Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov: We always try to cheer up each other

If one worries on the ice, the second will definitely support.

Translation of the short interview with Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov.

Did the gold of the European Championship come as a surprise? The competition at this championships was very strong? When you were going to this competition, did you think that victory would be yours?

Vladimir: We were striving for this.

Evgenia: Competition was really very strong. After the Grand Prix Final, which we won, there also was a serious competition, we went to the European Championships with more confidence. We did our job.

You were in the lead after the short program, did you have a feeling that you’re half way there.

Evgenia: Of course not. You can’t relax after the short program. We already had such experience and we understood that tomorrow will be a new day and new challenges.

In single skating, everything is clear: you are responsible only for yourself. And what pair skaters do when one of the partners feels badly?

Vladimir: We always try to calm each other, to cheer up. To control each other.

Evgenia: We are in different locker rooms before going on the ice. We usually perform third, fourth. There is always time to take a breath, time to warm up. When I already put on skates, go to the ice, I look at Vova. He always has a confident look, there is no feeling that he is nervous. It adds me confidence.

Vladimir: If the excitement appears, then we manage to hide it. If one worries on the ice, the second will definitely support.

A girl in figure skating shouldn’t gain weight. What do you eat, what kind of diet do you have?

Evgenia: I don’t have any special diets, just healthy food. We are in such age that we understand why we need all this. That’s up to you: you know everything about yourself. We don’t have such situations when the partner says that you are too heavy.

Vladimir: You can’t put on extra kilos, it affects jumps, etc. There is no special diet. Of course, I limit myself in harmful, fatty foods, but there are no rigid diets.

Vladimir, as far as I know, you should not have gotten into figure skating?

Vladimir: Yes, parents were planning to engage me in hockey, but I did not pass by age. We were told “Go and learn at least how to skate.” I also wasn’t taken to the figure skating school and I started to skate in the “health group”. Skated three times a week for 45 minutes at 6:30 in the morning. I liked it, well, there we go.

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1 Comment on Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov: We always try to cheer up each other

  1. Mad for Skating // 07/03/2017 at 14:41 // Reply

    I like them a lot, they seem like such nice and reasonable people. They have the solid Volosozhar/Trankov skills, and if you can put those tricks in a great program like they have in the short, it’s awesome. They’ve just took off and nothing is stopping them! Somehow they’ve managed to go from a decent pair with potential to top contenders for the World title, and I’m interested to see what they have planned. (Hopefully new free program costumes for Worlds and then a new, sophisticated free program for the Olympic year!)

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