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Émilien Jacquelin: “Sometimes I want to do well so much that I get lost in it”


INTERVIEW – Author of a contrasting last season, between a fine 5th place in the general classification of the World Cup and the failed Olympics on an individual level, the biathlete now wants to “be more benevolent towards” himself.

The tears, poignant, of Émilien Jacquelin at the end of his 72nd place during the individual of the Beijing Olympics had been a strong moment in emotions.

By stripping himself to comment on his poor performance and his inner torments, the double pursuit world champion (2020 and 2021) had gone far in the analysis.

And self-criticism.

Which, ultimately, corresponds well to his endearing and complex personality at the same time.

Presented at a very young age as the future successor to Martin Fourcade at the top of the world biathlon hierarchy, Jacquelin finally saw Quentin Fillon-Maillet steal the costume from him.

What could well be a blessing in disguise for this 27-year-old young man who says he has "

reached maturity

", provided he is less intransigent with himself and better knows how to apprehend failure, inherent in any career. high-level athlete.

Meeting with a natural and outspoken champion claimed before the first race of the season, the individual…

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Source: lefigaro

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