Original Dance Press Conference


By Helga Dobor
Photos © Helga Dobor

Isabelle Delobel – Olivier Schoenfelder (FRA)

Isabelle : We were very relaxed on ice and focused, we did well but there’s always room for improvement.

Do you think that the competition between first and second place will be again as close as last year?

Isabelle : Tomorrow we’ll make a difference and results won’t be as tight as they were last year.

Olivier : We skated strongly, clean, we felt excellent. This was our best performance so far this year. We have chosen a French folk dance which is very interesting and we liked the rhythm, which is fast. We worked with a woman who is an expert in folk music and dances and she taught us well. We transferred the steps on to the ice.

Oksana Domnina – Maxim Shabalin (RUS)

Maxim : We are as pleased with today’s performance as we can be after we made a small error in the side by side footwork. Everything else was good and we really showed the character of the Cossack Dance.

Do you think that the competition between first and second place will be again as close as last year?

Oksana : As the practice shows, even an advantage of five points is sometimes not enough to save you.

Tomorrow’s day will show everything.

Jana Khoklova – Sergei Novitski (RUS)

Sergei: Overall we are pleased with our performance today. We were able to improve the emotional level of our performance compared to the last competition. Nevertheless, I made a small mistake in the twizzles as well. Except for that we are pleased.

Jana: I agree with what Sergei said. I want to especially thank the Russian fans for their support.







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