Irina Slutskaya would rather not think too much about the Olympics just yet. She knows a lot of things can go wrong.
"You never know what can happen," Slutskaya said. "It's ice. It's slippery. It's life."
Regardless, she will head into Turin in a less than a month with a record seventh European figure skating title _ one more than Katarina Witt and Sonja Henie. Henie and Witt still have something Slutskaya doesn't _ an Olympic gold medal, the AP reports.
Henie dominated Europe in the 1930s, and added 10 world titles and three Olympic golds. Witt won her six Europeans in the 1980s, along with four worlds, and two Olympics.
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