How did it feel for you to skate at World’s in your own country?
I was happy for it, because it was in my own city and it felt good for me - to get some recognition and attention - and also be able to perform to my home crowd. I did not expect the audience to be that good to me, so in the beginning it was scaring me, but it felt awesome anyway, and I’m grateful now, when I think back, for all the support I’ve had and it will be a good experience I will carry with me.
How much pressure did you feel? Did you enjoy it?
It was my first senior world championships so I did not put any pressure on myself - more that I tried to enjoy it at the level I was at that point.
Do you think about any thing while you're waiting for the music to start before performing your programs to a big audience?
No, I’m just standing there waiting for my music, normally, trying to localize were I’m at, or some times I’m just inside my head, concentrating.
You have a different style in your programs and costumes from many skaters. Is this something you have set out to achieve or is it your natural, creative style?
I am? :)
No I don’t try to make it “extra”, it’s just natural creativity, following my own thinking. Costumes, hairstyles - I have people to help me with those, but I have a say in it as well, so I get what I need.