Alena Kostornaia tries to perform her FP in the style of Patrick Chan

Posted on 2021-09-12 • No comments yet


Alena Kostornaia about her performance in the free program at the Russian test skates 2021 where she forgot steps in the step sequence.


photo by Denis Gladkov / tele-sport

Alena Kostornaia: It’s hard to say what it feels like. I had thoughts whether to go on the second triple axel or not, maybe I need to show the program well. There were all thoughts about the end of the program.

The coaches were rather not shocked, but laughed when I forgot the steps sequence. I wanted to fix it all, but it only turned out worse. This is a passing stage, it shows that it is worth paying attention not only to jumps, but also to all elements of the program.

I’m trying to recall how Patrick Chan conveyed this music to the audience. I’m trying to imitate him. I would like my programs to be remembered, to be different, to be a benchmark at some stage.

Also Alena’s conversation with the coaches after the free program in Chelyabinsk got into Channel One broadcast.

Alena Kostornaia: “I forgot.”

Eteri Tutberidze: “Why are you looking at us like a child “Tell me what to do?” We are not a creeping line. “

Daniil Gleikhengauz: “Yes, how can we help?”

Eteri Tutberidze: “With such axel, Alain, you need a second axel. You didn’t even plan that.”


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