INTERVIEWS

Anamarija Dolenc

What is your opinion about The Olympic games of Poljane?

It was really fun and exciting. We all enjoyed it. I think we all gave our best. And we were obviously the best. Yeah I enjoyed it. It was awesome.

How did you prepare?

I have been training for almost 3 years, everyday for 5-6 hours. It was hard and intense but in the end in was all worth it.

So were you nervous before The Games started?

Yes, I was very nervous, of course I was very nervous, it was very intense. I was very nervous before the beginning. But that is a part of competing. If I wasn’t nervous the feeling of the competing wouldn’t be right.

Do you do any sports in your free time?

Yes I go running and I play table tennis. Well I really like doing that and I stay in shape by swimming. I also play chess, that’s a sport, even though a lot of people think that it’s not a real sport. It is! And I’ll increase awareness.

Do you encourage your friends to do sports?

Yes, of course. I always encourage my friends to do sports. But of course all of them don’t listen to my advice and they just watch TV all day long. On the other hand some of them listen to me and we sometimes play volleyball together.

How would you rate performance of other countries?

They were all good, really good, but they weren’t as good as us… yeah, of course not. We were the best. Of course we were. So yeah they tried, but they weren’t as good as us!

What is your opinion of your team?

Well I think that every member of the team did great, everyone did their best, and we were all good.

Would you give any special credit to any of your team members?

Well I would like to point out Matej Lovšin on the bike. And … I don’t know, we were all good.

Sebastjan Novinšek

What is your opinion about The Olympic games of Poljane.

I think that the Olympic games project was awesome, because it really gathered up all the students in Poljane, particularly the second and third years. And it was awesome.

So how did you prepare for the games?

I haven’t drunk alcohol for four days so I had clean blood. And I also hadn’t smoked weed or anything HAHAHA for three days so my lungs are clear and so … yes and then in the morning I woke up at six am and did some exercise…

Did you train before?

Ah no, no I am a natural at sports, so I didn’t have to.

So you weren’t nervous when the games started?

No, no I was confident in our group and in its success.

That paid off well.

Yea we were first.

Ok, so do you do any sports in your free time?

No, nothing except tennis, nothing else besides this. No I don’t do any sports in my free time.

 But do you encourage your friends to do sports?

No, not really. I am a fan of sports, but right now I don’t have time and we have a lot to do at school. So I don’t do sports.

So how would you rate the performance of other countries?

Umm they sucked and we were the best… Yes, nothing more.

And what is your opinion on your team?

Awesome, it was awesome. Haahah …yeah the results show how awesome we are.

Would you give any special credit to any of your team members?

Hmm … Krištof Kuzman Plemeniti, because, well he is good.

Marko Popadić

What do you think of The Olympic games of Poljane?

Well I like this idea about the Olympic Games because the students of our school became a little bit more connected, we got to know each other a little bit better and we get an inspiration for future school (sport) days. I like it a lot.

Did you do any preparations?

Well I didn’t prepare. Actually I do sports a lot so preparation was not needed for me.

So were you nervous before the games?

Well before my first match and after it I was quite nervous. It helped me to win the first match at wrestling. So yeah it was a positive thing for me.

Did you only compete at wrestling or also at any other sports?

Oh I was just competing in wrestling. First I competed one on one and the other matches were three on three.

So did you win all of them?

Well we won the first match, we lost the second, which was a bit unlucky and the third one was a success for us, we were third (at the end).

Which sports do you also do?

Well I do a lot of sports, sometimes I go running, I do fitness, I practice Mai thai, it is Thai boxing and many times I go out and play football or basketball.

Do you encourage your friends to do sports?

Yes, I am encouraging my friends to start training with me, because Mai thai gives you a better insight into yourself, to see what you are capable of. So yes I am encouraging them to do at least a little bit of sports.

So how would you rate the performance of other countries?

Well they did quite well but they were not as successful as we were, but they did their best. So yeah it is positive.

What is your opinion of your particular team?

My opinion is that we did a great job, we stuck to the plan that we made before the competitions and we worked as a team, which is the most important thing.

What was the team plan?

Well at wrestling we said that we will help each other and take care of other members so that our team wouldn’t be attacked and we stuck to it. In the second match it was not a successful plan but in the third we showed our characters again.

Would you give any special credit to any of your team members?

No, no I wouldn’t give any special credit to any of us, but to everyone, each and every member of our team, because we all gave 100 percent of ourselves in these games.

                                                                                                                    Karin Kokalj, 2.c