GA: PIHAN-KULESZA (POL)
GLASGOW - Comments from 31-year-old PIHAN-KULESZA of Poland after senior women's podium training at The SSE Hydro on Tuesday.
Marta PIHAN-KULESZA (POL)
On how her training went on Tuesday:
"It's my first big competition after giving birth to my daughter [in 2017], so I'm happy, I'm feeling good."
On why she returned to the sport at the age of 30 after having a baby:
"The plan was to retire after giving birth, but this is stronger than me. I love gymnastics, I love to compete. I would have had regrets if I hadn't tried to come back after giving birth. I know how to come back after injuries, but not after having a baby."
On how she felt winning the Poland national championships in June so soon after returning to the sport:
"At the Polish championships I had a little luck. It was a big surprise. I knew that if I did my job, I could win a medal in the all-around, but not the gold."
On her advice to other gymnasts who have had a baby and are considering a comeback:
"You have to try, because if you don't try, you will never know. Don't have any expectations, just have fun, just try to do what you did before, and you will see."
On whether she is the mother of the team?
"No, because we have the oldest team here. The Polish team's average age is 25; the youngest on our team is 19 years old. I think we are the most experienced team in this competition."
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