Penza swimmer Victoria Andreeva plans to compete in 5 events during Olympic Games
Penza, 5 May 2016. PenzaNews. The Penza swimmer Victoria Andreeva, who successfully qualified to join the Russian Olympic team by breaking the national record, plans to test her skills in five events during the Olympics, her coach Galina Dolgova said during the press conference held on Thursday, May 5.
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“We are currently considering 5 events. […] 200 m freestyle and 200 m medley are the personal events that Victoria [Andreeva] qualified for; however, regretfully, the schedule of the Olympic Games places those two on the same day. Of course, we competed in them during the Russian championships, but that was Russian championships […] where Victoria could allow herself to […] swim quite easily to proceed. There will be no such luxury in the Olympics. She’ll have to go one hundred percent in, plus the emotional tension is there too,” she said.
According to Victoria Andreeva’s coach, the woman athlete also plans to compete in a variety of relays – 4 by 200 and 4 by 100 crawl, and 4 by 100 combined.
At the same time, Victoria Andreeva herself told the press that the path of the two to the new heights was a long one, always with a minuscule fraction of points lacking to reach the top.
“I will be giving it my best. Will be doing everything to swim through and improve on my result rather than slow down,” the swimmer added.
Discussing the objectives for the Penza athlete at the Olympic Games, her coach Galina Dolgova stressed that the main mission is to win.
“Of course, if you win with a world record, that is a positive result, because the mood is special there. In addition, I think Victoria’s schedule will be a very complicated one. […] Events every day – it is tough. […] We will be simply trying to show our best,” she explained.
“Russia’s behind us – this will serve as the biggest inspiration for the Olympic Games level performance,” Galina Dolgova added.
Moreover, Victoria Andreeva held an open-doors training session on Thursday, May 5, where she demonstrated a variety of swimming exercises.