2000 French Nationals
After the free dance (talking about the
Monfort:" It's the first time we see you with that
kind of incident, what happened?
Gwendal: It's quite incredible, yes,
it's the first time. At the end of the first fast part, when
we did the lift, my boot came loose suddenly. I told it to
Marina, we tried to go on but it was too much.
are watching the moment when it happened.
G: No actually the lace was untied long
before, and then a hook of the skate broke.
Marina: It really is the first time we
are in this situation. Gwendal told me before that he was
going to fall, and we really didn't know what to do, it's
the first time in our life it happens so...
Isabelle Duchesnay: It's an experience that is good for you
now. You will know what to do now.
M: I think so too because...
G: Marina asked me if we should stop and I
said "no, we go on", I thought we could go on, and the skate
came loose and actually it's a hook that broke. I gave it to
the referee. It's a hoke that went away.
ID: It was something that was to happen, it was
the moment and now it will never happen again!
Yeah, but it's incredible that thing. It
could have happened during warm-up, during pratice, but, no,
it happens at the middle of the program. It's incredible. I
think we were very unlucky at these championships, with my
hand injury on Tuesday...
NM: Why did you decide to skate from the moment
when you stopped, while you could have skated from the start
of the program again?
M: I think it wasn't necessary to start again
because we had really done the first part well, and I think
that for the viewers and the crowd, to see the same thing
is... It wasn't even necessary because we really did it
well, and we carried on exactly from where we stopped. We
are sorry for what happened, but it's the first time...
G: Yes, we couldn't do anything against it,
it's a real shame that it happened tonight, sorry
NM: But the judges still gave you five
think that in an incident like that, according to the rules
you must forget the problem and mark the program as if
nothing had happened. It has nothing to do with our
ID: And you didn't loose the feeling of the
NM: How would you judge your program this
G: It's a lot better technically, we are more
confident, it is more polished. Actually it grows and we
feel better with it now. I think you can see it at first
NM: Just one word about your work this summer,
because I know, and you told us that you had never worked
that hard on a program.
M: True, we worked a lot this year because it
is a very difficult program, there are a lot of different
steps, and maybe last year the program was a little less
difficult. Even at international competitions, our
competitors even from Russia come and tell us that it's