Russian figure skating star Alina Zagitova, in an exclusive interview after her PyeongChang triumph, tells RT she hasn’t yet fully realized she’s an Olympic champion and that she plans to delight her fans for many more seasons.
RT: Alina, thank you very much for this opportunity, it is a great honor. You're 15 and you're an Olympic champion. Honestly, what's on your mind?
Alina Zagitova: The most important thing to me has been to just make sure that everyone, my coaches, the audience and myself are satisfied. What's on my mind? I'm thinking about the next season, and new tournaments. I'm thinking of some things that maybe I should change.
RT: And that's all? So, you're thinking about figure skating and nothing else?
AZ: Right now, I just can't think of other things.
RT: Do you feel ok when people talk about your age? Because this is something everyone is really emphatic about, but my understanding is that you get the same treatment as everyone else when training and you train just like your teammates who are older, is that right?