Canadian speedskater Christine Nesbitt looks to keep momentum

Christine Nesbitt. (MICHAEL KOOREN/Reuters file photo)

Christine Nesbitt. (MICHAEL KOOREN/Reuters file photo)

SCOTT MITCHELL, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:27 AM ET

CALGARY - For Christine Nesbitt, the 2010 Vancouver Olympics were an obsession.

 

And, admittedly, an unhealthy one.

Even winning speed-skating gold in the 1,000 metres on home soil wasn’t as satisfying as the London, Ont., native and Calgary resident would have liked.

So with the 2014 Games in Sochi, Russia, a little more than a year away, the 27-year-old is crediting a newfound attitude with helping her post the best year of her career.

“I always say about the last Olympics that I felt I was quite naive and all I wanted, my only goal, was to win a gold medal, and I don’t think I developed very well as a person leading up to those Olympics,” Nesbitt said. “My goal towards these Olympics is to enjoy the process more and improve on all aspects of who I am, not just my athletic and speed skating side of me. I think that’s helped me to be a much more stable athlete and a much more consistent athlete. I’m enjoying what I’m doing more.”


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