“We have a good team, Russians have amazing skaters.” Karen Chen about Olympic team event
Interview with Karen Chen for Russian media.
source: matchtv.ru dd. 2d February 2022 by Vlad Zhukov
Karen Chen: I’m very excited (by being at the Olympics). It is a great fortune that I’m here, it is really a great honor for me. From a moral point of view, for me, this is something like the struggle of 2018 (at the Olympics in Pyeongchang, Chen became 11th – ed.) vs. 2022. I have worked very hard to get the opportunity to be here in Beijing. I went through a lot of hardships to make this all a reality, so now I’m just trying to have fun and feel the spirit of this Olympics.
Is there a feeling that the anti-covid measures are too strict?
Karen Chen: Well, we’re tested every day, we live in a “bubble”, we take all sorts of precautions – we wear special masks, social distance … You know, I personally feel very protected here. And if the tests are negative, then why not?
The Olympic team event is called the battle between Russia and the United States. What do you think about such a positioning?
Karen Chen: Honestly, I didn’t think about it. We have a good team, you have amazing skaters. Only really very good athletes were selected here. As for the result, we will see what happens in the end.
What about you? Are you ready to skate both programs in the team even if needed?
Karen Chen: Honestly, I don’t know yet what decision will be made. Well, I’m here. If they tell me to skate, I will go and do it, if not, then nothing can be done.
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