Here it is: a short visit into the Practice Rink in Budapest, where groups of fans gathered on January 14 to cheer for Brian Joubert (is this skater adored by his admirers or what?), to applaud Tomas Verner and to thoroughly observe Javier Fernandez’ preparation; after all, the Spaniard is trying to defend his European title – and he does have three quads planned for his free program (he struggled with some of them during practice). All in all, Javier seems determined to keep the continental crown for one more year, but his fellow skaters – Brian Joubert, Florent Amodio, Maxim Kovtun, Michal Brezina etc. – will definitely fight for a podium placement in Budapest.
by Florentina Tone