Elizaveta Tuktamysheva: The third place is also not so bad
Elizaveta Tuktamysheva about her performance at Skate America 2019.
video interview for fsrussia.ru dd October 21st, 2019
How do you assess your performance and result at this competitions?
– In principle, I’m pleased how it ended. But still there were mistakes. I wasn’t as focused in the short program as I could be. But overall I’m happy, the third place is also not so bad. I finish this competitions with positive emotions and prepare for the next.
What was the problem in the short program?
– Maybe jetlag. I didn’t feel my feet well. I was really tired, but what to do. This is the fate of an athlete; one must be able to skate and get together in any situation.
Now, finally, I have two and a half weeks to exhale and prepare calmly. I hope that everything will be different in China, and I will skate more confidently.
After the short program there were a lot of thoughts, that’s why, probably, I’m very happy and pleased with the result, because I was able to get together and skate my free program with mood.
The next Grand Prix will be in China. There is little time, how will you recover and prepare?
– The first thing I’ll just lie and relax, distract from all thoughts about figure skating. It’s necessary to switch, especially since I still study in the university, the last years.
Saunas, massage. It is necessary to restore as much as possible and start the preparation with the mood, with new strengths. I hope that there will be no major changes, there is certain content that we need to continue to work on.
How do you like Las Vegas?
– I’m delighted. This is a different world. On the first day, we went for a walk with the guys. It is amazing how bright everything is here, like in a fairy tale. That’s cool. Once in a lifetime you need to visit such place.