When I got back to my room inside the Athletes’ Village after winning the silver medal in the Commonwealth Games men’s decathlon in April, it was 1 a.m. and I was so tired.
I took the medal that had been hanging around my neck, put it in a drawer and went to bed. For the rest of the Games, I only took the medal out of that drawer once, for an interview I was doing. I never looked at it because I was already looking forward to what was next for me. . . Gotzis (the Austrian town that’s home to the most famous multi-events competition in the world), the 2019 world championships, and the 2020 Olympics.

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