“I’m upset by the level. For so many years, we really raised the level of women’s skating and now it has dropped by 10 levels.” Evgenia Medvedeva about women’s single skating at the Grand Prix
Translation of Evgenia Medvedeva’s comments about the level of women’s figure skating at the Grand Prix.
original source: Okko Sport
Here’s a translation of Evgenia Medvedeva’s comments about the current level of women’s single skating at the Grand Prix.
In the Grand Prix Final, Kaori Sakamoto is leading after the short program.
“Evgenia Medvedeva: I’m actually a little upset. Honestly. I’m upset by the level. For so many years, we really raised the level of women’s figure skating.
There were many of us, we did different elements, we skated at different levels, but we all raised, raised, and raised. And then what happened, happened. And somehow… level dropped by 10.
I want to justify myself a bit. I have always been very happy for Kaori Sakamoto’s victories – her first world championship, her second, her performance at the Olympic Games. I have always liked this figure skater a lot, and now I will also be happy for her scores.
I’m not talking about Kaori; she is, as always, great. But I have some kind of salty overall impression.”
Shoma Uno: “I want to approach competition with a mindset ‘I lost this time. I want to win next time,’ and be able to say it directly.”