Alexander Zhulin: “Why wouldn’t Papadakis and Cizeron set a new record at competitions without Russian athletes? World Championships without Russians is a real circus!”
Alexander Zhulin told that he does not watch the World Figure Skating Championships, which takes place in French Montpellier, due to the lack of Russian athletes.
Alexander Zhulin: Why wouldn’t Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron set a new world record at a competitions without Russian athletes? The World Championships without Russians is a real circus! I don’t watch the World Championships on principle. I’m now in Saransk and just yesterday I was watching a jumping competitions at the Channel One Cup. Our girls jumped so many quadruple jumps there that others won’t be able to jump at the World Championships in 30 years.
To ban Russians from all competitions – it looks very stupid. Politics is politics, but why ban everything? So, on principle, I will not watch the World Championships until we are allowed to compete.
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Ridiculous comments. Your team of Vicky and Nicky should not have even been on the Olympic podium let alone be world champions and many think that. Stepanova and Bukin were superior to your inferior team. Make no mistake the French team rightfully deserve their place and marks- I’m not French by the way.
I suppose noone at all care about whether he saw the championship or not… I personally enjoyed World championship and such comments on this site are quite useless
Stupidly arrogant. Papadakis/Cizeron are heads and shoulders above Vicky/Nicky.
This guy is seriously an idiot.
Papadakis/Cizeron would have skaed WR wuth RUS dancers presenr.
It already happened before.
Did he not see them break records against Vicky/Nicky?