“There are difficulties, both height and weight. Sometimes weight doesn’t bother much, but at the moment, it was pressing on me.” Kamila Valieva about bronze at Nationals
Translation of Kamila Valieva’s comments about winning bronze medal at 2024 Nationals.
original source: RSport
Here’s a translation of Kamila Valieva comment about challenges of adjusting to her new weight. She won the bronze medal at the Russian Nationals.
“Kamila Valieva: For me, this is the fourth Russian Nationals, the second in Chelyabinsk. There are a lot of flashbacks.
If we compare the first nationals in Kazan and the one now, it’s just a little less than half a step forward, but still forward. I did everything I could, although it wasn’t perfect. But there are difficulties, both height and weight. Sometimes weight doesn’t bother much, but at the moment, it was pressing on me.
Nevertheless, I’m glad that I pulled myself together and managed to do something. The short program went well. I’m moving forward gradually at my own pace; the main thing is not to get discouraged and keep working.
My idol is Elizaveta Tuktamysheva. At my first Russian Nationals, I remember she said, ‘This is my 12th or 13th Russian Nationals,’ and I’m thinking, ‘My age is the same as the amount of Nationals she had.'”
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