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Maria Tolkacheva: “After the Olympics in Rio, I thought for a long time whether to pursue a career or not”

Maria Tolkacheva: “After the Olympics in Rio, I thought for a long time whether to pursue a career or not”

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31 Aug 2018

Russian gymnast Maria Tolkacheva told why she decided to continue her career after the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

I don’t know whether this can be called such a point, but after Rio 2016 I thought for a very long time whether to pursue a career or not,” - the 22-year-old athlete admitted in an interview with matchtv.ru. “But I understood that I needed to try, purely for myself. If it didn’t work out, I would still know that I tried, I would not have to bite my elbows in frustration. I do not regret that I made such a decision. Still to come."

At the 2016 Olympics, Tolkacheva won gold in group exercises in rhythmic gymnastics. In addition, the gymnast is an eight-time world champion in various disciplines.