4. Where do you keep your gold medal? How important is it for you?
"I keep all my world championship medals at home. They're hanging separately from awards from other tournaments, because they mean a lot to me."
5. Will you participate in the 2016 World SAMBO Championships in Bulgaria? If yes, how is your training going?
"Yes, I'll be competing in the tournament in Sofia. My training is going as planned, but I won't give away any secrets."
6. What qualities do you need to become a world SAMBO champion?
"I think the most important things are perseverance, hard work and discipline."
7. What would you like to say to your fans? And to your opponents?
"I'd like to ask my fans to believe in me, and wish my opponents good luck. The mat will determine who deserves to be a champion."