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Perrine Laffont after her world title: "It's such a joy"

2021-03-08T13:49:31.468Z

Sacred world champion in mogul skiing for the first time this Monday, the Frenchwoman took the time to respond to Le Figaro to convey her feelings. Before aiming for the double this Tuesday with the parallel.



Perrine, how do you feel after this hard-won world title?


Perrine Laffont:

Frankly, I'm so happy… It's crazy.

It was hard because frankly, I could have quickly missed it.

But I managed to do it.

It is such happiness.

When you want something, work extremely hard to achieve it and get to have it, it's such a satisfaction.

It's a real interior fireworks display, with lots of different emotions.

We felt you moved like never before on the podium…


I think the last time I felt this was at the Games in Pyeongchang (when she won the Olympic title in 2018).

In 2019, during previous Worlds, I wanted this title so badly and I had not had it (she had finished 3rd).

Suddenly, having it there gives it a special flavor.

He made me wait.

And on the podium, I took the time to savor.

At the same time, I think all the pressure has gone down by then.

The pressure was all the stronger as your last run, although successful, left a possibility for Kazakhe Yuliya Galysheva to overtake you…


Yes, the stress was immense because I knew she could do better.

Many say that I have a margin compared to my competitors and that I am calm, this final proves to them that no, I had no margin at all (laughs).

I knew I had to send on my last run, that I couldn't afford to play it safe or go half way.

I boosted myself.

Before leaving, I put my music in my ears and I told myself that it was time, that nothing can happen other than the fact that I am the world champion.

I gave everything.

"Tonight, I will be able to fall asleep thinking about this beautiful medal, about all the emotions I have experienced"

Perrine Laffont

When you cross the line, are you totally satisfied?


I would have always preferred to take even better (smile).

But I had the feeling that I had done the best I could given the conditions of the day.

More than 82 points, it was still a good run.

The Kazakhe could indeed do better, but it was not easy.

But I was happy with what I produced.

Then it wasn't up to me anymore and I just squeezed my buttocks (laughs).

This gold medal will do well in your collection because it was the only one that was missing…


Obviously, it was missed by others and it will be well received (smile).

The last of the collection pic.twitter.com/THl4QUqfqQ

- Perrine Laffont (@LaffontPerrine) March 8, 2021

Suddenly, Tuesday, you will approach the test of the completely free parallel…


Yes, really.

Besides, I'm not really going to have time to enjoy it much tonight because I still have plenty to do.

But tonight, I will be able to fall asleep thinking about this beautiful medal, about all the emotions I have experienced.

And tomorrow, I would only have one goal, which will be to make myself happy and ski with my heart.

Finally, this season, despite the health context, would hardly have been more beautiful for you…


For once, yes.

In addition, in six days, I will receive my crystal globe.

My season is already fully successful and tomorrow's parallel will only be a bonus.

But now I'm just so happy I can't wait to share this with my loved ones.

Read also

  • Mogul skiing: After Olympic gold, Queen Perrine Laffont climbs on top of the world

Source: lefigaro

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