During the discussion that included other top female athletes such as Mia Hamm and Pernilla Wiberg, the group discussed their experiences and the challenges that women face in modern day sport.
At the press room, MotivaGoal was able to speak with Katerina about different issues including sports motivation, leadership and goal achievement.
Katerina Witt - I was vizualising my movements, my jumps,because in skating, even though it is about beauty and about great performance its a sport and you have to land your triples, so yes, I would visualize those. I think these days you use it as visualizing something happy afterwards, but I was more technically visualizing how those jumps should look. At the end it's all about muscle memory and you must have trained enough that automatically your body does what it should do, even under pressure. I think it was different times, these days I think it is a little spiritual as well, but I think everyone has to find their own way to make it work.
If you love something enough, you don't give up anyway. So I can just give the suggestion, "you just have to love what you do" . It's not what someone else is telling you, you have to tell yourself ¨I want to, this is really my goal¨.
Thank you so much Katerina for speaking with MotivaGoal. Good luck with the 2018 Munich Olympic bid.
Jonah Lomu: http://www.motivagoal.com/2011/03/motivagoal-interview-with-jonah-lomu.html