interview with Artur Dalaloyan

2018 World Champion.

Q: I heard that you had discipline issues when you were 13. What was the worst thing you did?

A: I had a party in my room at the training center, I invited not only the men’s team but also the girls. …

Q: Can your team now fight for a lot of gold medals at the Olympic Games?

A: Yes. Our team has definitely upped the level, we achieved a very good result. But I think that the most important thing is to get through this preparation, this year and a half until the Olympics without accumulating injuries. …

Q: Have you ever been very nervous during a competition?

A: I used to be very nervous and shaking at every competition.

Q: When did it stop, after what competition?

A: I think it depends more not on the competitions you had but on age and experience. …

Q: You have an interesting combination of cities in your personal life. You were born in Moldavia, you have Armenian heritage and now you live in Moscow. Where do you spend most time now?

A: I’ve been living in Moscow since I was six years old. My father is Armenian. By the way, I’ve never been to Armenia. Father left us when I was about 9 or 10 years old, since then I haven’t seen him, we’re not in touch at all.


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