US News: Climbing Olympic Jan Hojer between "Coronation of the Career" and "Wrong Stage"

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Jan Hojer beim Boulder-Weltcup 2021 in Innsbruck. © Getty Images Jan Hojer at the Boulder World Cup 2021 in Innsbruck.

On Monday of this week, the wait and eternal exercise an end - in the evening the five-member climbing team of the DAV enlisted the plane of Frankfurt to Tokyo to acclimatize two weeks well. Finally, it's about nothing but the Olympic premiere for the sports climbers - and in the mode "Olympic Combined".

for the native Cologne, who is reported for the Dav-Section Frankfurt, the games of Tokyo are a real highlight despite his longtime competition experience. "It's the biggest climbing competition I've ever participated in my career," says Hojer on the Instagram platform of the DAV, "It is the crowning of the last twelve, 13 years I dedicated to this competitive sport".

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"It is the crowning of the last twelve, 13 years, which I dedicated to this competition sport." (Dav-climber Jan Hojer)

unlike his teammate in Tokyo, the rock climbing specialist Alex Megos, Hojer has always been his main focus on the Laid competitions in bouldering and lead climbing - since recording sport climbing to the Olympic Program (2016), he must also be reinforced with the speed discipline not yet widespread in Germany. And can perform at pace climbing well-respectable times - Hojer requires a time of just over six seconds for the 15-meter wall, National coach Urs Stöcker says: "He will deliver."

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"I have become in an identical starter field at the 2018 World Cup in Innsbruck's third - behind Adam Ondra and Jakob Schubert," says Hojer. And even if this is already three years, he also gives rise to ambitious goals for Olympics. "If I get a very good day and get my performance in all three disciplines, I'll definitely climb for medals."

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That the Olympic flair is missing, Hojer regrets like all other athletes. "Everything that Olympia explains like the opening ceremony, the final ceremony or life in the Olympic village we can not participate or experience only very limited."

"Olympic values ​​such as respect and fair play can be lived much more about World Cups, where you have a lot of contact with the other athletes. In this respect, this is exactly the wrong stage here in Tokyo. "" (Jan Hojer)

So there is nothing else left than focusing on yourself and his sport. The first workouts have Megos and Hojer with the team around national coach Urs Stöcker meanwhile graduated - of course. The Olympic spirit - the expected Hojer not really to find with these corona games. "Respect and fair play are not only values ​​that should only be lived during the few hours of competition. In Tokyo we will be constantly in this bubble, with almost no contact with other athletes. Therefore, these Olympic values ​​can be lived much more about World Cups, where you have a lot of contact with the other athletes. In this respect, this is exactly the wrong stage here in Tokyo to promote these values. "

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