5 August 15:04 (BST)


GLASGOW - Comments from synchronised swimming gold medallists Yelzaveta YAKHNO, Maryna ALEKSIIVA and Vladyslava ALEKSIIVA (UKR) after the combination free routine final at Scotstoun Sports Campus on Sunday.

Yelzaveta YAKHNO (UKR) - gold

On the performance in the combination free routine final:

"We are very happy and excited about the performance and the programme."

Maryna ALEKSIIVA (UKR) - gold

On competing for Ukraine at the Glasgow 2018 European Championships:

"This is a very important competition - the main competition for this year. The team is very pleased to compete for Ukraine and for the people, our organisation. We are happy to be here, the country is beautiful and the people are very nice."

Vladyslava ALEKSIIVA (UKR) - gold

On competing together with her twin, Maryna ALEKSIIVA (UKR):

"Sometimes it is easier than training with the other girls. We feel what each other is feeling, feel the same things. I have been training together with Maryna for five years, but competing seriously for the past two years.

On what is next for the twins and the team: 

"We are the youngest in the team. Next summer, maybe we will compete in the Junior World Championships. I don't know."

On how the entire team is feeling and the support from their coach:

"We are feeling great. I think we are the best and we did really well in this event. Our coach supports us - she is responsible and caring with each of us."

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