Kamianets-Podilskyi, Ukraine 2020. You always film when I have already finished doing something. I see you’ve got new tattoos. Right? There is something, right. What is written there? What are those numbers? This is my year of birth. Why is it so long? Well, 19.05.1998. And what is here, on your shoulder? This is clock at the moment of my birth. And it is written from the movie: good words, good deeds and good thoughts. How are you doing ? Good, I’m training, getting ready. Now I’m getting ready for Europe. I hope that everything gonna be as planned. At the time we met you had 30 000 subscribers. Now there are… No, there was more. Was it only 30? I think 32 or something like that. Now there are 90, right? I think in 5 days I’ve got 2000. Yes. This is when you jerk 120. 120, right. Then also made a snatch: 90×3 and 100 kg. Then I get new followers quickly. Like that? You’re often come here, to the base. How many times per year? Differently, just now it’s preparations for the Olympics. That’s why… Then probably there will be some break. The federation is also planning to assemble to all who qualified for the Olympics in Korea or China. But China is not an option because of that problem. In Korea or somewhere else we can do it. Or maybe even somewhere in Europe or in America. Pretty close. Rebeka where do you like training camps more, in what country? in Ukraine! Here? Yes. Here a lot of free space. All in one building: sleep, eat and train. Nowhere have to go. Everything is convenient. You had a surgery, right? Yes. What surgery did you have? diagnose appendicitis. Nothing much serious, but then it was not that easy to recover. I started to train and then it started to hurt again. And a doctor said to reduce the load again and I started to train… I reached 80 in snatch and 90-95 in C&J. And then I had to stop everything again. And during 2 weeks I didn’t have any training sessions. And then all from the beginning. And that’s why it was a bit more difficult and all that was taking longer: time to recover. But it’s ok, now I’m already feeling good. So no reason to worry. What is your bodyweight now? Now about 61 kg. I’m holding it a bit, because there will be Latvian championship and have to compete there in two weeks. Rebeka, so you getting ready to the Olympics? Yes, of course. So you have a lot of things to worry about? Yes and I feel even more pressure because of that pause with surgery and all that. And I had to recover but during that time I could improve my results. I had to come to old results to get new ones. I think I’ll compete in European, check myself and then on the Olympics everything gonna be alright. You’re training now with Georgia team and you have an opportunity to look at such athlete as Lasha Talakhadze Yes, it’s interesting to look how he almost sets world records in the gym. That’s interesting. Well, I’m not looking much, because it can be confusing just stay and look how he trains. He’s too one of my favorite athletes. And I am happy to train together. Have you made a photo already? I think on the 1st day already. Right. You always train at the same time so there’s an opportunity to train and look, right? I walk in there sometimes to take a look what do they do and how much do they lift? Is he a big man? Yes, he is. How do you rate Rebeka’s shape for today? Well, better, we’ve recovered from the surgery and now she gain pretty well. We often snatched 100 kg, from blocks and from the middle of the hip. She’s well prepared. I think if everything gonna go well we already can do 105. Well, may be more, may be in European that’s gonna be enough. And in C&J we did 120 kg with squats and without too, very often. No more. We’ll have Latvian championship in March 7th. Maybe we’ll try it there. You’ll compete? Yes, she’ll compete in Latvia. And then Europe, in Europe it’s necessary to lift more. Are you getting ready for Japan? Of course, yes. This is the most important. So we have no time. Is it heavy? Not much. Is it 100 kg? Now ? It’s going to be 115. When did you lift 120 kg for the last time? Or was it for the 1st time, C&J? I did it last Wednesday. And it was Saturday when I did C&J+squat, but not a successful lift. Like that. Now it’s going to be heavier. He is pushing me always) He knows that you like to work on camera, he thinks she’ll do a PR now! Yes, my coach used the moment. He’s a good coach, he knows how to motivate you. Also today is such a day that I feel not that easy as the other time. But the coach is still needed. He doesn’t spare you. No, I don’t want. We can do one more. I think the same. We have to work. It was not bad. What wrong with that? Clean properly, and then jerk. -Is the coach satisfied?
-Yes. May be more? Well, take a rest and think. How much was that? 120 kg. Well done. It’s good that I lift it. Fine. It’s possible to add 5 more. Now I’ll whisper to the coach. Don’t. For the video. Bad idea. So, what is next? Clean pulls and squats. Heavy squats? Depends on how it goes, we look how it feels, if good then more, if not then less for more reps. Look, you didn’t want now, but trainer forced you. You felt that you will not able to do it. No that I felt that will not lift it, just it’s hard. Sometime I think, well, maybe I shouldn’t do it today if it’s hard, because maybe tomorrow I’ll feel myself better and will able to lift more. And the coach is like: it’s necessary, and that’s it.