Alexandra Stepanova and Ivan Bukin: “We understood that most likely they wouldn’t take us for the team event and decided to prepare at home. We are very pleased that everyone was waiting for us so much.”
Alexandra Stepanova and Ivan Bukin about their performance in the rhythm dance at the Olympics. And also told why they flew to Beijing only at the beginning of the individual competitions of ice dancers.
“We just understood that most likely they would not take us for the team event. We didn’t get sick. We decided to prepare at home, to fly right before our individual competitions.
We were in Novogorsk, trained, prepared. Thank you so much, we are very pleased that everyone was waiting for us so much.
From the starting pose, when you just get there, you’re nervous, then step by step we got out of this state. And were able to enjoy our dance to the fullest.”
source: Match TV
Alexandra Stepanova: We imagined it, but our ideas somehow fade into the background. But everything is great here, everything is joyful for us, and today we are very satisfied. During the performance, we managed to show the emotional side, to be in the music. I wish there were more people, but the ice here is amazing.
Ivan Bukin: I’m just delighted with the Olympic Games – the village, the ice rink, the atmosphere, people walk around, they change badges. The mood is wonderful.
We stepped on the ice, we were a little nervous, but even a little less than at other competitions, but we enjoyed it – the positive atmosphere charges.
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