The winner of the World Cup in snowboard last season, world champion-2007 Ekaterina Tudegesheva at the Olympic Games in Sochi-2014 will try to perform as best as possible, but so far does not anticipate. This Katya herself reported on Monday at a press conference in ITAR-TASS, dedicated to the upcoming test competition in February 2012 on snowboarding and alpine skiing in Sochi.
“The main task at the moment is to defend our title,” Catherine said. – Because of this, unfortunately, I most likely will not be able to participate in the competitions of the European Cup in Sochi, because at this time the World Cup stage is planned in Canada. Although in the current unpredictable weather for the season, everything can be. I think that next season, if the starts in our disciplines in Sochi are fixed in the calendar, I will definitely participate, “Tudegesheva specified in an interview with ITAR-TASS correspondent Lyubov Berzina after the press conference.
The athlete also added that defending her title is much more difficult than winning. “It was incredibly easy for me to perform last season,” she said, “I was practically not nervous and I won without any problems.” For me everyone was very sick and worried, but I managed to keep my composure on the tracks and the support of my fans played a big role, performance at competitions “.
Catherine noted that the main starts this season considers the remaining stages of the World Cup. “I will try to do it to the maximum,” she added, “And, of course, the overall credit of the CM is to win.” It’s very difficult to keep the title, I will not deny It’s clear now that European snowboarders have done a very great job, they have trained very well and are in great shape, it’s not easy to win from them, I think I will need a lot of strength to win. ”
Ekaterina noted that getting acquainted with the route in Sochi, where the future Olympians-2014 is to perform, will be one of the important guarantees of success. “Before every stage of the CM, it takes at least two days, it’s a minimum, to go on a track,” she said, “because when you go to a distance without studying it, you can not develop the speed at which you are ready and show the maximum result. Therefore, you must first train on the tracks where you have to start. “