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Vasiliki Millousi: 'I'm Full Of Gymnastics'
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Three-time Greek Olympian Vasiliki Millousi felt out of her element as a contestant on the television show “Nomads” last year, but the experience made her tougher for gymnastics and life in general.

The 34-year-old Millousi said she was forced to push her physical and mental limits throughout her three-month stint on the show, as she and athletes from various sports faced off in grueling survival contests.

“It was a really unique experience for me, because I was used to being an athlete,” she said. “My life includes healthy food and healthy living, and everything was different there — no food, no power. And with no power you had to compete every day.”

Millousi, who announced her retirement in Doha, said overcoming the taxing challenges of “Nomads” empowered her. “Afterwards I was a really stronger person, and it helps me for gymnastics, too,” she said. “It helped me psychologically to see competition like a game, and to enjoy it more. I’m full of gymnastics. It’s my life and I love it.”

This story appears in the January/February 2019 issue of International Gymnast.

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