Loena Hendrickx: “Until last year, I never thought I would get a major Championships medal in my life.”
Loena Hendrickx about upcoming European Championships and her goals for the season.
source: IFsmagazine dd. 22d January 2023 by Tatjana Flade
Loena Hendrickx: “One week before Nebelhorn Trophy, I really felt the pressure because I wanted to prove that I was worthy of the World silver medal. I was glad when the competition was over, so I could let my mind rest.”
As for the goals for Europeans and Worlds, Loena said, “We will see [whether she will be able to get into the top-3] because it is a higher level, and I just have to focus and do my best.”
Loena Hendrickx: “Until last year, I never thought I would get a major Championships medal in my life. And then I did. It was like crazy. I’m really proud of myself that I went through all the difficult times, like all the injuries, and I never gave up. All the illness and injuries over the years made me realize that I really love the sport and that it is really a passion.
That’s why I never gave up. It is because I really love to skate, and that love is so big that I would not give up. I enjoy what I do and enjoy skating, and I think that’s the most important part.
After last season, I really need to trust myself that I am able to win more medals.”
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