I continue enjoying Russian ice dance drama. Campaign for spots part3.
As always everything was good we don’t know why we got such mark ;)
Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitri Soloviev:
Before the World Championships, experts came to us not as spectators, but as people carping for every little thing. Everything was great, so we did not expect such a (low) technical mark. In the free dance we will nitpick our elements even more, find faults in ourselves. – said Soloviev
It’s pity a little. From competition to competition we try to improve the result, work on problems, so that we will not have them in future. Now we worked and showed our best short dance performance in the season. We felt it, the coaches told us this. And then the second level for the step sequence. It’s a pity. For the first time this season we got third level for bluse, they always gave us fourth. – said Bobrova
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Alexandra Stepanova and Ivan Bukin:
We did not focus on the marks from the very beginning, this was not our task. The task was to have fun, to please, to skate emotionally to the end. I think we did it. – Stepanova told
Of Course we would like to be the first, everyone wants it. I think we could get into the top-ten. – said Bukin
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And Bestemianova’s move:
I’m very upset about what is happening now, it seems that only two Russian duos will go to the Olympics. We are not losing the World championship now, but the number of pairs that will go to the Olympics. And this is very sad.
It’s not just sad, everything is very sad in our ice dance. But I want to tune in to positive – still tomorrow is a free dance, the guys have to fight. There are small gaps, what if suddenly a miracle will happen? Let us, like small children, believe in miracles. I believe that we should look positively on everything.
She was asked whether she thinks that Bobrova and Soloviev were undermarked:
I do not think so. I think that they got their marks.
But she thinks that Stepanova and Bukin were undermarked:
We work only on one pair. No one works on the next one. Although now, they probably started to do it, because, thank God, today Stepanova Bukin beat the Israelis and Italians, to whom they lost at the European Championships. – Bestemianova said.
by Elena Diyachkova for rsport.ru