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And from that nineteen sixty four, this was my goal to go to Olympic Games. And I realized what does it mean, Olympic Games, like big celebration.
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And I suggested to change very simple way to Olympic Games, in one competition, two different levels. Separate from, until sixteen, and after sixteen years old.
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And in nineteen seventy two I almost wasn't, on the team, but I knew about it just before Olympic Games for three months before this why this is was not very good for me. I'd been ready to go, you know.
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And now I think gymnastic needs to change, because it's a long way to stay in same position. We need to change.
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And then Richard was, my son was born, and this is another new deed to take care of him and I very happy I have a very good family.
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And we lost a lot because of that, and I think this is future gymnastics to separate ages. Because kids can do it more than adult. A woman and adult woman can show more than the small kids.
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And, in nineteen seventy two Olympic Games I wasn't really going to be a star, and overnight I became a star.
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Anyway I will go same road because I, I was born in gymnastics. This is my, how to say, my life and my duty.
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Because up to sixteen years old you feel gymnastics more. You can show your emotion, grace, like woman gymnastics, not kid's gymnastics. I feel I have good shape, and I can do it elements everything, but, it's not competition for me.
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Because you know some people can lie. I can't. You can see my eyes, right away, if I. And I will say it like this if I will lie to you.
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But let me do I will show the world what gymnastics looks like. Well may be this is a future gymnastics.
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But probably this is helps to win, to win, to gold, more gold medals, and to win most my important medal, heart of people. This is most important for me.
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But, I couldn't live without creation gymnastics.
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Cause I always compete for somebody.
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Finally I almost dropped gymnastics because I couldn't live without create, and you know, and then, all public in the world start to say, we don't want to see gymnastics without OLGA.
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First of all they didn't like that because um this is you know like a revolution in gymnastics. And nobody was ready for that.
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How many people in the world is, each of them is individual. And I like to eat bread, somebody don't like that. You know this is the same in gymnastics.
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I am not interested in medals or titles. I don't need them. I need the love of the public and I fight for it.
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I feel great. I feel younger. And I don't feel anything at all. I don't know who knows, but right now I'm, how, how many years have I, fifty five, something like that. Forty three years old. And I feel like seventeen, like twenty five years ago.
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I think I spent all my life in gymnastics. And if you will ask me I want to change something in your past life, no. I will go same.
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I think if I wasn't in very high level, I never will be in the team. Cause I was high, in very high level.
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I think this is all my life. Because if I was split gymnastics and something else like far, fun or to go with friends. No, this, you're supposed to one go, one straight road and to do every day. And touch the wall, of the goal.
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I would say this is not negative this is h, a hard part in gymnastics. You can't eat, whatever you want to eat. And what kind of meal you're supposed to have, you can't.
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I'd been ready too, because before Olympic Games, I wasn't compete in big competition like, World Championship, like European Championship. I just competed in national competition.
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It's better to have a rich soul than to be rich.
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No it's wrong, I had different youth, in my position as gymnastics, or so I saw all the world before I was sixteen, seventeen years old.
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Remember before nineteen seventy two Olympic Games I was total skinny, I was small, very strong, they may be don't like to see a gymnastics like that. I don't know but, gymnastics, might. Nineteen seventy two supposed to be change somewhere.
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Thank god, and now all I have are, twenty one years together, in January and, you know, I, you know I forgot this all about things. And anyway the first place is good thing.
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That's all, I didn't understand what's like Olympic Games and why big competition and small competition. For me this was same. To show your to present yourself. To show what you can do with it, and um, you know to feel like all people like you. This is very important in gymnastics.
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Then I was lucky I met with my future husband, and I started new life with my husband, and I was happy again. He was a musician. I start to travel with him through Europe also and around the former Soviet Union.
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This is probably why, my life is easier, and my family is very happy, because we never lie each other. This is probably all people supposed to feel each other, so be always in all of the world they'll be peace.
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This is very interesting to practising every day to create something and, when they start to say no you can't do it because gymnastics.
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This is was not easy part to go to the team, to Soviet team. Because in that time a Soviet team was very strong. But I was ready ninety sixty eight Olympic Games, but I was fourteen years old, thirteen even and you couldn't compete because, you're not sixteen. This is good and not good.
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This is why I like my coach, because of that she never said oh that's not good. He just told, we need to work more, harder, that's all.
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Up to nineteen seventy six when I quit gymnastics I was very, disappointed because I didn't have anything which is, live with. I didn't have a friend so I didn't have a coach anymore.
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When I was gymnast first I couldn't live without gymnastics. Now I can't live without to give my feeling to small kids. This is fun.
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Yes, I, went to gymnastic destroy their routine, you know. And start new gymnastic. They were not ready for that.
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