- Are you scared now?
“Of course, I'm afraid of the virus.” But we were isolated two months ago. It was not difficult since I am one of those who feel good at home. It was hard without training, especially when the Russian championship had not yet been canceled. I found myself in a difficult situation: to come to Russia or to stay. Considering that the risk of getting infected during flights is great, and my dad is already aged, I decided to stay in America. I especially do not regret my decision.
- Do you regret staying in the USA?
- There are not so strict rules as in Russia. We can go anywhere, even though everything is closed. Here I was able to find and rent a house with a pool where you can train. In Russia, I would hardly be able to do this.
I live now on the fact that for a long, long time I saved up, I earned money on sports events. Previously, there were tournaments that made it possible to make good money. Now my salary cannot cover my expenses.
“What will you do when the pandemic ends?”
“First of all, when all this is over, I’ll fly home to Russia,” Efimova said in the release of the YouTube channel “poD Dyh”.