Russian Filenkova, coach Grevtseva - gold in the duets free routine

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Baku, June 15, AZERTAC

Quotes from Russian Valeriya FILENKOVA after she and Daria KULAGINA (RUS) won gold in the synchronised swimming duets free routine at the Baku Aquatics Centre on Monday.

Valeriya Filenkova (RUS) - gold

On winning the first synchro medal for Russia:

"We are so excited. It is a great responsibility being juniors representing our country and great to win the first medal."

On carrying a small cuddly dog and a small cuddly bear:

"These are our good luck charms."

On the performance in the final:

"We thought it was a good performance but you will have to ask our coach what the worst and best bits were."

Yuliya GREVTSEVA (RUS) - coach

On the James Bond-themed performance music:

"The music was not a Bond film soundtrack but it was based on James Bond. We thought it was exciting."

On the performance in the final:

"There were a few things that could have been improved but it was a fine performance."

On how good the pair can be:

"It is very competitive; they are still very young. It’s difficult to know how good they will become but it’s a good start for us. They are very different characters but they complement each other."

On possibly winning all four synchro medals:

"We will certainly try to win all four gold medals (laughs)."

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