Morisi Kvitelashvili: “I’m not happy with my skating. Each jump threw me lower and lower. The free program won’t change anything, but I will do what I can.”
Georgian figure skater Morisi Kvitelashvili commented on his performance in the short program at the 2023 European Championships in Espoo (16th place).
source: sports.ru by Maya Bagriantseva
Morisi Kvitelashvili: I’m not happy with my skating, of course. I have been constantly having some health problems lately: sometimes an injury, then suddenly a fever, there is no normal training process. The leg hurts after injury I had in autumn.
In Moscow (I came home for the holidays) I did everything I could: physiotherapy, laser, different procedures, even an MRI. The doctors said that there is inflammation of the bone marrow, which does not sound very good, I agree, but at least it’s not a fracture.
There were a lot of mistakes in the short program – today I made mistakes on all jump elements, so it was difficult to score decent points in technique. Each jump threw me lower and lower.
The elements on which I should score points did not go at all – they did not work out. In general, my performance here can hardly be called successful. The free program will not change anything, but I will go and do what I can.
Loena Hendrickx: “I’m very disappointed, this is not the level I can show. I’ll probably cry now in the hotel, will throw out all the emotions. Tomorrow is a new day and a new start.”