WFS-How was your last season? Jamal-It was the best season for me.So happy.I spent without injury for the first time.I could take part in the competitions with confidence because I was not injured in practices.Whenever I took part in the competitions,I could break my personal best.I'm pleased with my performances and results. WFS-What is the highlight of the last season? J-I finished in top 10 in European Championships,and I could did my best performance.In Worlds Championships I broke my personal best of short program.Those two competitions are the highlight of my career. WFS-What is your goal of the new season? J-The success of the last season become a big motivation for me.I was not in good shape in 2005/2006 season.I could compete in the Olympics,but I was not in the best shape for my injury.However I am in a very good condition now,I realize I get progress whenever I take part in the competitions.I want to do good performances in the Grand Prix series,and I want to step up.I took 8th place without triple axel in European Championships.If I can succeed in triple axel,it will be a good possibility of my result. WFS-You succeeded in triple axel in practice,didn't you? J-Yes,I did.But it is not perfect.I will not be able to try it in competitions yet.It is a high risk.However I plan to add it on my program for the new season. WFS-We hear the music for your new short program is Oriental. J-My choreographer gave me that music and I like it,but I don't know the title and the composer of that music.I decided to use it and I myself have edited it. WFS-You edit the music by yourself? J-It is the efficient way.When I want to edit the music,it is easy and fast that I do it by myself than I ask it someone. WFS-Have you decided your free program? J-I continue performing "Lunatico" I love this program and I want to perform in the new season,too.When I perfrom the same program in two seasons,the program become more good in the second season than the first season. WFS-Could you tell us about your start of figure skating? J-I don't remember it,but my mother said I said to her that I wanted to dance or to do something sports at the age of 6 years old.She presented roller skates to me.Later I went to the class for children by Ms.Kiefer.I remember it still now.I loved spins then. WFS-It it the feature of Swiss figure skaters! J-Yes(laugh).I loved spins especially in my childhood.You know,even a little child can do spins. WFS-How do you think about yourself? J-Well...it is very difficult question..I think I'm a very quiet man. WFS-As figure skater? J-I don't have an outstanding strong point,but I have a well balance.It is my strong point.I can do jumps and spins and I have an expression to describe the programs. WFS-What is your weak point? J-My well balance may be the weak point in the other side,and I'm tall.It is not a strong point.It is difficult to perform quickly,but I can do good performances I think. WFS-Did the situation of figure skating change in your country after Stephane Lambiel became two-time world champion? J-Figure skating is not popular sports in my country still now.It is the fact that many people come to know us. Hockey is more popular than figure skating in Switzerland.17,000 people go to see the games of hockey twice a week in Bern.Many people come to interested in figure skating for Stephane's win,but I don't think it is a big change. WFS-Your target for the future is competeing in the Olympic games in Vancouver? J-Yes,then I will be 23 years old,but I don't think it is too old to compete in the Olympics.I don't know...I may continue my career of figure skating till the next Olympics in Sochi.
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