Tatiana Tarasova about Sinitsina/Katsalapov’s change of coach:
We’ll wait and see. I think that returning to a coach who has worked with you for a long time, loved you and made you a master is a good thing, a right one. Zhulin always wanted to work with Katsalapov. But others coaches also worked with Nikita professionally. But it’s him, Nikita. He’s a talented guy, but that’s not enough. Talent without diligence is worthless.
There is a question of the psyche, he can give up a performance … He is not predisposed to a monotonous long-term work, his psyche immediately “inflames”. In this respect, they are very alike with Kovtun, just perform in different disciplines.
Katsalapov was everywhere, now he has returned to his home, but everywhere for many years he has been doing the same things. I really feel sorry for him. Today the circle is closed, we will expect a new attitude from this from this very adult boy. Sasha knows him well, therefore I think that Zhulin is Katsalapov’s last berth.
Of course, Sinitsina / Katsalapov are not first pair in Zhulin’s group, not the second. Sasha still has Tiffany Zahorski and Jonathan Guerreiro. He has a main pair who will defend the honor of our homeland at the Olympic Games – Bobrova / Soloviev, and there are all the rest. – Tarasova said.
by Anatoli Samokhvalov rsport.ru
Well, at least these, two are training…..together…and have some plans for next season. Taking into account all the rumours that circulate in Russian ice dance, it’s already a good news)