The European champion of the rings, which was described as the "hero of the day" noted: "We made a very good performance as a team. We could do better, but we were much improved compared to last year's World Championships in Nanning, in terms of our final rating. "
For his race and the medical problems faced he said: "I am completely satisfied with my score. It's more or less what I expected; taking into account everything that proceeded the previous days with some injury problems in my hand. I was baffled with a cyst on my wrist. Our doctor wasn’t there with us and of course it was not his responsibility. I decided to look for another doctor, and eventually with a syringe we tried to remove the cyst, but then it began to swell. One day before the games, I was not sure if I could compete. Eventually I did, I went well and I'm proud of the result”
Regarding the efforts to the Final on Saturday, the 25 year old champion said: "If landing is good I can get over the 16,000 points. I've already succeeded that a few times this year, at the European Championships in Montpellier and twice in the Grand Prix of Szombathely where we gave our last test. Therefore, I believe that I expect more from myself, regarding my score. "
Lefteris Petrounias was sentimental about the recent death of his father, who "hit" in the final phase of the preparation for the world championship:
"The last month has been very difficult for me. The biggest battle I gave last month had to do with the loss of my father. Whatever I do now, I do it for him because I am sure he would be proud of me if he was watching, "he said and added:
"The loss of my father was something that happened very close to the world championship and I had two choices: either to fall down and suffer of depression, or not to give up and do all this work for my father. I just told myself that was what I needed to go. "