Karen Chen: “I’m ready to compete with one of the Russian girls in the team event.”
American figure skater Karen Chen, in the interview with Russian media, shared her expectations from performing in the team event of the Olympic Games in Beijing.
I’m very happy to be here. Olympics bring only the most positive impressions. I try to enjoy the moment and do my best for good performances. I watched the performances of our skaters in the team event yesterday. It was just wonderful. I was very happy after all the performances. I’m proud of our guys, their hard work has paid off.
2 points advantage over Russia is a good result. I’m happy, but even more happy that everyone skated well and left the ice with the widest smiles. These are wonderful emotions. I’m ready to compete tomorrow with one of the Russian girls, but I don’t look at my competitors, I focus on my program.
After the first day of the team event, the Russian team is in second place (26 points). Team USA is in the lead (28).
“Of course, US judges are subjective towards Russians. The Americans will do everything to place our skaters lower.” Navka, Rodnina and Laishev shared their opinions