Inside Gymnastics Do you plan to compete next year?
Larisa Iordache: I’m preparing for the next year and hope to be healthy to do all my best [routines].
Inside: Are you hoping to train any new skills?
Larisa: I hope so!
Inside: What are your current gymnastics goals?
Larisa: [To] prepare as well for the coming year and to compete healthy.
Inside: Tell us about your 2016 season in general.
Larisa: It was a very difficult year for me, with two surgeries and [a] long break due to health problems. This year I can say that I got a pretty rough experience.
Inside: Your current floor routine is gorgeous—will you keep it for 2017?
Larisa: Thanks, I’m glad. I’m not sure [about] that! But you [will] see along the way.
Inside: What are some of your favorite gymnastics memories?
Larisa: My [best] recollection is in 2014, when I won the World Championships medal in the individual all-around.
Inside: Which gymnasts, past and present, do you most admire?
Larisa: All gymnasts are an example to me! I admire all, but Nadia [is] undoubtedly is one of my favorites.
Inside: Have you considered Tokyo 2020?
Larisa: [I will] take every period of my life step by step. [I] do not want to rush anything and I hope to be healthy; then I’m sure everything will come by itself!
Anna Rose Johnson writes about women’s artistic and rhythmic gymnastics. She loves Whippets, brownies, and full-twisting double layouts. Her writing portfolio can be viewed at: https://annarosejohnson.contently.com