About the pressure: my theory is that it has a lot do with his Russian root. Russian girls, am I correct? The goal is not to participate or win something
. The goal is always number 1. I haven't seen a Russian athlete even smiling with a silver medal. You can see that in Dinara's case now. The Russian press is crucifying her, because Nr. 1 is not enough. She also
has to have a GS title (or more ;p )
That's just IMHO.