Europeans 2018

Hi everyone.

Last week I was in Moscow for the European championships. I took the week of blogging, so I thought it was only right to give a little recap of the experience today.

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I arrived on Sunday and started training on Monday. I was so lucky to get to be in the same practice group as the winner of the last 6 European championships, Javier Fernandez. It’s alway so inspiring to share the ice with such amazing athletes.

I skated my short program on Wednesday. After two days of good practices I felt confident in being able to deliver a good performance. But competing one day, and not knowing if you will make it to the final makes everything a little scarier. I also knew this would be the hardest Europeans to qualify in ever, so I really had to bring it.

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Luckily that’s what I did. BRING IT.

All through the program I managed to take one thing at a time, and not think about what’s next. I also felt like I was able to sell the program from start to finish.

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Just to qualify in a field like this was difficult. The competition has never been this hard, so I was very pleased to get a chance to skate my free program too!

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The next practices was also very good, and I really was able to show my best side of skating.

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I got to the free program, expecting a very good performance from myself. I knew I had the hard work behind me to do what I wanted. And the beginning of the program showed all of that. I have to say, the beginning of my free program is my favorite choreography I’ve ever skated, so I loved doing that in front of such a big audience.

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Later on in the program I got very tired, and wasn’t able to perform 100% til the end. But all in all, I’m very pleased with the total of the competition.

I really have to give a huge thank you to everyones messages throughout the week. I’ve never gotten so much love from all of you guys and I appreciate it sooo much. This week has been so inspiring and a huge motivation boost for me, and I can’t wait to continue the work to become the best performer and skater I can.

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We ended the week with some sightseeing in beautiful Moscow. we got to see amazing buildings and architecture and have some really good food. The banquette took place in a beautiful building where we had a great time with very good entertainers.

With that I’ll say thank you again, and next time I’ll be back with some amazing food ideas 😉

-S

5 kommentarer

  1. Anastasia

    That was really pleasure to watch your skating! lm from Belarus, and it was my first time, when I saw you with my own eyes) you were amazing, and you trained so hard! I wish you to become better and stronger! Hope to see you again (maybe even at next Europeans, here, in Minsk?). My best regards, thank you, Sondre!

  2. You skated amazingly! It was really great to watch^^ Also, thanks for sharing your experience! I am always so curious about what skaters are thinking when they are at major competitions~~

    1. Thank you so much!♥️

  3. This was a very nice post! I would have loved to see some behind the scenes photos aswell 🙂 maybe later?

    1. Something I’ll take into consideration and think about in the future 🙂

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