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Ask @nicolasandreani : Which victory means the most to you, and why?

Ask @nicolasandreani : Which victory means the most to you, and why?
Hello Maddy,

So, it's not a victory but it's the first big competition that made me realize I wanted to compete at the high level, and to be a world champion: it was the European Championship in 1997, when I was the 'little guy' of the team, and I was carried by the others.

I was 13 years old, and I did awesome exercises. It was the first time I did a double stand up with hands, standing on my partner's shoulders, it was extraordinary at this time, now it's more common.

When I dismount, French and strangers as well came to see me and told me that it was awesome!

Even if we were 5th in the ranking, it was a big emotion. I told myself 'that's what I want to live, moments when I do crazy things on the circle to give pleasure to people.' It lit a fire in me, and it shined brighter in 2009, with my gold medal at the European Championship, with Marina.

Then, the three World Cup victories, it's rewarding because it's free (no imposed exercises), I was able to express myself, I tested more artistic program, I loved it. And it was during big showjumping competitions, the World Cup circuit needs to remain.