4. Where do you keep your gold medal? How important is it for you?
"It is in the place of honor with all my other medals, of course! Because each of my medals means effort, hard work and training.... A world championship medal has been my dream for 15 years."
5. Will you participate in the 2016 World SAMBO Championships in Bulgaria? If yes, how is your training going?
"Yes, of course. I started training right after the World Championships: my coach and I started working on my mistakes. My training is probably going the same way as for all other athletes: workouts, training camps and qualifying competitions."
6. What qualities do you need to become a world SAMBO champion?
"Stamina, perseverance, and the ability to maintain a high level for workouts and competitions. Emotional stability, the ability to focus on a goal, single-mindedness, self-discipline, confidence in your strength, and willpower, of course, are also important.
7. What would you like to say to your fans? And to your opponents?
"To my fans: Thanks for your support and trust. It gives me confidence and strength!
To my opponents: I wish you good luck, but being lucky isn't the most important thing during competitions..."