Daily Archives: 28 September 2010

Javier Fernandez: “Nothing is impossible!”

Interview by Vladislav Luchianov

Photo: Personal album of Javier Fernandez

Javier Fernandez began skating at the age of six, after his older sister started taking lessons, and landed his first triple jump at the age of 12. He trained in Spain, at Madrid’s Igloo club, for many years before moving to New Jersey to work with Nikolai Morozov.
He had a breakthrough season in 2008-9, finishing 11th at the 2009 Europeans and qualifying a spot for Spain for the Olympics with a 19th place finish at the 2009 Worlds, the first Spanish men’s skater to do so since 1956.

In 2009-10, Javier received his first Grand Prix assignment, and finished 11th at the 2009 Trophee Eric Bompard. At the European championships, he was a career-best 8th place, and placed 14th in his first Olympics. Fernandez then set a new personal best score on his way to a 12-place finish at the 2010 Worlds. He added the quadruple toe loop to his jump repertoire in the 2009-10 season.

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