fall fails to stop Miriam's titles run
The Southern Star
10 March 2004
Acacia Ridge's world titles-bound figure skater Miriam
Manzano has survived a bad practice fall and will leave
on schedule for Europe next week.
2003 Australian Senior Ladies Champion, who had just returned
from a Four Continents Competition in Canada to resume
training at Acacia Ridge, sustained severe bruising in
the effects would not hinder her preparation for the world
titles, she said.
coach (Colin Jackson) said I was due for a rest from training
anyway," she said.
pair leaves for Vienna, Austria, next week to get acclimatised
to the European conditions before tackling the world's
best in Dortmund, Germany, from March 22-28.
27, said she wanted to match or better her 16th placing
at the 2002 world titles, despite the standard having
done well in three other overseas competitions this season,
so I should go well," she said.
won in Italy and took third in Finland."
is the only woman in the Australian team.
Spanish parentage, Manzano came to Acacia Ridge to train
fulltime under internationally respected coach Jackson
after 14 years in Canberra.
was a fantastic opportunity which I've no regrets about,"