Katarina Witt - Quotes

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Figure skating is a mixture of art and sport.

Figure skating is a mixture of art and sport.

I can't say, 'It doesn't matter if you win or lose.' It's not true. You go in to win. ---->>>

When I get up, I have a cup of coffee, surf the Internet, then do a half-hour run. ---->>>

Too many times women try to be competitive with each other. We should help support each other, rather than try to be better than each other. ---->>>

I'm the sort of person who needs a big mountain in front of me to climb. ---->>>

When you're young, you don't think very far ahead. You just think in terms of the next day, the next week, the next competition. You don't think about injuries that could threaten your long-term health. ---->>>

Every man prefers to look at a well-shaped woman instead of a rubber ball. ---->>>

Sometimes, success almost haunts you. You want to be the best at everything you do and know you have to work hard. ---->>>

I never had a serious injury that kept me out of a big competition. Now everyone has injuries - to their feet or their knees or their backs. ---->>>

I never really like to skate in an empty ice rink; I always need the attention of an audience. ---->>>

Skating taught me to set a goal and to block out other things and just focus on this one thing. ---->>>

Sometimes I even now feel like a stranger in my country. But I knew there would be problems because I had seen the world as a skater. And now? A lot of people in eastern Germany have lost jobs, rents went up, food costs went up, unemployment went to 20 percent. Freedom is good, but it is not easy.

Sometimes I even now feel like a stranger in my country. But I knew there would be problems because I had seen the world as a skater. And now? A lot of people in eastern Germany have lost jobs, rents went up, food costs went up, unemployment went to 20 percent. Freedom is good, but it is not easy.

I want to see sunrises in the mountains. You never get to see such things enough in a lifetime. I want to see more. ---->>>

Almost nothing is presented to you on a silver platter. You have to really work for it. ---->>>

It's hard work to make a four-minute program look effortless and elegant. ---->>>

It's not like I didn't do anything for 10 years and chose a new profession. I've been on the ice a lot. I'm not an outsider. ---->>>

The desire to really compete again has been there for a long time. ---->>>

When I go out on the ice, I just think about my skating. I forget it is a competition. ---->>>

I don't want to compete. I want to skate for the joy. I get so nervous in competition. I get always sick. I had pressures enough in my life from skating. ---->>>

When you see the audiences and the smiling faces at the shows it really makes up for the work that you put in. I have a job I really love so whatever hecticness comes up - I'll just deal with it. ---->>>

I learned not to depend on other people. I needed support, but it's you who has to go out and deliver. ---->>>

I was an athlete. And I proved I didn't win just because I was pretty. I was good, too. ---->>>

I started the class late. The teacher said I would have to learn as much in half a year that the others learned in a year. I did it. ---->>>

I was the very first athlete in East Germany allowed to go professional. ---->>>

When you reach a certain level, you live in a bubble when all you think, dream and breathe is becoming the best athlete in the world. ---->>>

As an athlete, you choose your sport and are drawn into it but your passion should never be driven by fame and fortune but a desire to create something special that people will always remember. ---->>>

Competitions make me nervous. When I go out on the ice, I just think about my skating and not, 'I have to do this to win.' I forget it is a competition. ---->>>

I hope that I can maintain my skating as long as possible. ---->>>

Money was never the motivation. It never should be in sports. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: German
Born: 12-03, 1965
Birthplace: Staaken, East Germany
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Occupation: Athlete
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Katarina Witt (born 3 December 1965) is a retired German figure skater. Witt won two Olympic gold medals for East Germany, first at the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics and the second in 1988 at the Calgary Olympics. She is a four-time World champion (1984, 1985, 1987, 1988) and twice World silver medalist (1982, 1986) (wikipedia)