Thoughts on 2020 Friendship Games

JB- Hello Julian how has your day been so far?

JZ- It has been an amazing Friday!

JB- I’m here today to ask you for your opinion on this year’s Friendship Games.

So, what do you think about the decision to put all the sports together?

JZ- So, this year’s first-semester Friendship Games were supposed to be held locally, in La Paz. I think that the competition with the four sports should still be held here in La Paz instead of Santa Cruz. 

JB- What sports are you planning to take part in?

JZ- I will take place on only the soccer varsity team this year. 

JB- How do you think the soccer team has dealt with the missing practices due to all the disruptions last year?

JZ- During the political crisis, even though we were not able to train here in school with our coach, all of us kept in touch and decided to train together some days during the crisis. 

JB- And how were these practices? Were they useful to keep you in rhythm for Friendship Games?

JZ- I want to say that these practices helped us stay in shape. Before the crisis, the team was playing amazing and we did not want to lose all the practice we got. 

JB- How do you feel about the new training schedule that is put in place to manage all the teams training at once all semester?

JZ- Personally, the schedule is much better because I train at another place where the training days are Tuesday and Thursday. Last semester I could not train at the other academy because I had to come train at school and the dates and times interfered. This semester I can train here at school and at the academy. For the team, I don’t think the new schedule changes would affect them much. 

JB- Last question, How do you feel the team will hold up against the other schools, and do you think you have a possibility to win this year?

JZ- Our team is training extremely hard and we are playing amazing as a group. I think that if we keep on with this hard work and dedication, we can destroy the other teams and win the tournament. 

JB- Thank you for your time today Julian. I wish you all the best for Friendship Games. 

JZ- Thank you for the interview. 

Joaquin Balsells

My name is Joaquin Balsells. I am an 11th grader who loves basketball and riding motorcycles. I am from Argentina. My favorite food is a hamburger. A word that would describe me would be athletic

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