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SOCHI, February 14. /ITAR-TASS/. Switzerland’s Sandro Viletta, who stunningly won the men's Olympic super combined gold medal on Friday, said he had no more fear of flying.
The Swiss skier was afraid of travelling by air since 9/11. He said he especially disliked long-lasting flights.
“It is like agony for me. That is why I am trying to fly only when it is extremely necessary and there is no other way to get to the place,” Viletta told journalists earlier. “It makes me so nervous that I start worrying two days before the flight. And it takes me another several days to recover after landing.”
However, the athlete has no more problems with it now.
“It is true, I do not like flying very much,” he said. “But this was a real problem a few years ago. Now I take it much easier. I have come to Sochi without any trouble and on Monday, I will leave to Switzerland by air as well.”
In the event Viletta refuses to use a charter flight, it will take him about five hours to come to Geneva from Sochi, changing in Moscow.