Same Old Carro
September 12, 2010
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Take a look at the following Carolina Kluft interviews. The BBC interview was held right after Kluft won the 2003 Paris World Championships as a 20-year old heptathlete. The interview is in-depth and provides a uniquely intimate look on how Kluft thinks. Her answers are succinctly honest.
The second clip is a more recent albeit less formal interview by Spikesmag. Kluft had just leaped a season’s best, earning a spot in the final despite her wild card entry to the 2010 European Championships.
At first glance, the younger Kluft from 2003 might seem like an entirely different person. She was at the cusp of greatness, a world champion heptathlete at the tender age of 20. Fast forward seven years later. Kluft had retired from the multi-events, opting to focus on the long jump. She’s a far cry from her dominant self, failing to land within the top 3 during the Barcelona European Champs. Her body has also suffered from a string of injuries, the price of competing at the top level for so long.
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And yet, Kluft remained competitive. She still finds meaning in the sport, enjoying the competition and the challenge of a new event. Despite the difference in appearance and in events, it is apparent that the 2010 Kluft is as hungry and competitive as the 2003 Kluft!
Indeed, Caro is every inch the champion.