While training intensively in Detroit (USA) for the World Championships, which start in Nice in 12 days, Nathalie PECHALAT was seriously injured yesterday. The doctors diagnosed she had broken her nose while skating the final sequence of their free programme.
“This is a real catastrophe… We are really in great form and our goal is to become world champions in Nice, in our own country! The impact was violent and painful. There was a lot of bleeding and I was very scared, even more so when the doctors talked about a bad fracture.”
Nathalie will continue with an adjusted training programme given the seriousness of her injury and until she is operated on Thursday morning. The two-time European champions’ participation in Nice (26 March - 1 April) is uncertain. However their determination remains intact.
It's really a sad news. If Nathalie and Fabian won't be able to participate to Worlds, the competition will lose one of its favourite couples. Many are the messages from fans all over the world, who wish Nathalie a fast recovery.