Due to mental problems, Kämna, who grew up near Bremen, took a five-month break, which has now come to an end with his participation in the Cape Epic mountain bike race in South Africa. “I lived my life wrong,” the 25-year-old nun wrote to the Weser-Kurier in an interview. The reason for his difficulties is a lack of inner balance Gesen, especially in the event of setbacks.
Not even the stage win on the tour could fully satisfy him, says Kämna. As soon as things don't go as expected, he has problems “getting me satisfaction outside of the sport. I missed opening up to other things, developing other interests. I didn't get over the time in which I had to get out of my tunnel as a competitive athlete well. And those are bigger and bigger fluctuations - on the one hand this totally focused training, on the other hand the time in which I did not train. "
That changed during his time off. Kämna is a nun in possession of a sailing license and spends time with friends and family. “Today I notice who I missed a lot. I will integrate this time into my competitive sport. Because I hope I have been more balanced and happier, "he said.
This should also pave the way to further successes. In the coming year, Kämna will attack again on the street. "I'll change to get to my old level. It's a longer road, I still have a lot of work to do. But I know that I can buy it," he said.
I don't think he's a nun now, by the way, google translated.