Leisel Jones looks beyond the London Games


According to the Australian, Leisel Jones is contemplating stretching her career to a fifth Olympics in Rio in 2016. She admits that it is only since Shanghai that she has returned to the level of training commitment she had before the Beijing Games, but says that now with the Olympics as the nearest event on the horizon, a light came on inside here. “In the Olympic year, you don’t have to work hard on your motivation, it’s just there.”

“It’s a matter of having the will to do it. I’d like to go to Rio as a destination but it’s not that easy. It’s not your local school carnival. You do have to sacrifice a lot. It’s very hard because people sometimes don’t understand what we do, and it’s another four years of being in bed at nine and up at five.”

Read The Australian.


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