Alexandra Trusova about Ilia Malinin’s 4-4 attempt: “I was impressed. Too bad he jumped it ahead of me.”
Kamila Valieva, Anna Shcherbakova and Alexandra Trusova about Ilia Malinin’s 4-4 attempt.
source: sports.ru by Maiia Bagryantseva
Kamila Valieva: I’m delighted that Malinin did such a combination for the first time. There were thoughts to try, but I’ll leave it for the end of the season. It’s traumatic, but very interesting.
I tried only from a waltz jump, and on ice only from a triple and only once. The coaches stopped and said that it was necessary to postpone it for a while, for the times after important competitions.
Anna Shcherbakova: It is interesting to follow him, in general they had interesting competitions. Ilia showed himself powerfully already in the short program (at the US Nationals).
What athletes sometimes post on social media is not always worth putting into the program because of the points, but it’s incredible to watch.
Alexandra Trusova: I was impressed by Malinin even before that, with other combinations – especially with a loop, I have not seen this before. I tried 4-4, but with a lutz. Too bad he jumped it ahead of me.
Tatiana Tarasova: “All three of our girls are great. But best of all are the coaches who prepared them.”