DV: KOLODIY, LYSKUN (UKR) - gold in mixed team diving
EDINBURGH - Comments from Oleg KOLODIY (UKR) and Sofiia LYSKUN (UKR) after winning gold in the diving mixed team at the Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh on Monday.
Oleg KOLODIY (UKR) - gold
"First place obviously is really awesome. Finally my dream came true to become European champion. Sonia (Sofiia) helped me in that, so thank you very much to her.
"We tried our best and in the end we got it thanks to the higher coefficient and the slightly better execution of the dives. So first place came out."
On coming into the event as medal favourites:
"I think that everyone is a favourite. This is sport and everyone can win. It is unpredictable in our sport. You need to fight until the last dive and everything is decided on the last dive."
On heading into the next events. KOLODIY will contest the men's 1m springboard on Tuesday, 3m springboard on Thursday and synchronised 3m springboard on Friday. LYSKUN will contest the women's synchronised 10m platform on Tuesday and the 10m platform on Wednesday:
"It sets us up very well for our other events coming up. We'll try to keep it up."
On refocusing after winning the gold in the mixed team:
"We come home, take off the medals, rest and get ready for tomorrow, focus for tomorrow. But the result today certainly is encouraging."
Sofiia LYSKUN (UKR) - gold
"I even didn't expect that result. I'm very grateful that I was able to compete in the team event with Oleg (KOLODIY), that's really cool and I can't describe this feeling."
On heading into the next events:
"It is encouraging, because you know you can win and this pushes you to try and do even better."
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