10/28/2018 6:32:24 PM (GMT+3)

Switzerland's Kaeslin speaks after WAG 10th subdivision qualifications


DOHA: Comments from Ilaria Kaeslin of Switzerland after the 10th subdivision of women’s qualifications at Aspire Dome on Sunday.

On the Swiss team’s performance (ranked 21st after the 10th of 11 subdivisions):

“We did well. We have done our best but with some mistakes. I made one of them on floor exercise. In general, it was really good, the atmosphere was fantastic and I am quite happy.”

On her fall on floor exercise:

“I do not know why I made that mistake. I was feeling confident and fit but maybe I was not really ready. I just made a mistake. Sometimes it happens.”

On the pressure she might face as one of the most experienced gymnasts in the Swiss team:

“There is always some pressure, but it motivates me to do my best. We are a good team. I try to encourage my team-mates and answer any questions they might have.

They also help me a lot. Before big competitions like this I tell the younger members of the team to just go out, focus and do what they were doing during training. But they are all excellent gymnasts and know what they have to do.”