I believe the reason for my early independence is sport, through which I learnt at an early stage to take care of myself and be disciplined.
Sometimes your disappointments make you a stronger person for the future.
I realized that health is the most important thing and that all the other things come with time if you are devoted enough.
I am the only girl in the family so everyone pampered me.
A good career is a long-lasting career. When you're there in every competition doing a good job you're a part of an elite, and that's the most important thing.
I like so much wearing heels, legs look so much better, everything looks better. But it's only recently I've had the courage to do that.
I don't rank competitions - every single one is the Olympics to me.
Since I became a favorite in every race, it's just another burden that I have to bear.
People don't come to stadiums only to see results. They come to see a reaction, they want to see we are also human, that we can cry or laugh.
Competing helps me to polish my shape.
The Olympics must be my curse or something.