Evgenia Medvedeva: “Now there is neither joy nor sorrow when I hold Olympic medals; I feel nothing. It’s just a piece of metal.”

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Translation of Evgenia Medvedeva’s comments about how her life has changed after the Olympics.

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Here’s a translation of Evgenia Medvedeva’s comments about her life after the Olympics.

Today, on the figure skater’s birthday, the premiere of a documentary film about her titled “Medvedeva vs. Medvedeva” took place. Medvedeva stated that Olympic medals currently do not evoke any emotions for her.

“Not long ago, a friend of mine came to visit, said something about Olympic medals – and I remembered that they exist. But now I understand that it’s just a piece of metal. An object with rings.

At that moment, there was a cognitive dissonance, that this particular object is proof of your journey. But I realized that it’s not like that at all. My values have changed, priorities have changed.

Now there is neither joy nor sorrow when I hold the medals; I feel nothing. I live in a different era,” said Evgenia Medvedeva at the premiere of a documentary film.

Medvedeva stated that she has no regrets about how her athletic destiny unfolded.

“I am already such a different person; it was so long ago that when people seriously ask me if I have any regrets or not – well, I don’t remember anymore. It was six years ago.

Look at me now and at me at the Olympics. These are two different people.

I am living the life I always dreamed of. I didn’t even dream; I had no idea that life could be like this. What talk is there of regrets? I have plans for tomorrow and the day after tomorrow; there are no plans for the past.

Well, it happened. Was it disappointing? Yes, it was. Did I cry? Yes, I cried. But now I’m not crying, and that’s it,” said two-time world champion and two-time silver medalist at the 2018 Games, Evgenia Medvedeva.


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