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GINA GOGEAN

REPORTER: Gina, how are you feeling now that you're AGAIN world champion with the team, the third time in your career?

GINA: I'm very tired after the competition, but you may guess how great, how happy, I feel!

REPORTER: We heard you intended to retire! Is this true?

GINA: Yes, it is. This is my last international competition and this third world team title really helps me retire still "in glory", so to speak. I really hope that my mission was well accomplished!

REPORTER: Were you nervous during the trials?

GINA: No, I wasn't nervous when I had to compete, but when my teammates were competitng.

REPORTER: Do you think you'll be nervouis in the aa or in the aparatus finals?

GINA: I think I'm pretty good at self-controlling my emotional status. I am experienced enough and I am optimistic in what concerns the aa and the event finals. The most important thing is to trust your own abilities.

REPORTER: What do you think of your opponents?

GINA: I am not really interested in this matter. I just want to do my job as well as possible. It's also a matter of luck.

GINA GOGEAN
(after the World Championships)

REPORTER: Are you still going to retire, even after these three gold medals?

GINA: Absolutely. Though Belu's trying to convince me not to give up, I think this is the right moment to retire.

REPORTER: Are you going to become a coach?

GINA: I have a lot of time to think about it, right now I want to have some time off. I think next year I will focul exclusively on coaching. We'll see.

REPORTER: And until then?

GINA: I will take part in some gymnastics shows this fall. But first of all I want to go to the seaside on holidays, I've been dreaming about it for a long long time.

REPORTER: On Friday you will compete in the friendly meeting in Lyon. On what apparatus?

GINA: Anything but bars!

REPORTER: To whom do you want to dedicate these gold medals?

GINA: To Octavian Belu and Mariana Bitang, to my family and to my mates whom I wish to get at least where Milo and I got!