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