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Samir Aït Saïd: "My life is like a roller coaster"


INTERVIEW - First gymnast to have the honor of being flag bearer for France, this Friday in Tokyo, the rings specialist wants to take his revenge on the Rio Games, which he finished on a hospital bed he five years ago.


- How does it feel to be the French flag bearer with your friend Clarisse Agbegnenou?

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- It's a pride, an honor.

Representing an entire country at the Olympics can only be magnificent.

Succeeding Teddy Riner is great, whether for me, for my club or for my federation.

This is a first in the history of gymnastics.

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You talk about pride.

Was it also a big surprise?

Oh yes!

I was not expecting it at all.

I am not going to say that I was not ready to welcome such news, because I had thought well before I applied and I had the hope of being nominated.

But I think a part of me refused to believe it.

And then I had other goals in mind than being a flag bearer.

Besides, my main goal remains to bring back a medal from Tokyo.

If I can do both, then it will be perfect.

But as long as this medal is not around my neck ...

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Source: lefigaro

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