American figure skater Isabeau Levito commented on her victory at the French Grand Prix.
“Very strong emotions. When I was waiting for the evaluations, I was just praying and whispering ‘please, please, dear judges, I can do this spin perfectly, honestly, honestly’.”
I knew that I had five points after the short program, I saw that my competitors did not do everything well today, but my skating today was far from perfect, so I was very nervous.
First, two mistakes on jumps, and at the end I made a stupid mistake on rotation. I was sitting on the ice after the end of the program and I thought: “That’s it, this must have cost me gold. Let’s just say that I added drama to the end of the program – where it wasn’t really planned.
So I’m just happy I won. I was really afraid that I would repeat the situation like at the World Championships, when I ruined my chances with one mistake,” Levito said.