Finnlandia Trophy - 3° day
After what happened to my partner yesterday this morning we woke up without knowing if we will be able to compete or not.
Short after breakfast she decided that she would like to try to skate at the practice. We skated really well, just a short practice, we did all the elements and then we went out the ice.
Her wound was really painfull after the practice but she put ice on it and cool it down.
We talked to each other and she told me she wanted to try to compete. We decided to call up Hendrik Schamberger on the phone (he was Tanja’s the former couch and also our couch during the last season), and he is also a doctor. He suggested her to take two pain killer just before the competition. And that's what she did.
We went inside the ice rink for the competition and I told her, “Tanja, just have fun!” and that’s what we exactly had. FUN!! We were just a bit upset because we did a little mistake in the second pattern of the rhumba.
I want to say: I’am deeply proud of my partner! I think not a lot of girl would have done what she did today, skating after a really bad injury and with pain and with seven stiches. She skated great, with great interpretation and deep feelings.
We actually don’t care about the result, we are just simple happy and we will keep going through our way, confident, results will come!
From today on, Tanja will be my new Hero!
Speak to you tomorrow!!!