10km running up the mountain, 1h and a half weights, 12km swimming with a shirt or weights, 1h gym, 1h and a half soccer match —because the coach wanted to play— and a last waterpolo training session was the daily bread of Dani Ballart and the entire Spanish waterpolo team to prepare for the Barcelona '92 Olympics. His coach, Dragan Matutinovic, justified his military methods in the face of the need to forge the character and mentality of a group of undisciplined players. Dani Ballart was the youngest of that historic team. He tells us how he passed the national team cut-off and what he has learned to become now a fighting for the Champions League title.
The conversation is in Spanish. You can watch it with English subtitles in the YouTube video of the episode or read the automatic English transcript by clicking on the menu above.
Martí Cañellas | Fosbury Flop
Here you have the video with English subtitles of the conversation with Dani:
You can also access the conversation in the following platforms:
You can also read the Fosbury Flop podcast, the automatic English transcript of the episode is available for you. You can find it in the menu at the top.
Notes of the episode
Aigua, infern, cel | TV3
Dani Ballart: el triomf de convèncer | Revista Iluro
30 años de Barcelona ‘92: Dani Ballart i Jordi Sans | Mundo Deportivo
Todos mis hermanos | Manel Estiarte
42 segundos | Àlex Murrull, Dani de la Orden
Manel Estiarte | Informe Robinson
Entrevista a Manel Estiarte | Martí Perarnau
Fosbury Flop blog
Fosbury Flop podcast
Fosbury Flop podcast and blog is for the people, by the people. It’s free, and it always will be.
You can help to make it possible subscribing for free or recommending it to a friend. If you enjoy Fosbury Flop and it brings you value, you can upgrade your subscription to not miss the extra benefits.