Full English translated by Ana! Many Many Thankssss <333
Presenter: Coach Irina Viner is able to notice a future RG champion more than 1 kilometer away. She works in a training school in Moscow and with her innumerable years of experience she perfectly knows what it takes.
0:20 Viner: if there´s a sparkle on her eyes, I try to give her a hand and then I tell their parents “we can try” or “we can try but I don´t guarantee anything” or “we can try and I think the girl will be a star”
0:39 Presenter: For Irina, the best gymnast of all time is Alina Kabaeva, her performances have kept the audiences on the edge of their seats and there are pictures of her on every wall of this training center, however after Kabaeva´s retirement a new Russian star appeared, Evgenia Kanaeva, with an Olympic gold and a lot of world championships and world cup medals under her belt, this young lady from Omsk, in western Siberia, is RG´s superstar but she is still respectful of her Russian predecessors.
1:12 Zhenya: I have always liked to train, but what I´ve liked the most has been watching and learning from the other gymnasts, When I arrived to the national team it was great to watch Alina Kabaeva and everyone else, they taught me a lot. They made this incredible routines that back then were out of the ordinary, I wanted to learn all of those hallucinating elements and perform them as good as they did.
From 1:40 to 2:00, (translated by Tatiana: 1:12 of translation above actually describes what she said from 1:40 to 2:00 min. But Zhenya mentioned not only Alina Kabaeva but Vera Sesina also)
2:02 Presenter: It was only after a series of gold medals at the Games and at the WC that Moscow finally gave Russian RG its own gym. Their work area of 12m x 12m has offered a wide range of top level gymnasts to the world. The ones that make it to the capital go to the training Olympic center were they´ll undergo a number of different test to make sure they are up to Russia´s high standards. If the girl passes the first test she´ll be on trial for 2 weeks. All of the gymnast have free accommodation and equipment
2:38 Viner: The State spends a big amount of money on us, so when I hear complaints I get very angry. I have coached overseas and I know how little support is put into gymnastics over there. They don´t have this facilities, the girls have to pay to go to international championships, In Russia the State pays everything
3:00 Presenter: the Soviet philosophy of winning at all costs is evident, and Kanaeva thinks the same way. The preassure on the athletes to win is inmense, especially when you´re one of the best, if not the best.
3:14 Zhenya: when I´m on the carpet, the level of demand is very high because once you´ve reached a certain level, people usually looks in for mistakes. All of the sudden, all of the tension is centered on you. I try very hard to do everything perfectly because the highest you go the hardest you fall, that´s why I try to do my best to not to make mistakes. On the other hand, you can´t let it occupy your mind for that long.
4:00-4:10 Zhenya: that you can’t think all the time that you are the best, you have to get down to the ground and continue training, moving forward (translated by Tatiana)
4:11 Presenter: In spite of the pressure , or maybe because of it, Russia will always aspire to get the highest positions in RG, time will tell if Kanaeva and the Russian team will go home from London with a number one intact status.