When you started competing in international competitions, did you see yourself being in the top-10?
My first international competition took place in Imst in 2001 (World Youth Championship).
At the time I thought that Lead would be my specialization.
What motivated you to compete rather than just to climb outside?
What motivates me is the desire to be better every day and to open new doors in my mind.
What are some struggles you face as an athlete?
The tendency routes in modern bouldering.
I do not always understand what to prepare.
What influenced you to start competing?
My family and my first coach!
Who most helped you get to where you are right now?
My first coach - Sergey Sigov. For me he is like a second father.
What advice could you give to Young Athletes?
Listen and respect the coach. The ability to analyze their mistakes.
Diligence and patience.