Evgenia Medvedeva: “At that time, I felt really bad that I took the second place, that I lost. But as it turned out, two silver medals are my blessing.”
Evgenia Medvedeva about her two Olympic silver medals and plans for the future.
Evgenia Medvedeva: At that time, I felt really bad that I took the second place, that I lost. Almost 5 years have passed. As it turned out, two silver medals are my blessing. I has formed as a person precisely due to the fact that I didn’t win then.
Now I am now in my place. I am comfortable with the life I am living now. I am very grateful that I am here, the kind of person I’m, that I have the opportunity to earn money, realize my ideas, become the person I always wanted to become.
Who knows what would have happened to me with a gold medal? Everyone thinks so: she is an Olympic champion, what else does she need? And this is a big challenge, especially if you win the Olympics at a young age. This is a huge psychological burden that needs to be dealt with. And if there are no right people next to you, it’s not easy at all.
Because of these thoughts and attitudes (that the best moment in life has already passed) the life of Olympic champions sometimes develops very hard. Because after such a grandiose victory, it is very difficult to understand that there are still a lot of incredible and wonderful things in life.
My biggest victory in life is the fact that I stepped over the Olympics, victories and losses and live here and now. This is a huge victory and I am very proud of myself. I hope all athletes do this.
In 17-18 years? Wow. I still see myself very active at work. I think that I will be connected with figure skating until the end of my life.
I say this not with sad emotions, because I am madly in love with what I do.
I am curious what will happen to me, what field I will go. But after 17-18 years, I definitely see myself in the family. A married, very well-groomed, wealthy woman who made herself, and who has an equally successful husband and very happy and beautiful children.
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