Kaori Sakamoto: “I keep in mind the last World Championship in Saitama, four years ago, and remember the disappointment from that performance. Today I’m here to rewrite that page of my history.”
Kaori Sakamoto commented on her performance in the short program at the 2023 World Championships.
source: sports.ru by Maya Bagryantseva
Kaori is tooking 1st place after the short program.
Kaori Sakamoto: In the first half of the season, I could not manage to cope with the short program, so I was a little nervous. But I practiced a lot in order to show here everything that I could. And I left all of myself on the ice today.
Last year at the World Championships, it was more difficult for me. I was not in the best shape, leaving all my strength at the Olympics. And this year, yes, I am the reigning world champion, but I don’t look at it from that angle.
I keep in mind the last World Championship in Saitama, four years ago, and remember the disappointment from that performance. Therefore, today I am here to rewrite a page of my history here again.
Loena Hendrickx: “The season turned out to be quite difficult, I felt the pressure, everyone told me that I was one of the favorites, and this greatly interfered.”