Nathalie: It happens, this is sport. I'm not angry with him. My problem is that we've had a super season and we have to end it like this.
Question: What did you think when you fell?
Fabian: I wanted to swear.
Nathalie: I wanted to wake up from the nightmare.
Fabian: We tried to pick up as quickly as possible but we knew that it was over.
Nathalie: When this happens during the circular step seq, when it happens during an element, we know that it's over.
(I've changed the impersonal and the use of the present tense in order to give the real meaning.)
It's such a pity, because apart from that moment, IMO they had the best program and best skate of the evening. Their skating skills are to die for. They would never be given the gold or silver anyway, but now they don't even have the bronze to show for it.
Anyway, this has been by far the best season of Nathalie and Fabian's career so far. I hope when the pain subsides they will remember this.
1st at TEB, 1st at CoC, 2nd at the GPF and European Champions!