Shcherbakova: it seems that we are still children, but we get on the ice at 3 years old, and perform at 5-6 years old
Russian figure skater Anna Shcherbakova spoke about emotions during performances on ice.
– Every time it is very exciting to watch your performances on TV, and the thought always slips through: what is it like for you there – under the eyes of cameras, under the gaze of judges, under pressure from the public …
– Perhaps, for those who watch broadcasts of even major competitions, it seems that we are still children.
But after all, the person you see on the screen, whether he is 15, 17 or 18 years old, got on the ice for the first time at 3 years old.And he began to compete at the age of 5-6 years.Responsibility grows gradually, and over time, it becomes easier to cope with excitement.
Competitions such as the World Championships or the Olympics did not fall out of nowhere.We took small steps forward, while learning to overcome fears.
On the ice, we are not young girls and boys, but professionals in our field with a lot of experience and knowledge.
– And what qualities do you need to have in order to become professionals in figure skating?
– Of course, this is primarily diligence and performance in training.This is the first paragraph, in capital letters!
You also need to have, if not talent, then certainly abilities for a particular sport.Body structure and coordination are important.But these are the data that, even in childhood, give an understanding of who is better at what, where it is easier to grasp.
Yes, and the ability to cope with excitement, self-control is also.Medals are awarded only at competitions, so it is important to show the best result at the right time,” Hello magazine quotes Shcherbakov.