RIO DE JANEIRO, August 9. /TASS/. Yana Yegorian of Russia who won gold in sabre fencing believes she would not be able to score this success without the team's coach, Christian Bauer, who is also the general manager of the team.
Yegorian, 22, said it soon the final bout where she won against Sofya Velikaya, 31, also of Russia . The score was 15:14.
"I wouldn't do it if he wasn't with us because it's he who has been training me in recent years," she said about Bauer's contribution to her success.
"My first coach, Sergei Syomin also made a big contribution to the fact I'm competing here today but Christian Bauer is the person who can you find motivation, make you believe in your own abilities," Yegorian said. "I'm immensely thankful to him."
She also said she felt somewhat easier in the bout versus Velikaya because she did not have a burden of extra responsibility on her shoulders.
"I'm young and I was aware abstolutely clearly of everyone putting stakes on her but thanks God my coach managed to give correct orientation to me on time," Yegorian said.
Although she addressed the judges more than once during the final bout, she said she had no complaints against their performance.
"Of course you get irritated when you think the next punch is yours and they don't give it to you," Yegorian said. "But I kept tight control of myself."
"If it weren't the Olympic Games I would have long told the judge a whole 500 times what I thought about it but the judges did a normal job their errofs alternately benefited me and Sonya likewise," she said.
Yegorian also said the Russian fencing team had obvious advantages from accommodation outside of the city.
"We have a chef who came together with us from Russia and we're all staying in single rooms and that's why we're quite pleased," she said.
Yegorian said when she came on Monday to watch men's rapire competition, she got tired of the bustle and crowds of people and that is why she thinks the decision to accommodate the team outside the city was a correct one.