Who has been your greatest influence and motivator in your success in the field of your career?
Growing up, I really admired Michelle Kwan and Yuna Kim. I loved watching the way they flew across the ice and I would sit in front of the TV and imagine that it was me out there doing what they were doing.
In June 2016, you faced a stress fracture and were off the ice for three months while undergoing intense physical therapy. How do you gather the strength to face these injuries? What was the recovery period like?
My stress fractures were really hard for me, not just because they were painful, but because it was the longest I had ever been away from the ice. However, I knew if I wanted to return to the sport I had to become stronger than I had ever been.
I used my time away to let my body heal and gain strength from the physical therapy. Some days were harder than others, but I had a fantastic support system and I came out of it stronger both physically and mentally.
Five tips to work upon while preparing to become a professional figure skater.
- Core strength
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