"You ask such hard questions just after the performance. Let`s talk tomorrow!"
The next day we had cafè, tea and talks. First of all - about skating.
- What age did you begin to skate?
At age 5.
Do you remember that moment?
Oh, I just remember some parts of my first year, I started skating in Gothenburg and still skate at the same ice-rink.
Do you have friends who skated with you?
Of all of those who started, I think none of them are skating today. We rarely keep in touch with one another.
Who was your role-model in skating?
Well, I don`t really have many role-models. When I grew up I watched the videos of the best. For example Kurt Browning and Ilia Kulik.
Which program do you prefer the most - the short or the long one?
Oh, difficult question. They are so different. I like them both. I enjoy my short and also like my new free.
All of them are special, but looking back I should say - that`s my free from Tokyo. That was one of the greatest feelings in my skating career. And also skating in Gothenburg.
Did you feel any special pressure there?
I thought that I really-really wanted to do the best ever. You see - when you want something that much you use so much power.
What do you think is the marker of your skating?
I always make something new. I don`t want to do the same thing again. I think people see my efforts.