They are kicking Abbott and Amodio to give interviews outside
To Mura: its' the first time you win a senior GP medal and it's a godl. Can you share the emotions?
thinking about last year and a year before I couldn't imagine I'll win a competition here so I have to say I'm very surprised
What was the point deduction?
Did you know when you were actually on the ice that you were getting the deduction
Not untill I saw the score
You look so sure of yourself when you skate, so powerful. What does it take to do the same each time?
realistically speaking repeating it every time would be difficult. By practicing hard and being confident with what we train for even if we don't win the competition we can come up with a good result.
We spoke about how deep is the field in Japan in men. Does it motivate you and how?
I think it gave me a possibility to get closer to the top it used to be .. I was quite settled where I was before I was looked as a certain level of skater. but think now they will look at me as a GP winner and it will change their concept and give me more chance
You got a level 1 for change sit spin. You are doing quads, so obviously you can rotate, so why on something so much simplier than the quad you are having a trouble?
When I was doing the sit spin I thought I got down low enough but guess it's not what the judges thought.
What do you think is your biggest challenge. Is it to be calm? technical? what is it for you?
I think for me it's to keep the consistency and keep a certain level even if I failed the quad I'd still nail the 3a and the other jumps. So my biggest challenge is to keep the high quality overall
You are working with your father - he is your coach. There are some cons and pros in working with the family. Can you tell a bit about the process?
It's kind of a difficult question to answer. Before the competition I know he will always be there for me and he will not turn me down. I feel I have a very good partnership with my father and I like having him as a coach. If something is not going well he can always help me. The only negative thing - if I was training with someone who is not my father we woudln't be talking about skating in the family.
Wagner is photographed with Nicks, she has to bend her knees even though she is not really tall
Right, s they all are here. with Tuktamysheva's skates on the table off we go.
Ashley, you won your 2nd GP event how do you feel winning the 2nd GP and going to GPF
Today was a huge accomplisment - I went out ther I din't really feel at my best and to accomplish that programme when not 100% was showing mentally that I don't have to be on top of my game to skate well and I was really happy.
To Tuktamysheva: you skated better than in SC, what were her emotions
I was filled with emotions at the end of the programme I felt very free, I did all the elements and it was just 2A left and I made it. I overcame myself since I wanted to skate well but I didn't really expect it and i was overwhelemed and happy at the end of the programme.
it was not my best skate, I hope to skate the LP better, so far for some reason it didn't work so far. I don't know why, but it just doesnt' work yet
To Wagner: in practice SP and LP you jumped very clean. How much time do oyu spend on the jumps every day?
Jumping for me when I train I actualy don't do all the jumps every day I prefer a small amount that I do do I try to be as consistend as possible so I train the jumps to be the best to be. So not much time is spent on that but the jumps I do are the best
To Lipnitskaya: you did 2 senior GP. How does it differ from the JGP?
Probably the difference is that I was never skating last in the JGP, while in the seniors I skate the last. But the feeling is more or less the same.
To Wagner: you seemed a bit ill
Nothing much just a slight cold, so I wasn't felling 100%, so I wasn't terribly sick, just not my best
Are you contegious?
To Tuktamysheva and Lipnitskaya: the competition is very high, how do oyu feel going into the nationals?
Tuktamysheva: the nationals is just another competition and when you go on the ice you don't care who you compete with or where, you just have to skate well whether it's the nationals or the GP.
Lipnitskaya: indeed all the competitions are the same and you just have to show your best and then if you skate well the marks and the placement will be high
To Wagner: how did you feel relating to the French audience tonight?
I think that I've always enjoyed performing in front of the French audience they are so supportive. I felt I was in a football game when the french girls were on the ice, so I was very well received and I was very happy with it
To Wagner and Lipnitskaya: how will you skate in GPF? What is your goal?
Wagner: it's to get my spin levels up and depending on how is it in practice I'd like to put the 3/3 for the first time this season - if it's not consistent it will not be in the programme. All and all I am satisfied with where I am this season
To Lipnitskaya: you are qualified to the GPF. How would you like to skate in your home town in Sochi?
First I have to get there,. am not sure am there yet. I have to get ready and be prepared to anything to happen
To Wagner: will you learn any Russian before the GPF?
I'm the absolute worse at learning the language. I can say hello goodbye and thank you in every language, but that's it. I'll learn that
Spins - all the boys in the podium got a level 1 spins. Do you know why you got level 3 instead of 4?
I think I was skating a bit ahead of myself I'll need to be more focused
Thanks, TAHbKA! I agree with Ashley that she was a bit ahead in some parts but that was something extraordinary!
And the last press conf for this competition (awwww, can't believe it's over, it was so much fun!)
Riazanova's hair in proximity looks hideous
Share your emotions about the skate
NP: We skated a clean programme it was better than the one we did in China we were better here and it was special skating in front of the french audience they were clapping and supporting so it was fun except for the elements
AC: Everything went ok tonight except for the big mistake at the beginning of the programme. After that we were really smooth so without the fall it could be a good programme. It wasn't too costly today, but it's not something we'll want to see in the future
LL: Defenetly. At that point in the programme I had a big opportunity to show I can have a good reaction and choose to fight trhrough the programme even if it was at the beginning of the programem and asnwer to my situation
Tkachenko: comparing to SC it was a bit harder may be because of a long break in competitions - it's really hard to wait the whole day and all the bad throughts come to your head it's difficult to manage but we managed and it gets better and better.
To PecBour: it's a demanding choice of the music
Nathalie moves the mic to Fabian
FB: we wanted to have something very different from last year. I listen to the music all the time and when I hear something I check whether it's something to skate to. And when we decided on rock n roll or 70-80 - we listen to Rolling Stones we love this music and here we go - we have the Rolling Stones medley
We are more Rolling Stones than Beatles, but I like any kind music - my brother made me listen to any kind of music, not just Gangastyle, but Rolling Stones makes you move, so it's more interesting.
You said your brother made you listen?
I have an older brother who always listened to French classical and the Doors and he brought me to the music and it's a good thing - I think I have a pretty good picture of the music field so I can pick anything I want
What does he think about the skating
He doesn't care - he has a wife and 3 kids so he doesn't have time for his brother
To Cappelini:l what was your reaction to Luka's fall did you have a chance to slip a word?
My reaction was surprised and I was really focused on doing my twizzles I heard a noise and I was like
Luca: that was my kneee
Anna: oh.. that what It was? I tried to smile he knew that I wasn't mad and it was at the beginning of the programme so there was time to refocus, so I was trying to project `don't worry, lets get it together and skate till the end'. You need to regroup and have the performance in your mind. We will def train a lot the first minute to the next competition
To CapLan and RiazTka - you train at the same group. How is it?
Anna: for us it's a honour - he is a great coacha nd we are learning so much from him from a very busy day in the competition he teaches us how to work together every day and support each other in the partnership and during the skating. So technically we couldn't be happier and we want to do that in the future.
Ilya: I agree with Anna it's a great pleasure to work in that team we love it there and the teams are supporting each other and it's really nice to work in such an athmosphere.
To PechBou: do you have a place to put the trophy
We will give it to the mom, we don't have a place
to PechBour and CapLan: you made it to the GPF. How will you approach it?
Fabian: first we are going back to Detroit and think we will have time to be with Gayage and she will have time to make us work very hard. I'm excited to go back but think I will enjoy my day off first
AnnaL: we are very happy and the event being in the olympic venue is exviteing - well meet with the coaches and decide what we do right after the press conf.
Thank you all so much for updates and photos! Erik Radford is totally handsome, and Peng is SO cute!
The EVIL TEB fsuers!
Nadine, Pingu, TAHbKA, skatak, Shine_Like_Stars,
- Rep Power
I knew I had forgotten something !
BTW I am sorry I didn't stay to say goodbye, but I had to take a train to go back home