10/25/2018 11:26:48 PM (GMT+3)

Qatar’s Ahmed Al Dayani speaks after the fifth subdivision qualifications (MAG)

Qatar’s Ahmed Al Dayani speaks after the fifth subdivision qualifications (MAG)

DOHA: Qatar’s Ahmed Al Dayani spoke to the media after the fifth subdivision of men’s qualifications at Aspire Dome on Thursday.

On his performance in his seventh World Championships.
I think I performed well to some extent. There were some mistakes, but the last time I performed on all six apparatus was in Glasgow three years ago (2015 Worlds). On some apparatus I performed much better than in previous World Championships.

On the support of the home crowd.
Many of my friends and family members were among the crowd tonight. That made me a little bit nervous, but the experience that I gained from previous international events helped me.

On his lengthy career.
It has been 18 great years. I am addicted to gymnastics. If I take one week away from gymnastics, I don’t feel well. It’s simply my life.

On younger team-mate Ahmed Mosa.
It’s only the second appearance for Ahmed in the World Championships. I try to calm him and make him less nervous ahead of big events like this. He is a very good gymnast and has a good future.