Alena Kostornaia about switching back to Tutberidze: “I feel it’s where I should be”
Alena Kostornaia shared her impressions of switching back to Tutberidze and performance in her show.
How is the trial period is going, is everything okay?
Alena Kostornaia: Yes, everything is fine.
Does it turn out to get in shape?
Alena Kostornaia: In general, yes. Since I was a substitute for the World Championships, I had to skate the programs.
As a short program I skated “Vivaldi”, as a free, after all, “Twilight”. It was quite good, there were clean solid run-throughs, almost flawless. Maybe there were some small mistakes, but, in general, I was already close to the shape in which I was after the skates after a couple of months of last season.
What are the emotions from the performance?
Alena Kostornaia: I’m glad that I was able to do what I had in mind. Of course, this is a show version, but still I’m glad that I improved a little bit compared to the previous show in terms of choreography and program integrity. I’m glad that I was able to get the crowd going.
Tell us about the program (to Lovely by Billie Eilish – ed).
Alena Kostornaia: The idea of this program is almost similar to what happens in the video: I am in a glass cube, where everything suits me, there is full climate control, snow is falling, rain is falling, some waterfalls – I don’t remember the video clip exactly. I don’t want to go out of there, but at the end of the program I have to break this cube and go out to people.
In some sense, it’s about getting out of your comfort zone?
Alena Kostornaia: Yes.
Can we say that this is about this season for you? Have you ever got out of your comfort zone?
Alena Kostornaia: Quite the contrary, with the transition to “Chrustalny” I got to the comfort zone.
Can we say that you came home?
Alena Kostornaia: We can.
How do you feel when you got into this team again?
Alena Kostornaia: I feel it’s where I should be.
about triple axel
Alena Kostornaia: Sergei Viktorovich wasn’t there (the jumping coach of the Tutberidze group Sergei Dudakov – ed), I still don’t dare to try it without harness. After the jumps, there have already been microtraumas, I would not want to fly out of the training process. I will do everything that depends on me.
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I hope she is genuine in what she says, not because of political need – after all, the trial period ends in May and the 3A, which is one of the two conditions to pass the trial period, is yet to be jumped.
If it’s where she feels the best, than it’s good for her. Her performance at the show was really cool.