The Olympics are such a big podium. It’s the highest podium for any sports person. I’m just hoping that I can go out there and give it my all so that the whole of India can say ‘the girl gave it her best shot.’ I’ve competed in India and recently went to a test event in Rio too. I had so much support there, the whole gym were shouting ‘Dipa! Dipa! Dipa!’ It didn’t even feel I was in a foreign country. In fact, even the weather out there is the same as Delhi. I enjoyed it very much. It just seemed like my own country. My training starts in the morning from 8:30am to 12:00pm. Then from 4:30pm until 8:30pm. We start with a warm up then move onto conditioning and practice for the individual apparatus. Dipa has a passion inside her and this is reflected in her training. Dipa is always on at me saying ‘Sir, I want to try something tougher. I want to become even better, I want to train harder.’ Her body gets tired bur her mind doesn’t. Actually, I’ve had a really bad temper since I was a kid. When I can’t perfect a manoeuvre I get really frustrated. There are a few elements at which I get so angry that it starts affecting the things I’m actually good at. But I’m definitely trying to control it. Having said that, every gymnast needs to have a bit of anger in them… every sports person does. There are a few sports that have developed in our country like cricket. Now thanks to Saina Nehwal for winning in Badminton and Mary Kom’s victory, these are also sports that have become popular. Now I think people have started knowing what Gymnastics is. Before they used to think it was something that belonged in a circus. Now they have learnt it’s an actual sport that athletes compete in.