American short track speed skater Kristen Santos-Griswold shared her emotions after setting a new national record in the 1500 meters at the 2023 US Championships – 2:14.572.
“I usually put a lot of pressure on myself, so this weekend I just wanted to try and take it easy and have fun. Before my first 1500m final I was very nervous. Basically, I get nervous before any final. We started very quickly and were able to maintain good times. Also, having support from your teammates always helps a lot. This season I want to fight for victories and not put anything off,” Santos-Griswold said.
At the US Championships, Kristen Santos-Griswold won both gold medals in all three distances. Last season, the leader of the US team won two silver medals at the Four Continents Championships and entered the top 10 at the World Championships at a distance of 1500 meters.