Medals arrived - Milica in tears, Mikec did not convince her for Paris Olympics VIDEO
They shared their first impressions of Tokyo, with a lot of emotions because of the medals.
Mandic was especially emotional, saying goodbye to taekwondo competitions at these Games, despite Mikec's attempts to convince her to qualify for Paris 2024 as well.
Milica Mandic Foto: Srdjan StevanovicStarsportphoto
"Everything is so familiar and yet so strange to me. That's how I felt at the Olympics. We knew how ready we were. The pressure was always there, but we learned to deal with it. It's unrealistic for me to say I'm a two-time gold medalist."
"Now I feel at the peak of my career. I thought I wouldn't be able to repeat this success many times. It's time to take a break. I'm not ready for the new Olympic cycle. Then I'll be around 34. It's time for a break. I wouldn't think much about it right now. I would like to fully enjoy this moment", Mandic said as she held back tears.
"For us, there is no greater thing than representing Serbia in any competition, but the Olympic Games are something special. It's about the Olympic spirit. I told Damir how sorry I am that I can't be in more than two places to feel the other part of the atmosphere. I am sorry that we could no longer follow each other on the competitions. But the whole feeling in the village was extraordinary. Learning that Damir won a medal, after that Tijana fought for the bronze, so everything went well and I wish all our athletes to continue in the same manner. Congratulations to the basketball players on the bronze medal".
Tijana Bogdanovi Foto: Srdjan StevanovicStarsportphoto
"I am aware of the results we made. When we started we knew the magnificence of this tournament. I am satisfied with the bronze. There is no reason to be...