When my mother tells me to do something, I’ll do my own thing. A strong character can be good, but sometimes it is not good. I hope it’s good in my case.
Yes, I am the Olympic champion, but this is not the end of it. I want all the gold that there is out there, everything that exists in figure skating. In all events, in all competitions.
The Olympic dream was born in 2010 during the qualifications to Vancouver. And when I was watching those Olympics from the sidelines, I felt that I wanted to have my Games. I understood that it wouldn’t be easy to make them, especially now that in Russia there are a lot of strong girls.
It’s the Olympics. And it was a long way for me. To compete at the Olympic Games, I dreamed of any medal, but frankly speaking, I wanted a gold one.
Figure skating is not a hobby. It’s my work, which I want to do, and do well.