Sofia Samodurova: I had mixed emotions – I cried for Zhenya but was happy for myself
Interview with Sofia Samodurova about making to the Grand-prix Final in her debut season.
– I felt sorry for Zhenya. She didn’t perform very well, and it is psychologically difficult after such an Olympic season. After this Grand-prix I had mixed emotions – I cried for Zhenya (Medvedeva) but was happy for myself. Did I want to support her? I think that it wasn’t right to write her anything in this situation. After all, it can be said that I took away her chance for the Finals …
About first senior season
– We hadn’t even talk about getting on the podium, I was hoping only for clean skates, but it’s cool that I broke into senior figure skating like that. To some extent, these results were surprises, especially in America – it’s cool to beat someone like the US champion Bradie Tennell! By the way, after that Grand-prix Aleksei Nikolayevich (Mishin) didn’t even say anything, just smiled and everything was clear. But to skate clean is the only goal I set for the Finals and in general for the season. I don’t think about places and don’t like to presume. If everything is done 100%, then the judges will give high scores.
About social networks and fans
– I don’t have Twitter. I think this is a boring social network. But I actively use Instagram. I read everything they write to me in private messages, and I answer everyone. I’m not such a star yet to not read it. (laughs) Instagram doesn’t distract me, so I’m not going to delegate it to any company.
While I received only positive comments, wishes of good luck. Recently, I even met with a fan from Moscow. She wrote to me before Grand Prix, offered to meet, of course, I agreed. She gave me an instant camera and perfumes.
About upcoming Grand-prix Final
Actually we haven’t got tickets yet. But, probably, December 4th we will be there, because official practices starts December 5th. Acclimatization? In the US, I had no problems with this, seems it doesn’t really affect me. By they way, do you know that all the tickets for the event are sold?
by Gosha Chernov for sport-express.ru
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