Tatiana Tarasova about junior test skates:
The group of Eteri Tutberidze, Sergei Dudakov and Daniel Gleyhenhaus showed an absolutely phenomenal result. Alexandra Trusova looked like a real fighter. She gets pleasure from what she does, a lot can be done on this. She wasn’t afraid of anything and performed a quadruple lutz, which only few men in the world do. And she did it better than men. She had a terrific landing, no skater has ever done such landing in any competition, including the Olympic Games.
Anna Sherbakova also did a great quad lutz at the warm up. It’s the merit of coaches and girls who aren’t skared of anything. We need such children. They will light up the horizons which we don’t know today with their talent. Thanks to them and their coaches we see where to go.
Tarasova also shared her opoinion about new “+5,-5” system:
I think this is wrong. Thus, the development of quadruple jumps is slowed down. But it will still happen. And now it’s absolutely wrong to put obstacles on the way of those who aren’t afraid and can jump. After all, quadruple jumps are the human maximum.
by Maria Velichko for sports.ru