Karabatic casts doubt on its presence at the Paris 2024 Olympics

Star of PSG and the Blues, Nikola Karabatic still performs at a very high level, now 38 years old. The French leader, however, prefers not to plan for the Paris Olympics in two years, to focus first on his big season to come.

Nikola Karabatic has not lost the flame. Before starting the 21st season of his professional career, the star of PSG hanball and the French team wanted to reassure, during his visit to RMC on Thursday, about his desire still intact despite his 38 years. .

“The pleasure is always there, named the handball player three times winner of the Champions League and multiple champion of France, Germany or Spain. But it is important to vary the training, the exercises, to have fun even if it’s physically hard. That’s where it’s played, too, to be able to extend his career over the last few years. I still enjoy it, but there are still times when I wonder why I do that again! (Laughs)”

“The Olympics? Not something that I have in mind and that pushes me on a daily basis”

Perhaps and surely Karabatic has provided its efforts because, like the rest of the France group, it has in mind a major objective to come: the Olympic Games in Paris, in two years. “No, it’s not something that I have in mind and that pushes me on a daily basis”, however sweeps the triple Olympic champion.

Before developing his thought: “I can’t start thinking about the Olympic Games today, it’s too far, too long. We have so many matches, preparations, deadlines still between PSG and France team… Me, I work after walking, season after season. I will see this season if I manage to maintain the rhythm, which is going to be very high. And if it goes well, why not then consider the following season.”

Before planning on the Olympic competition, Nikola Karabatic and the Blues will have to win the 2023 World Cup, which will be played in Poland and Sweden from January 11 to 29. The men’s handball Euro will also be on the program at the start of 2024 (January 12 to 28, in Germany), the last preparation for the Paris Olympics.

Romain Daveau RMC Sport journalist

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