For every athlete, the main
goal is the Olympics. Even just taking part,
because it’s so important. This is for the European Games. We had to shorten the trousers
because they were too long! Congratulations
on the Olympics! Congratulations to you, too! I’ve been invited to carry
some torch ahead of the European Games. It seems
this is not a good gymnast! I think my form is average
at the moment and that I can do more. In a few days, the European
Games will start in Minsk. It’s very symbolic that today,
on Olympic Day, we’re here to give our athletes
a send-off. Russian gymnast, Olympic
and world silver medalist, I live in Beijing. I was fifteen when I joined
the national team. It’s been almost two years
since I last saw my family. Especially at the very
beginning, when I first joined the team, I missed them every night. -Feifei!
-Lele, give me a hug! Ah, my baby! Here’s your sister. Why are you shy to see
your sister? -You’ve got taller, baby.
-Yes. You seem to have lost weight. Long time no see, long time
no see! Come on,
hold your sister’s hand. When I say, “One, two, three,”
you say, “Come on!” -Okay, one, two, three.
-Come on! Good! In training,
I did a bad somersault and hurt my ankle. Good. Stretch your arms. Amazing! I feel really bad
when I see others improving quickly,
while I can’t do anything. The World Championships in
October are approaching. Then the Olympics start in
July next year. There is pressure,
it will be very difficult. A part of me even wanted
to give up, but it’s normal to think
this way. Can you put your own shoes on? No. Okay, let me teach you.
Sit down. We’re going to
my brother’s school, right? I feel excited. Hello! Have a hug. You’ve become strong, brother. You’ve got taller. I’m getting taller too, and Feifei’s growing a little
slower. -Welcome home, Lele!
-I’m back. Leaving home is a sacrifice that I had to make… because as an athlete,
my goal is to fight to be World Champion and
Olympic Champion. No more time, hurry up,
they’re waiting outside. -Do you have everything?
-Yes. I have it all. Have a hug. Come on. Give me a hug! She doesn’t want you to go. Come to gymnastics with me
then. -Bye bye.
-Fight! Focus on the Olympics! I prefer it when there’s a big
crowd, a lot of noise. Angelina Melnikova! It doesn’t disrupt me at all,
rather it cheers me up. All-around is more
important for me, because it’s
my main discipline. My body is ready to perform. Angelina Melnikova. On the bars you managed to
correct your mistake quickly? Oh! I don’t know how I
managed that. I just about grabbed it
with my right hand. It was the same on the beam.
It was a new element. I was nervous
before the last apparatus because I knew what score I
needed to get. I tried my best. I’m happy and a bit tired. Angelina Melnikova! I need to have a good rest. Then I think that everything
will be good for tomorrow. I feel proud.
Proud for my country, and grateful to my coaches
and everyone who supports me.