seemed happy but the results weren’t what he hoped for.
A perfect summary!
And I promise I’ll translate and publish Yannick’s interviews tomorrow.
I’m trying to share as many interviews of other French athletes as I can, but if there’s an interview you’d particularly like to see translated (or an athlete you’d particularly like to hear about), feel free to ask, I can usually do it within a week. :)
(you or anyone else!)
For the anon who told me I was lying about Georges Breitman I BEG YOUR PARDON
HE EXISTED AND HE WAS POLE VAULTING AT 81. Look at the last line here. If you don’t believe me maybe you’ll believe the French fed website?
I always loved swimming (doing it and watching) but only recently have I started to follow some of my favorite swimmers more closely, reading interviews and such. So, since I love the frenchies but do not speak french, I hope you can help me. With Yannicks recent switch back to france, I tried to google translate an interview but with not much success. He mentioned being really unhappy before moving to the US. Do you know more about that? I think it had to do with his former coach? thanks
I’ll publish a more detailed translation of his recent interviews tomorrow but a summary:
Yes, Yannick was unhappy in Nice. Let’s say Fabrice (his former coach) wasn’t giving Yannick what he needed. Yannick wanted a coach, but more than that he wanted someone who would support him, someone he could talk to, and he didn’t have that with Fabrice. In time their relationship got worse to the point where Yannick only saw two solutions: quitting swimming, or leaving Nice. Fortunately he chose the latter.
And he says even though training with Bob Bowman didn’t produce the results he’d hoped for, he doesn’t regret anything because if not for Bob he would have quit swimming. Like Camille Muffat
who oh! was also coached by Fabrice
I’m bored and rewatching videos of the 2012 Olympics and THIS IS WHAT I MEAN WHEN I SAY BJÖRN IS ADORABLE
look at him
(also hi Renaud)
Norwegian forest cats are the best.
They look like little snow lions.
MORE REASONS WHY NORWEGIAN FOREST CATS ARE THE BEST:
The colloquial term for them is “skogkatten”.
They’re also called “fairy cats” in Norway, because they’re so pretty.
They run down trees headfirst.
They’re fricking gigantic and they purr really loud.
They literally walk over snow like motherloving Legolas.
In Norse mythology, skogkatts pull the goddess Freya’s carriage.
Who doesn’t want a carriage pulled by cats?
Viking cats. End of story.
(Source: attack-on-precal, via myketchupchips)
"[Elsa] symbolizes all of us who just hold so much in, and we’re afraid, especially as women, to unleash our power, in fear that people aren’t going to like us or we’re going to put people off. So, it’s about embracing that, harnessing that, and letting it go, and it’s such a great message, for young girls especially." - Idina Menzel
(Source: vivacosima, via eat-chocolate-it-will-help)