I have a feeling Lipnitskaya was kind of making fun....
Lipnitskaya: The real Asada is just like in the TV Vaitsekhovskaya speaks to Lipnitskaya for Sport-express.ru
Julia Lipnitskaya debuted in the seniors GP on Friday winning the SP in CoC, leaving the two times world champion and the favourite Mao Asada behind with 63.03 points vs Asada's 62.89.
EV: A year ago you won the JGPF in Quebec. Now it's your first ever seniors GP. Does it feel different?
JL: Not at all. Guess except for the combination (3lz/3t) - am more confident landing it now.
EV: Were you nervious at all?
JL: No, what for?
EV: It is your first serious competition, there are so many people in the crowd, Mao Asada in the same dressing room....
JL: Asada, by the way, is just like in the TV. Nothing special.
EV: I.e. you don't care at all who to compete with? You come to such an event for the first time in your life and you don't even look around?
JL: I do look around on the ice. Don't want to collide with anyone.
EV: You seemed not satisfied with the marks after your skate.
JL: I think the marks for a clean skate could be higher. In Finlandia Trophy in October I got -2 for the combination yet the overall mark was 64.05. It's 63.06 now.
EV: Are you satisfied with the way you executed the elements?
JL: Absolutely. Everything went just as I wanted.
EV: I know you had some problems with the pushing leg at the beginning of the season. Is everything ok now?
JL: Let's say the doctor and the masseur did everything they could.
EV: Was it a lot of work?
JL: It was...