“I hope I gave at least some part of my soul to the judges, spectators and coaches.” Kamila Valieva and Karen Chen comments after skates

Posted on 2022-02-06 • 1 comment

 

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“When I entered the short program, I was very tense. Due to the fact that this is a team event, there was a little more responsibility than usual. I am glad that I did it, that I skated today for my own pleasure, that I controlled all the movements that I do.

I hope I gave at least some part of my soul to the judges, spectators and coaches.

I am very happy to be at the Olympics. I got the maximum amount of points to my country and our team today. I will not talk about the goals for the Olympics. Why did I skate with headphones in training? It’s just music, no secret.

Did the Americans give me a standing ovation? It’s very nice, these are the athletes who understand how to skate. It’s great that they all enjoyed it. Not only Americans – Canadians, other national teams. It’s inspiring.”

Said Kamila Valieva to MatchTV

source MatchTV

“I don’t really think about it – I go and skate my program. It makes no sense to think about age, it will not give me anything”

Said Kamila Valieva to TASS

source TASS

“Obviously, the Russians are doing amazing things. I can only dream of such things, it is not available to me. But I can’t think about how good their team is. I just need to focus on making everyone around me happy.”

Said Karen Chen to MatchTV

source MatchTV

“I wanted to skate a clean program for myself, the team, my family and all the fans. Didn’t even know what to expect. Everything here feels like a national championships.

My fall? In training, everything was fine, I performed all the jumps. But here I made a mistake. I’ll try to improve for the next skates. I was upset about the fall. I wanted a chance to go out again and make things right. But this is experience. Now I understand what it’s like to perform at this level. I hope my fall on the triple loop will not affect the overall result. I did not have time to look at the general table.

I knew I would be skating in team right after the U.S. Nationals.”

Said Karen Chen to SE

source SE


 

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One response to ““I hope I gave at least some part of my soul to the judges, spectators and coaches.” Kamila Valieva and Karen Chen comments after skates”

  1. Peter says:

    All Kamila has to do is be herself. Anna, too. Enjoying the Olympics is important, something they can share with their children and grandkids. They will floor the audience. These kids are so well trained, so thoroughly prepared and in the hands of the greatest coach in the world, who has been to the Olympics many times, and won. Good luck folks. God speed!

    Can anyone tell me when the skaters are scheduled to take the ice? Thanks

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