Jason Brown: “I’ve done so many shows in Japan this season that today I just said to myself, “Okay, let this be another show for the audience.” I’m happy to be on the competitive ice again.”

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Jason Brown about his skating at 2023 World Championships in Saitama. View this post on Instagram [...]

Alexei Zheleznyakov: “World Championships is inferior without Russians. When the main skaters in the world are not in the mix nobody benefits from this. Ratings are falling.”

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Alexei Zheleznyakov, choreographer in the group of Eteri Tutberidze about 2023 World Championships. source: [...]

Kaori Sakamoto: “I keep in mind the last World Championship in Saitama, four years ago, and remember the disappointment from that performance. Today I’m here to rewrite that page of my history.”

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Kaori Sakamoto commented on her performance in the short program at the 2023 World Championships. View this [...]

Loena Hendrickx: “The season turned out to be quite difficult, I felt the pressure, everyone told me that I was one of the favorites, and this greatly interfered.”

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Loena Hendrickx commented on her performance in the short program at the 2023 World Championships. View [...]

Mai Mihara: “When I heard my name at the arena and saw the flags, posters from the fans, I almost burst into tears of happiness.”

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Mai Mihara commented on her performance in the short program at the 2023 World Championships. View this [...]

Riku Miura: “When I saw the scores on the monitor in the kiss&cry, I couldn’t help jumping from joy. But I didn’t know that only we can see the scores so far, so I had to jump twice.”

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Riku Miura's comment after the short program at 2023 World Championships. View this post on Instagram [...]

Alexa Knierim and Brandon Frazier: “You know, it’s hard to train when you’re broken inside. Yes, we try to work hard and well — to make Todd proud of us. We feel that he is with us.”

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Alexa Knierim and Brandon Frazier spoke about the difficulties at the 2023 World Championships. View this [...]

Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier: “Illnesses and injuries can happen at any time. But that’s not the end of the world. It was even good that we skipped the Four Continents, we’re much less tired than we usually are by the end of March.”

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Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier talked about how they prepared for the 2023 World Championships. View this [...]

Madison Chock and Evan Bates: “We didn’t get the free dance right away. We were told a few times that maybe we should consider changing it. But we saw its great potential.”

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Madison Chock and Evan Bates bout their preparation for the 2023 World Championships. View this post on [...]

Kaori Sakamoto: “I think this time to completely overwrite my memories from the last Worlds held in Saitama. I want to save good memories and overwrite the bad ones.”

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Article and small interview with Kaori Sakamoto ahead of World Championships. View this post on Instagram [...]

Mai Mihara: “I want to deliver my best performance at the World Championships, which is my long-awaited dream. I don’t want to just participate, I want to show my best skating.”

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Article and small interview with Mai Mihara ahead of World Championships. View this post on Instagram [...]

Shoma Uno: “Once at competitions Lambiel, invited me to a restaurant to talk. “Don’t aim for perfection too much. Perfection is something that awaits you after you’ve done everything, not something you aim for.” he said.”

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Article and small interview with Shoma Uno ahead of World Championships. View this post on Instagram [...]

Daniel Grassl: “After the European Championships, it wasn’t easy for me; to be honest, I felt that I was in a pit. I even doubted whether I should go to the World Championships.”

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Italian figure skater Daniel Grassl shared his goals for the 2023 World Championships. View this post on [...]

Kana Muramoto and Daisuke Takahashi: “I love the music of ‘The Phantom of the Opera,’ so I had always wanted to skate to it again someday.”

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Article and small interview with Kana Muramoto and Daisuke Takahashi ahead of World Championships. View [...]

Alexei Urmanov: “I don’t give a damn about Russian figure skaters, I’m here at the World Championships. Of course I will watch it.”

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Alexei Urmanov about World Championships and absence of Russian skaters there. photo Pavel Lisicin / RIA source: [...]

Riku Miura and Ryuichi Kihara: “When we competed at the Four Continents for the first time in our debut season, we talked to each other about wanting to become the kind of skaters who could attend press conferences someday.”

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Article and small interview with Riku Miura and Ryuichi Kihara ahead of World Championships. View this post [...]

Sota Yamamoto: “I feel like I’ve grown a lot this season. So I want to practice without any regrets and do my best at the World Championships. I want to show an even stronger version of myself.”

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Article and small interview with Sota Yamamoto ahead of World Championships. View this post on Instagram [...]

Rinka Watanabe: “There are times when I wonder if I’m good enough, but standing on the ice at competitions I’m proud to be able to see the scenery that I saw from the outside nine years ago.”

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Article and small interview with Rinka Watanabe ahead of World Championships. Reasons for a breakthrough season and [...]

“When I thought about what was lacking, I realized it was confidence. So, I switched my focus on my strengths” Kazuki Tomono “god of pinch hitters” makes his road to Worlds as a direct qualifier for the first time

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Article and small interview with Kazuki Tomono ahead of World Championships. View this post on Instagram [...]

The Belgian Figure Skating Federation plans to remove Rita Zonnekeyn from the position of team leader at the 2023 Worlds due to cooperation with the private club which employs Tutberidze

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Belgian Figure Skating Federation considering removing Rita Zonnekeyn from the 'team leader' position for the World [...]

“I made the decision to prioritize my mental health and at the moment this is still a work in progress.” Kaitlin Hawayek about their decision not to compete at World Championships.

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Kaitlin Hawayek about their decision not to compete at Worlds. View this post on Instagram A [...]

Elena Radionova: “If world figure skating loses its Russian audience, then sponsors and advertising will leave. So they created such a difficult situation themselves.”

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Bronze medalist of the World Championships Elena Radionova believes that world figure skating creates a difficult [...]

Irina Rodnina: “Quite decent athletes took medals at this flawed World Championships, but they could not count on high places if there were all the strongest.”

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At the World Championships, the pedestal was taken by athletes who could not count on high places if there were all [...]

Betina Popova: “If we kept in mind the absence of leading athletes, then a lot of people wouldn’t be considered World and European champions. All victories at the World Championships are deserved.”

Posted on 2022-03-29 • 1 comment

Betina Popova summed up the results of the World Figure Skating Championship in ice dance, noting that the Russian [...]