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Interview with Komova (Translation from her Facebook fan page):
Viktoria Komova, winner of the two silver Olympic medals in Artistic gymnastics, talked to our journalist about judging, team spirit and how hard it is to wait for a final score.
Q: Viktoria, at these Olympics you twice lost the fight for gold to the Americans. Which defeat was the most painful for you – the team competition or the individual all-around?
A: Individual. Because I was on my own there. After the team completion we all supported each other. Ksyusha (Ksenia Afanasyeva), the team captain, said: “We are on the podium! This is so awesome! Last time we didn’t get any medals, and now we’ve got silver!” I was so happy for the team. Especially for Mashka (Maria Paseka): she wanted this medal so badly, went through such a lot for it.
Q: Through what?
A: She had troubles with her heels – dislocations, fracture; several surgeries. These were quite serious injuries, but she is amazing, she endured it all.
Q: Are you forgetting about all your injuries and pains when you go onto the podium?
A: No. For example, my finger hurts all the time. It’s good if I manage to get up in the morning feeling all right.
Q: What were you thinking while waiting for the last score – the floor score?
A: "Please, let me be the first!" This is the hardest part – to wait for a score. You’re standing and thinking: “Oh my God, when will they show it already?”