Today we have an interview with the Czech team for you. We spoke to contestants Ronald, Vaclav, Richard and Filip.
- First question: can you understand Russian? Did you learn it at school in the Czech Republic?
Ronald: Only a little – the scientific words are practically identical. You can learn Russian in Czech schools, but I studied German and English.
- How have you found Kazan? What have you seen?
Ronald: We’ve walked along the waterfront and around the centre.
Vaclav: We’ve also been around the Kazan Kremlin and we really liked it. It’s normally difficult for us to be very impressed by architecture because we’re from Prague – the most beautiful city on Earth. But the Kremlin was really something.
Richard: I wouldn’t say Prague is most beautiful city there is. I’m from Brno, which is ten times nicer than our capital!
- How did the Olympiad go for you?
Richard: Excellent. Sure, I wasn’t aiming for a gold medal, but what I’ve achieved here has exceeded my expectations. Everyone else is very happy with their competitions as well.
Filip: I expected it to be really hard here, because we’re competing at the highest level.
- How do you spend your time here when you’re not training?
Richard: Generally we play frisbee. Once, when we had a bit more time, we went out onto the square and played football.
- What feelings are you hoping to leave Russia with?
Richard: Right now everything’s going great, and everyone’s really friendly here. I’m sure we’ll remember this trip for a very long time.