A good mood interview goes around the world
In every second of the clip she exudes happiness and lightheartedness. A TV interview with New Zealand’s rugby player Rubes Tui becomes a symbol for the Olympic idea. It combines everything: having fun in competition, respect for the opponent and the will to win.
NAfter the 36-0 victory over the Russians, Rubes Tui gushed out. The 7-a-side rugby player from New Zealand gave an interview to the British television broadcaster BBC after the quarter-finals of the tournament at the Olympic Games, which went around the world. Authentic and undisguised, she starts talking and spreads the spirit of the games with her good mood. Even if the British reporter did not understand everything Tui said to her.
She apparently gives her first answer in Samoan. Then she continues to speak in English. “Yes, Russia, these are really cool people, man.” She applauds her opponents into the running camera. “Congratulations to you too, many, many thanks.” What could seem like mockery and mockery of the opponent when looking at the clear result appears honest and full of respect from the mouth of the New Zealander. “The result looks like it was easy, but it wasn’t that easy, don’t be fooled,” she says.
Tui looks like she’s having a lot of fun in the conversation. She waves her arms around, grins incessantly and answers every question long and in detail. And the positive attitude is obviously also contagious, during the interview a fellow player walks through the picture and waves with joy in the direction of the camera.
New Zealand wins gold
When the reporter wants to end the interview because it is starting to rain, the athlete protests: “What rain? Let it thunder! We’re at the Olympics. Let’s all be happy. To a fair and peaceful competition. ”Then she disappears in the direction of the cabins. “Love and peace, I love you,” she says and is gone.
The good mood has even brought her and her team the gold medal. In the semifinals New Zealand defeated Fiji 22:17 and in the final the French women 26:12. At the 2016 Games in Rio, Tui won silver with New Zealand. The 29-year-old has played for the New Zealand national team since 2012.