Richard Bohus has recovered from a couple of serious injuries and had some great results in the European Championships in London.
The 23-year-old Hungarian won silver in 50-meter backstroke. He finished just 5 hundredth of a second behind multiple world champion Camille Lacourt (24.92). And what’s more: 30 minutes before that event he swam within olympic qualifying time in 100-metre freestyle, and he added a bronze medal in the 4x100m medley relay.
„2 or 3 years ago I was not in such a great condition, so it seemed impossible to achieve more good results on the same day. I have been in the United States for 3 years, and I can tell you, that my mentality has changed a lot. I feel good, I am much more positive than I used to be. In Arizona the sun is always shining! – Bohus said.
Bohus, bronze medalist in the 2012 EC in Debrecen as well, had arrived in London more motivated than ever, bacause he had been hit by a series of unlucky events the years before. After the 2012 Olympic Games he needed a psychologist as he felt undermotivated, but in the States everything had changed. However, he suffered two serious injuries, the first one in 2014, and the other one in 2015, and even his doctor did not really believe he could continue the professional sport.
„I think I needed these negative things, because I like big challenges very much. What are my goals for the Olympic Games in Rio? I would like to reach the final with the team in the relay, but maybe it is a bit early to speak about the chances. My big goal is to get good results in the 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest, in front of a home crowd, which will be amazing” – Bohus added.