Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov got back in the game by winning Russian Nationals.
Ksenia and Fedor told about their performances and new programs.
It is difficult to prepare. Our last competitions were eight months ago. I even forgot what we usually do between practice and competitions, today tried to remind. It’s hard after the break, but here ice and audience helped and we also helped ourselves. – Fedor said
We have been skating only for four weeks. Of course, it was hard. We showed today what we could. There’s still time before the European Championships and main competitions, I’m sure we’ll get the optimal shape and will skate better than before. – Ksenia said
It was my dream to skate to the “Moonlight”. Perhaps we have matured enough. In the discussion I suggested this music and nobody objected. We haven’t skated to classics yet. Everyone was for it, and when we started to choreograph realized that yes, we have matured and that it is “ours”. – Ksenia said
There were a lot of mistakes. Maybe not quite obvious and serious, but they were. We showed what we could at the moment. It is not enough, of course, but at the moment it is normal. Our goal and task for the Russian Nationals was to skate two programs, we coped with it, and to qualify for the European Championships and Worlds, we also managed it, so everything is ok. – Klimov said
We are dissatisfied. Everything turned out just with mistakes. We were ready to skate the program, but not with those elements that we can and able to do now. Just not much time has passed since the recovery. – added Stolbova.
Skaters also told about their free program:
The style is similar to last year’s free program, but the story is quite different. I understand that in such style no one does anything, so we decided to continue it. The story of a man who has lost the meaning of life – said Klimov.
We are in the endogenous depression, we are people who have lost the meaning of life – said Stolbova.
As I understand, at the beginning of the program I didn’t quite lost the meaning of my life but in the middle of the program, when Ksenia throws this meaning of my hands, I’m also go crazy. – said Klimov
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