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McCorkell looks back on Olympic campaign with pride

February 19, 2014 21:08 pm

Jenna McCorkell insisted she would look back on her Olympics with no regrets despite narrowly missing the chance to skate again.

The 11-time national champion finished 25th after the short programme of the women's figure skating, with only the top 24 progressing to perform their free skate on Thursday.

Her performance dipped slightly on her season's best skate in the team competition but there were no tears, four years after she fell during her Olympic debut in Vancouver.

"I've proved twice that cloud of Vancouver can go away and leave me alone now, it has been playing on my mind a little bit," she said.

"Having the team event allowed me to settle my nerves and proved that I could cope under the pressure of the Olympics. The little cloud came back again this morning and it took a bit of work to push it away again.

"I skated the best I could and I'm not disappointed, I'm pretty pleased. I didn't land my triple toe loop as perfectly as I could have but all the elements were there and I did my best. I'm happy with how I've done here."

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