10/26/2018 9:03:52 PM (GMT+3)

Cyprus’ Marios Georgiou speaks after ninth subdivision qualifications

Cyprus’ Marios Georgiou speaks after ninth subdivision qualifications

DOHA: Comments from Cyprus’ Marios Georgiou after the ninth subdivision of men’s qualifications at Aspire Dome on Friday.

On his team’s performance (after nine of 10 subdivisions, he ranked 22nd in the all-around standings and Cyprus ranked 27th in team standings).

We were not ready, as Ilias (Georgiou) and I had a couple of injuries. I picked up a hand injury while training few days ago. I was not able to train well in the past couple of days. We made a lot of mistakes.

On mentoring his less-experienced team-mates.

There is no pressure at all. I like to help my teammates, to push them to go forward. We are like a family. I told them, ‘Do not be afraid.’”