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Tjasa Kysselef: 'Every Result Makes Me Want More'
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For Slovenia’s Tjasa Kysselef, 14th place on vault in qualifications at the 2018 World Championships in Doha, Qatar, was a personal triumph.

“I’m aware of my start values so I know I can’t get into the final,” said Kysselef, who won five vault medals at World or Challenge Cup meets earlier in the year. “This is the best World Championships result of my career. I’m so proud of myself because I have some issues, like injuries, that are an obstacle for me because of pain. So I have struggled a lot. I did all-around, which I couldn’t imagine I could do, and on vault I did an amazing personal result.”

The 25-year-old Kysselef said performances such as those she managed in Doha remind her of why she continues, and drive her toward higher D-scores and further challenges.

“If you stand in the same place all the time, you don’t want to do it anymore if something doesn’t push you on,” she said. “Every result that I make, and especially this one, makes me want more. So I want to do more twists and even better vaults. Gymnastics is my home, so this is what’s pushing me on. I have people around me that want the best for me and always tell me I’m too good to quit. But it’s in me. I have this inside, so I think that’s enough.”

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