Elizaveta Tuktamysheva: “I’m becoming more and more calm about skipping the Olympics. Perhaps I will never win an Olympic medal. But there’s still hope.”

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Elizaveta Tuktamysheva about on the non-admission of Russian figure skaters to the World Championships. She also told whether or not she dreams about Olympics.

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source: podcast “Nevidimaya sotrona”, text version sports.ru

Elizaveta Tuktamysheva: Of course, there is some sadness about this; if the Russian girls went, then one could count on the highest places.

But this is, again, returning to the dialogue about choice. Of course, now there will be a World Championships, and I could constantly think, “Damn, how so? I could be there now”, and choose to live with this indignation and some kind of resentment that I can’t be there.

But, in general, I have accepted what is happening long ago; I have accepted the situation. I took part in Russian competitions—God blesses, we have a lot of them—and I will watch the World Championships with sincere interest and cheer for my foreign friends so that everyone succeeds.

That is, I choose the path that will be less stressful for me. I am a person who will choose the lesser of two evils and find an optimistic option for myself in any situation.

As I have said many times, I have already missed three Olympics, and I am becoming more and more calm about skipping the Olympics. And, of course, I have many other merits.

I take this more or less calmly: perhaps I will never win an Olympic medal.

But, actually, we have cases when Alena Savchenko, at a mature age—30 or over 30 she was—won her Olympic gold. Carolina Kostner, at 29 or 28 won a bronze medal. That is, there is still hope.

But if this does not happen, I will find an outlet for myself in something else and do what brings me pleasure, and that’s it.


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