Hurd speaks after WAG 5th subdivision qualifications
DOHA: Comments from Morgan Hurd of the USA after the fifth subdivision of women’s qualifications at Aspire Dome on Saturday.
On her performance.
I think I did really well and I’m pretty proud of myself. My goal is just to achieve the best I can do. I think it went great.
On how her status of being the defending world all-around champion affects her performance.
I definitely think it brings a little bit of pressure, but it’s mostly from myself because I have higher expectations for myself. It definitely felt different (from the 2017 Worlds). I felt more confidence, and I came with the experience from last year.
On whether her performance was among her best.
I definitely think so.
On serving as lead-off gymnast for the USA team on three of four apparatus.
It actually helps me because I wait a little less time. I have less chances of getting more anxious. I like being first.
On her personal and team goals for Worlds.
Just (to do) my absolute best. I just want us all to achieve our absolute personal best.
On team-mate and three-time world all-around champion Simone Biles.
She’s the greatest of all time.
On how team-mate Simone Biles inspires her.
We all want to catch her so we’re just trying our absolute best.