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Everyone has a few little quirks in their preparation – I just tend to do the same sort of things as I did in previous competitions – but there’s nothing too weird, sticking with lucky knickers or socks! For instance, I’ll see my family the day before a fight but won’t see them on the day.
Winning the Olympics was an amazing feeling, but afterwards, it was a bit like, ‘What do I do now?’ So I lost a bit of motivation going back into training and competitions; I had so much pressure on me. I kept thinking, ‘I’m the Olympic champion. I can’t lose’ – being only 19 and having to deal with all that pressure.
It’s amazing to get one Olympic gold, but you have to be a legend to get two. And that’s definitely my aim.
I used to be a person who just peaked for the big events, not doing too many competitions, but now you’ve got to go round chasing all the points because if you’re not taking them, someone else is.
Because I am Olympic champion, everyone assumes I am this perfect athlete who should never lose. Every time I step in the ring, I am expected to win.
The hunger has come back now because I want to be a double Olympic champion. I want to be a legend.
To have this gold medal around my neck is just bonkers and still hasn’t really sunk in.
I think it’s when I won the Youth Olympics I thought, ‘I can really get gold in London.’
Psychology is a big part of sport that some people do not realise. But it is a skill you have to practice.
I want to be European, world and Olympic gold medallist.
I just like to have cereal in the morning, but it’ll be those cluster things – it’s a bit random – and through the day, I like just pasta, plain pasta with a bit of sauce on it, never too much in case I get a bad belly… and jelly just before I go on for a bit of energy!
With taekwondo, anything can happen, really. You get bad days; you get good days of training, so you’ve just got to hope that you’re on it on your day.
I had been thinking, ‘I’ve got to win because I’m Olympic champion’; actually, no, it’s, ‘I’m an Olympic champion for life,’ I can just enjoy the rest.