Germany’s long-jump winner is ‘a concert pianist’News
Germany’s Malaika Mihambo won the gold medal at the 2022 World Athletics Championships Event in Eugene, Oregon.
Various websites identify her as ‘a classical pianist’ or ‘a concert pianist’.
Any fact in that?
From a recent interview:
Malaika Mihambo: These two worlds are not that different. Both are about mastering your own body and learning and optimizing movement sequences down to the last detail. For me it’s nice that playing the piano is just a hobby. Here I can learn at my own pace, sometimes faster, sometimes slower – just as I like it. That’s exactly why it’s a good change in everyday life in addition to competitive sports, which is fun and challenges me at the same time.
Did you grow up with classical music or where does your passion for music come from?
Mihambo: I didn’t grow up with classical music. I only developed my love for it at the age of 22, when I started playing the piano. It was only when I was actively making music that I discovered the depth and versatility of classical music.