Yesterday's interview after the FS, http://rsport.ru/figure_skating/20131225/710821487.html
Sochi, 25th of Desember, R-Sport, Elena Dyachkova
Skater Artur Gachinski claimed he did his best to show everything he can in the free skating in Russian National Championship in Sochi, after failing in the short programme the day before.
Gachinski was only twelfth after the short programme. In the free skating he earned 155,07 points and is currently in the second place, before the strongest group skates.
“I strove. Well, one quadruple… When I was going for the first one, I understood it’s going to be total rubbish, - Gachinski told the journalists. – I decided to make it triple, to feel it completely. To be safe that I can really do it, and then I went for the second one. And further everything was at the quite good level. I figured it out with combos and remade them a little bit. For now I did my best to do everything I can”.
The skater found it difficult to explain his poor performance in the short programme. “The skates like this are no subject to analysis. What was yesterday is the exorbitant beauty of figure skating (laughs). I showed everybody how one should not do. What conclusions did I come to? The short is to be skated well, and the free was successful several times already. All the agitation, the load of responsibility has to be dropped already before the short”, - Gachinski declared.
Also he admitted he had no uneasiness before the free skating. “There was only the strong rage both yesterday and today. I must admit yesterday I was ashamed of my skating very much. I wanted to come today and show the small part of what I can, because obviously I can do enough to brace up in the free skate”, - the sportsmen said.
In Gachinski’s words, now he has “no idea of what comes next”. “Practice, recovery, coming to myself and skating the short hundred times in practice. Before now I skated two programmes bad, now the free skate is alright already. I have to pull myself together after all. Getting on he point, pulling myself together and skating well”, - the skater thinks.
He sounds positive, which makes me happy.
I demand he keep Anna Karenina next season. And he must also keep the grey costume.
His tone in that interview gave me impression he's anxious to fight and to get over his mistakes. There's no sign he thinks the season is over for him. But he'll have to wait until Olys are over and Mishin is done fussing over Plushenko's issues. Same refers to Liza.
Originally Posted by karne