excellent interview with Vitaly Scherbo

… Look at Kohei Uchimura! I consider him the best gymnast of all times. … in my mind he is the greatest and he will be forever. He is a real Champion! I don’t consider myself even close to this guy.

By the medal counts, yes, of course but I was in the right time, the right place and while I was well prepared I was also lucky.  …

…  I had just got to the senior national team. I was selected by head coach Leonid Arkaev who is one of the best organisers and coaches in the world, making the gymnasts reach high level. He invited me to the senior national team when I was 17. …

After the first camp I was suspended because I was caught smoking and this obviously was not allowed and it was a bad thing. He wanted to show all others that even talented gymnasts, the stars, we can live without them. Discipline is the most important thing so I was kicked out of the team for ever! …

Interview by Tina Gerets – Catching up with … Vitaly Scherbo (BLR)!

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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