Men's Short in Warsaw
By Helga Dobor and Titanilla Bod
Photos © Caroline Pare
32 men appeared at the start of the short program at the European Championships in Warsaw, ready to show their stuff. AS reporters Helga Dobor & Titanilla Bod met with some of the skaters after their performance to get their comments.
Alper Ucar, Turkey
I tried to do my best. Actually I think I skated good - I like
my work, and I would like to perform
much better at Worlds in Japan. I like my program and I like my coach too, so we'll work more for the Worlds.
Why did you come to skate in Hungary?
And have you learnt some Hungarian words?
It's ok, it doesn't matter. I made some little mistakes and it
was a little bit slow, I could have
What do you think of the competition?
What do you think about representing Slovakia?
Why did you choose this country?
How much time do you spend there?
What's your favorite place there?
I'm very content with the short program of course. It was
almost without fault and for me it gives me lots of confidence
to skate the program in front of this audience. Now I'm the
It is your first European Championships, how do you
What did you think of your short program?
What do you expect from the long program?
How do you feel about your performance?
So actually you regret Lambiel is not here?
What happened in the combination jump?
Only three skaters planned to attempt a quad in the short
program. What do you think about it?
I think it’s not good for the men’s skating. In 2002 everybody did quads, now nobody.
Will you try the three quads in your free program?
Yes, now I would like to land the three quads.
We'll all hold our breath while watching the finale tonight!