With 8.30m he conquered the top of the world but he says…”I’m not happy with my performance”
The Greek champion, after winning the gold medal at the European Indoor Championships in Constantinople, he “promised” that if the race had not been so early in the morning, he would have reached much further in the pit.
The 24-year-old athlete repeated after his race that he can’t stand waking up in the morning and if the final took place at night he would jump at 8.50 meters! “I usually jump better after the first jump”, Tentoglou said, referring to the fact that he won the gold medal thanks to his first jump of 8.30 meters, to add: “Waking up in the morning is difficult for me. If it took place at night I would do 8.50m, I promise”.
Referring to the fact that he became the only athlete in the history of the long jump sport with three gold medals at the European Indoor Championships, Tentoglou emphasized that he does not feel invincible: “I am not invincible. I lose sometimes. It might be true in Europe. I believe that today I could lose because I was not my best self. That’s how it is. It’s very important to me and I’m glad I achieved it. I wasn’t as good as I should have been because it was in the morning. I tried my best and had a big void. I am not pleased”.