jeudi 6 août 2009

Veteran short-track speedskater looks to compete at fourth Olympics

JIM MORRIS - Metro News Edmonton - August 6th 2009
VANCOUVER, B.C. - She has competed at three Winter Olympics but that doesn't mean Tania Vicent doesn't feel nervous as she tries to qualify for the short-track speedskating team going to the 2010 Games.

"They are always very nerve-racking," Vicent said Thursday as she prepared for the Olympic selection trials which begin this weekend. "We're such a tight team everybody has a chance to make it. "There is a lot of depth in the girls. It is going to be hard to make it. You are always nervous. If you're not nervous, it's time to get out of there."

[...] Coach Sebastien Cros said Vicent's experience gives her an edge over the youth of some of the young skaters competing at the 10-day trials.
"I think this is an advantage to be able to stay focused during the 10 days, to deal with good or bad days," he said. "I think that experience will be a big part of the capacity to make the team."

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