Jason Brown: “I’ve done so many shows in Japan this season that today I just said to myself, “Okay, let this be another show for the audience.” I’m happy to be on the competitive ice again.”
Jason Brown about his skating at 2023 World Championships in Saitama.
source: sports.ru by Maya Bagryantseva
Jason Brown: I really enjoyed performing! I’ve done so many shows in Japan this season that today I just said to myself, “Okay, let this be another show for the audience.” I am happy to be on the competitive ice again.
I understand that I can no longer train as before, and I can no longer jump through my programs endlessly. But the older I get, the more interesting training becomes for me. I have to come up with new approaches to stay in shape.
By the way, the show helped a lot with this. You have to perform there, no matter how you feel. You have to go on the ice, and that’s it. And it helps a lot in competitions. Sometimes I had to perform in six shows in two days, with five performances per show. It made me stronger.
How did I decide to stay in sports? You know, after the Olympics, I was sure that it was it; I finished. But I was not ready to announce it right away; I needed time.
After Beijing, I spent a lot of time in different shows and was shocked that at the end of the tour, I had more energy than at the beginning. Skating with spectators after the pandemic is very cool; I get energy from the public.
Then I was invited to the Japan Open. And at first I was supposed to be announced as a skater who had ended his career. But there I had to skate a free program, and I didn’t want to keep my Olympic program, I wanted to turn that page already.
So we choreographed a new program, and when I skated it, I told the coaches that I did not want to leave the sport. Yes, I will combine with the show, but I’m ready to compete.
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