You didn’t do any competition since the World’s in Baku. Why ?
The most important competitions of the year are the World and European championships. I make priority on them.
What have you done since ?
I fought at clubs’ competitions and prepared for 2019.
What was your training ?
After Baku, they gave me a little bit of rest. Then, I began to train in my club. I mainly trained in Ukraine with the national team.
Is your bronze medal in Baku confirm you in your training and approach of competition ?
Bronze is not gold, but still, it is not a bad result. A medal is a confirmation that I am on the right path. A medal is a reward for your work, so I knowingly worked.
What do you expect from the Paris Grand Slam ? What are your ambitions ?
Paris is one of my favorite cities, I always come there with great joy. I feel comfortable during fights when I am in Paris. I haven’t win a gold medal yet in Paris and I am expecting it.
Is Paris a special tournament ? Is it the kind that you don’t want to miss ?
Paris is one of the strongest tournaments in the world, and I don’t want to miss it, there is the atmosphere of the strongest judo in the world.
What are your main goals for this year ?
Gold ! The Worlds in Japan and the European Games in Minsk and score points to be in the top 8 of the ranking for the Olympics.