Waterford wunderkind wows world championships

In late July, Logan was abuzz with the news that one of their own would soon be heading off to Germany to compete in the Artistic Skating World Cup Finals in Germany.

That local, Waterford wunderkind Caitlyn Peck, is now back home in Australia after a whirlwind experience at the 2022 Artistic Skating World Cup finals.

The 18-year-old, who only began skating in 2013, was competing at a national level within two years and had been collecting medals ever since.

“Germany was such a great experience, I made new friends and learned a lot,” Caitlyn said.

“It was my first world competition and I got to go there and meet all my international friends and make even more, so it was great.”

Before leaving for Germany Caitlyn said she was most excited to meet her idol Roberta Sasso, and once she touched down, Caitlyn said Roberta didn’t disappoint.

“I’ve always watched her videos online but being there is a completely different look and it’s the energy out there, her performance is so much different than just on video,” she said.

After finishing in 9th place, Caitlyn believes the experience will only help her improve.

“Both myself as a skater and my coaches gained so much from the experience,” she said.

“I was happy with both the result and traveling to see Germany and experience other cultures was great,” she said.

“We were quite lucky because we got to train with other countries, so all the time I was training with the German team.”

Caitlyn said her mum and dad, who are also part of her coaching team, were proud as punch as they watched on from the sidelines.

“I am now preparing for the World Championships and leaving for Argentina on October 19m,” Caitlyn said.

“It’s a lot of work to do in four weeks, but I think we are progressing at a steady pace.”

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