Looking forward to the world championships
With her success in London, Gould says she is every bit as motivated, if not more so, for the world championships in Saalfelden-Leogang, Austria on Saturday, September 8.
“If anything,” she said, third place “makes me hungrier for worlds, because… I don’t feel like a bronze medal at the Olympics was the best I could have had, I’m definitely satisfied with that, but I know that I could have… gotten first or second place in that race.”
“It’s definitely motivating me heading forward into the worlds and into the World Cup next year,” she added.
In her bid for the top step of the podium, will she change anything in the build-up to the world championships?
“Nope, same thing,” she said. “This year, my coach and I just really… figured out what training works for me and what my pre-race week looks like, just sort of really dialed all that stuff in, so I think it’s been working well all year and hopefully it’ll continue to work well.”
As for her successful 2012 season, she says, “It’s just hard work finally paying off.”
Paying off it is, and come Saturday, Gould will be looking to make her hard work finally pay out in gold. A gold medal, that is.