Source: Reid Forgrave FOXSports.com
A few days ago, former TNA World Heavyweight Champion Kurt Angle was interviewed by FOX Sports regarding his quest to compete in the 2012 Olympic games. Here are some of the news and notes coming out of that interview:
On The Reaction He Expects at the Olympic Trials:
Do I still have a shot? Yeah, but it’s a long shot. These guys are younger, quicker, but I might be smarter … When I show up at the trials, people will say, ‘Holy (crap), he showed up.’ If I do well, it’ll be, ‘Holy (crap), he did well.’ They’re going to respect me.
On Being Focused During Times of Turmoil:
God has really shown me how to stay focused in these really horrible times of turmoil. I think that I’ve used that as motivation. You can either step out of it, go beyond your expectations, or curl up into a shell and say, you know what? This happened, and this is my excuse. I’m not that kind of guy.
On One of the Reasons He’s Trying This All Again:
In ’96, I didn’t really enjoy it — I was relieved when it was over. I feel I missed the whole ride. Because I don’t remember anything. I want to experience it, to enjoy it. Back then it was more a job to me. I put pressure on myself. I didn’t enjoy any aspect of it. I was so focused, I don’t remember anything about it. Nothing. I don’t even remember the podium.
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