Alexei Mishin: “No one will perform a quadruple axel during my lifetime”
Alexei Mishin said that during his lifetime no one will perform a quadruple axel. Mishin also told that Russian men’s single skating should reach the level of Olympic champions after the Olympic Games in 2022.
About quad axel
Alexei Mishin: I’m consulting one outstanding skater who is planning to do a jump with 4.5 rotations (quad axel). With the current level of development of a human’s physical qualities, I think that during my lifetime no one will do a quad axel well.
According to Alexei Mishin, Russian men’s single skating should reach the level of Olympic champions of Evgeni Plushenko, Alexei Yagudin, Alexei Urmanov after the Olympic Games in 2022.
Alexei Mishin: Nowadays women’s single skating is perhaps the most striking phenomenon in Russian and world figure skating. The whole world is doing single skating, thousands, maybe millions. Now is a historical moment, when our men’s skating is not at its peak, the upcoming Olympic Games will complete a four-year period, but there will be new four-year period after. We need to think about this Olympic cycle as a start to a new one, in which our men’s skating, our St. Petersburg school takes a significant place, also reaching a higher level. The level of Urmanov, Yagudin, Plushenko, (World Championship medalist Artur) Gachinsky. And we are striving for this.
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