Mai Mihara: “I was amazed by so many high quality quads performed by Russian ladies. I’d also like to be able to jump a quad.”
Japanese figure skater Mai Mihara, who won the short program at the Four Continents Championships (72.62 points), expressed her admiration for the Russian athletes performing quadruple jumps.
source: sport-express.ru dd. 20th January 2021 by Dmitri Kuznetsov
Mai Mihara: I watched the European Championships and was delighted and amazed by so many high quality quads performed by Russian ladies. This is something incredible! I would also like to be able to jump quadruple. But so far I have not had successful attempts of triple axel and quads. So in order to compete with them I have to focus on doing perfectly the things that I can do. And to provide a very high quality program, at the level of perfection. But again, I was really amazed and take my hat off to the Russian skaters.
Should quads be allowed in the women’s short program? I have to think. But first I need to learn how to jump and land a quad. (laughs)
Vladimir Litvintsev: “As for athletes I look up to, first of all, Patrick Chan. And the second is Nathan Chen. At the moment he is the best for me!”