I travel around a lot to follow my children in their international speed skating events. We are just returning from Holland after an eight day European Speed Skating Championship from which I can proudly say my daughter is returning with one silver medal and one gold!! She confirmed herself European Champion in exactly the same race as she won gold in last year. A part from my children, who I made sure speak fluent English (bilingual with Italian), all the other athletes from different nations had varying degrees of difficulty and/or shyness to let themselves be interviewed. Those from Mediterranean countries having many more difficulties expressing themselves in English & so avoiding interviews or speak telegraphically: 'Yes', 'No', 'Very good', 'Very happy'.
Interviewer (I): "Hi, you have just won a gold medal in this race. How do you feel?"
ATHLETE (A): "I'm really excited. I trained really hard to reach this level and this is the result."
Interviewer (I): "Was the race difficult?"
ATHLETE (A): "Well, it was a little fast/slow/tricky but I managed to come first."
Interviewer (I): "What are your next goals?"
ATHLETE (A): "With these results I hope to be able to take part in the .... Championships."
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