13 year-old Kamila Valieva, a promising Russian figure skater from Eteri Tutberidze’s group tells about her planns to include quads into her free program.
Kamila: In my free program I will jump a quadruple toeloop, I’m also working on other jumps, for example quad salchow. I also work on the axel, but so far only on a harness. I remember my first quad, I jumped it on a harness for a week, then coaches said – you can, try without it. It was scary, I entered the jump and thought how are you going to land it, but then the fear has gone – you go on a quad, like on a triple jump.
About nerves before competitions:
I’m nervous, but I try to overcome it. If I do everything in training, I must do it at competitions. This season I expect consistency from myself.
In the upcoming season, Kamila will perform with her last year’s short program “Girl on the Ball”
Eteri Georgievna [Tutberidze] and Daniil Markovich [Gleichengauz] said that we were keeping the program for the next year. I was surprised when I found out that Eteri Georgievna called this program her favorite last season.
About her popularity:
This has not changed my life. I have social networks, I write there myself, although sometimes I consult with my mother what to write, what to post. In my free time I study, I like math and history, mainly I get “B” and “A”.
Valieva's win means that Russians have won this title for 10 years in succession with the last six - Evgenia Medvedeva in 2014, Polina Tsurskaya 2015, Alina Zagitova 2016, Alexandra Trusova 2017, Alena Kostornaia 2018 and Valieva 2019 - going to Tutberidze skaters.
“I am pleased with my performance and with how I skated.” - Kamila Valieva speaking to reporters.
Kamila Valieva, the world champion among juniors, told how old it is to learn quadruple jumps. Also, the skater noted that in the future, athletes with five and six-rotation jumps may appear.
“I think there will still be people or children who will do five, maybe even six. When you are still young, you just need to learn quadruples, because closer to 17 years you get a little scared. Everything that you learned before this age, it seems to me, remains with you,” Valiyeva said on the air of Channel One.
Camila made her debut in juniors this year and won all the starts in which she took part: she became the first in two stages of the junior grand prix and in its final, won the Russian Championship among juniors, and in the beginning at the junior world championship in Tallinn she became the world champion, at the same time setting records for points in a free program.