When Laszlo Cseh finds himself tired from travel or training, he cues a video of the 200-meter-butterfly final at the 2008 Olympics. Read The New York Times.
â€œSometimes when I go to training in the morning and I get tired or I want to sleep more and I feel I need some boost, I watch it,â€ Cseh said. He added, â€œI watch it a lot of times.â€
He wonders if his challenges with Michael Phelps and now Ryan Lochte makes his career the worst of timing or the best.
â€œI think a lot about that,â€ Cseh said. â€œMaybe if there is no Phelps, no Lochte, Iâ€™m not as good. They make me better and the other swimmers better because of how fast they are swimming.â€
There’s more interesting stuff in that article, like how his father Laszlo Sr. happened to be a top backstroker at the same time as the impenetrable Roland Matthes, who did not loose a backstroke race from 1967 to 1974.
And on how John Naber finally beat Matthes by choosing not to chase him.