Elizaveta Tuktamysheva: “I would very much like to skate the program with a quadruple for personal achievement. But I’m afraid it won’t be this season.”

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Elizaveta Tuktamysheva about her preparation and performance at the Rostelecom Cup 2021.

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Comments after the short program

Elizaveta Tuktamysheva: Today I’m also pleased with my performance. I really enjoyed it. There was such a warm support, such a warm welcome from the audience for all the girls. I felt it very much. When there’s such an arena, such an energy, it is always a pleasure to perform. We’ll check it tomorrow, today it’s just a short program. I am in a good mood, although I got a little sick a week ago, it interfered my preparation.

What did you work on after the Grand Prix in Canada?

Elizaveta Tuktamysheva: After Canada, I got sick (laughs). In principle, we worked, as usual, on everything we could, improving every element. The task was to recover well, not to lose shape, because it is difficult to go on maximum all the time. It is important to build the training process correctly so that you are in good shape at the competitions. We are trying to control this. We made the free program a little more difficult. We added a triple-triple combination, worked on this part of the program. The break was not long enough to do something bigger.

How did you manage to get together after a not entirely successful morning workout and being late for it?

Elizaveta Tuktamysheva: It was not so – I deliberately came a little later to prepare for my starting order in training. Because if I had come earlier, I would have had to skate longer. At competitions I try to structure my workout like this – warm up and make the run-through of the program. At the end of the workout, it wasn’t that something went wrong, I just started to fall because I caught a cold. These are the consequences of the illness, because it is very important to have muscular endurance. Now in the evening I was in good shape, energized, but when I skated the program in training, I did not have enough muscle tone and strength, I began to fall, although I no longer pop the jumps. Therefore, I was in a good mood, I talked to the coaches. This is a usual situation that occurs after a break. Hope tomorrow will be better. We try to get the optimal shape as quickly as possible.

What would you say to your fans, in particular in Japan?

Elizaveta Tuktamysheva: I’m sending my warm greetings to all fans, figure skating fans. Thank you for watching, worrying, writing messages. It’s a pleasure to read, and it’s always a pleasure to perform in Japan. I hope to see you sometime.

source: sport-express.ru by Anastasiia Pletneva

About the free program

Elizaveta Tuktamysheva: I am happy because, first of all, I succeeded in my goal – to qualify for the Grand Prix Final. This is a prestigious competition, I am extremely happy. It turned out not so sparkling performance, because my legs were tired, I fought for the elements, it was obvious. There was no wow effect, but in the second part it got better. In general, positive emotions. I try to gain confidence from competitions to competitions.

I was very worried when my temperature rose. I was very worried while I was waiting for the test. Thank God it was negative. The temperature dropped quickly. There was enough time before the Grand Prix. But I haven’t fully recovered. Therefore, today it was more difficult for me. But all is well that ends well.

Alexei Nikolaevich (Mishin) teaches me a lot of lessons on life and figure skating, our union is very strong. He always believed in me, and trust is the most important thing. And I try to do my best as a gratitude to him. Thank you very much, thank you to my team. I want to give it in return all the best that I can do.

Now I’m focusing on the stability and quality of the elements. I would very much like to skate the program with a quadruple for personal achievement. But I’m afraid it won’t be this season. This season it’s necessary to do, no to try.

source: sport-express.ru by Anastasiia Pletneva


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