November 2002

Timothy Goebel
Living for the Edge Living for the Edge


You would think that winning an Olympic medal would entitle you to a little break.

Talk with Timothy Goebel and you'll rethink that - that is, if there's even time to talk with him.

The Olympic bronze medalist has not had much time to relax and celebrate his achievement in Salt Lake City. Ever since the Olympic Winter Games in February, Goebel's life has been turning like one quad after another. There's simply no time to rest.

Almost as soon as the Olympics ended, Goebel had to quickly get his competitive juices flowing again to prepare for the World Championships in Nagano, Japan. He won the silver medal there, flew back to the United States and embarked on a 93-show tour with the Tom Collins Champions on Ice entourage. He was one of several athletes who skated in every single show - every matinee and every evening performance.

And while some skaters got a little bit of a reprieve during the tour with its few mini-breaks, Goebel spent every free moment in Toronto working with Lori Nichol, his choreographer since 1999, and his coach, Frank Carroll, to prepare programs for the upcoming season.

"It's tough," said Goebel shortly before the tour came to a close. "Obviously you can't have a normal training schedule while you're on tour, but I feel good, and I think that I'm still skating well."

Read more about Timothy Goebel in SKATING magazine.

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