Denis Ten’s message to fans

Denis Ten wins silver at 2013 Worlds

Kazakhstani skater Denis Ten, who won a silver medal at the 2013 World Championships, published on his Facebook page a special message to skating fans.


Dear friends,

THANK YOU SO MUCH for your support. I am so proud to attain a new achievement for the figure skating history of Kazakhstan! It was my dream, my goal and without you – it wouldn’t come true.

The beginning of the season was rough. I struggled with injuries and equipment problems. Took off a month in December but when I got back on ice, right after the first competition in 2013 – I injured myself again. The whole season seemed to be a nightmare! It was truly a tough time… but I never lost faith and didn’t give up. I believed in myself and always knew that my family and coaches are always there for me, their support was just incredible!

It was my sincere dream to finish the Pre-Olympic season like this. Many people were wondering, how could I come back so strong after a disappointing skate at 4CC in Osaka, 3 weeks before the Worlds.

- It wasn’t me – I was joking.

But, to be honest, we have done a HUGE work before the World Championships. I completely changed my daily plan, schedule, training system, diet and practically – life. My on-ice trainings became longer and more intense. I created my own dry-land workout program and followed it every day, finishing practices at 9 or sometimes 10 PM. And then it was a torture to fall asleep – as the only thing I could see in my bed was The World Championships.

Looking back now, I still can’t believe it all happened and this season is over. And it’s over the way I dreamt… I had a great but tough experience and don’t want to make same mistakes any more. Worlds was a fairytale but it’s time to focus on the next season.

Once again, thank you for your support and all of the messages!!! I’ve never received so many and can’t even find time to read them all right now… Your attention is very important and I am grateful to all of you for your kind words.

Take care and always believe in yourself! Remember that you can always go beyond expectations.
It is possible. I checked. :)

Lots of love,

Photo: Tengrinews

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