We caught up with European high bar champion Oliver Hegi following the Swiss Cup and asked about future upgrades, his amazing Deff skill and his short-term goals.
So how did you feel today about your performance in the competition?
OLIVER: Yeah, I’m actually pretty happy with it. I think I got the best out of my routine. I didn’t show all my difficulty, but I think I’m pretty happy with it.
Are you planning any upgrades now, going into the next year and towards Tokyo?
OLIVER: Yeah, of course. because those routines weren’t really the hardest I can go, but it’s hard to say which routines I’m going to show in the next few competitions, but I sure will try to get some harder skills in my routines.
And are you planning to keep the Deff in your high bar routine?
OLIVER: I am, yeah, but it’s going to be a little bit difficult to decide when I’m going to show it and when not.
How do you decide? Is it just risk analysis?
OLIVER: Yeah, exactly. I always…I just like…it depends on how I feel, which competition it is, and the field.
It worked in Glasgow…it paid off!
OLIVER: (Laughs) It worked in Glasgow and I hope next year as well.
It’s really great to watch and interesting to see…
…and in the short term, do you have any other competitions coming up now?
OLIVER: This year?
This year, yeah.
OLIVER: No, that was my last one, I’m done.
So your next goal is … Euros?
OLIVER: Yeah, European Championships next year and until then, I’m going to work on my routines and add some more difficulty.
OK. Thank you so much and congratulations on your performance today!
OLIVER: You’re welcome.