Officially from the Hungarian Federation's home page.
Júlia Sebestyén to stay till the 2010 Olympics
2004 European Champion Júlia Sebestyén will definitely continue her skating carrier till the 2010 Olympics.
"In the past two years my results kept on continuously improving, and since the Olympics aren't that far away, I definitely keep skating till that. I still skate on a high level, which gives me confidence/power. At Worlds, my freeskate was 8th best, and I skated in the first group" the skater from Tiszaújváros said.
Sebestyén will compete at her fourth Olympics in Vancouver. She added that this fact keeps motivating her too: not many can say they competed in four Olympics [in a row].
From her 3 Olympics so far, she finished the highest at the 2002 event in Salt Lake City, where she was 8th. In 1998 in Nagano, she finished 15th, and in the last one in Turin, she came in 18th place.
"My goal for the next season will be to finish among the top 10 at Worlds because Hungary could obtain two spots for the Olympics by that. It's not impossible as I finished 11th this year in Göteborg and I could have finished higher if I didn't mess up my short program" she said. Sebestyén had a great European Championship too where she finished 4th.
About the preparations for the new season, Sebestyén said there will be new program(s?), which they'll start working on soon, while the actual (physical?) preparation will begin around July. She plans to attend two Grand Prix competitions.