Successful Belarusian gymnast, Melitina Staniouta is about to retire since she has no more motivation. Melita is suffering from a left foot injury before Olympic Games. Now the pain is becoming more intense.
“My foot is on pain. I thought that I could recover after holidays. Because of this pain I can’t execute some elements.
Melitina Staniouta was one of the favorites for podium position in Rio but some mistakes during her clubs routine made her to finish without a medal.
“I realized these mistakes were quite silly. If only I had the opportunity to repeat this routine just once again, I could execute perfectly one hundred or two hundrer times again. I can say also that 4 years ago, in London Olympic Games in 2012 I wasn’t ready enough. In Rio I felt I was pretty fit. In spite of being sad for these mistakes and so that not getting a medal, I can say I did everything I could.”- said Staniouta.
“A medal for me is my love for gymnastics, the audience and my fans”
Melitina is one of the most successful Belarusian Gymnasts and the great-granddaughter of Belarusian actress Stefaniya Staniouta. Melitina Staniouta finished 5th in Rio Olympic Games overall after a drop in her clubs routine, which pushed her away of podium.
She was born in 15 November 1993 in Minsk, Belarus. She is also a three-time (2015, 2013 and 2010) World all-around bronze medalist, and the 2014 All-Around European Champion.
Belarusian champion, Melitina Staniouta and her teammate Ekaterina (Katsiaryna) Halkina gave an interview for sportsmagazine “SportTime”. Both will compete this summer in Olympic Games in Rio.
I will try to add new elements to surprise my fans
“The more days left to Olympics, the more I think about it. Even just being at the Olympic Village is like a licence. It is worth it: nerves and tears. In the Village, you could meet people from many different countries: Russia, Ukraine, United States of America, France… But for the moment, Russia is the leader”
Even just being at the Olympic Village is like a licence
“Now I am 22 years old. I am trying to have different routines. In adition, I will try to add new elements to surprise my fans.”
Source: “SportTime Magazine” Photo Copyright: Melitina Staniouta for SportTime Magazine
Arina Charopa and Melitina Staniouta, training at Grand Prix Thiais on Thursday 28th of March.