10/29/2018 8:57:22 PM (GMT+3)

Belyavskiy speaks after Russian Federation finish second behind China

Belyavskiy speaks after Russian Federation finish second behind China

DOHA: Comments from David Belyavskiy of the Russian Federation after his team won silver in the men’s team final at Aspire Dome on Monday.

On his mixed emotions after losing team gold to China by 0.049 points:

“On the one hand we are really happy we won qualification for the (2020) Olympic Games. It was what we wanted, but of course we are very disappointed. We were so close. But we didn’t manage it. It is my first team medal and I am very happy.”

On whether he thought team-mate Nikita Nagornyy, the last competitor on horizontal bar in the last rotation, was going to clinch gold for their team:

“I was sure he could.”