Alexei Mishin: “The isolation of our skaters from the rest of the world is certainly negative, but not fatal.”
Alexei Mishin told what his group is doing in isolation.
source: bookmaker-ratings.by dd. 10th March 2022 by Anton Volkov
Alexei Mishin: For now, we live as in the situation from the song: “Dark night, only bullets whistle across the steppe…” We don’t know what will happen next. We’ll practice, what else can we do? I can’t do anything else, so I will work as a coach.
How long can a high-level athlete stay in shape in isolation and without the usual competition? For a long time. The lack of competition from foreign competitors does not hurt us much. Two or three stars will now leave, and the rest of them are of the same level. It’s about men’s single skating.
The boy took eighth place at the Beijing Olympics. Is it good or bad? On the one hand, it is bad that he is not a champion. On the other hand, there are only seven skaters ahead of him. The leaders will leave – the fifth place will be already close. The rest of the guys move forward. The hegemony of the elderly is collapsing in sports in an instant.
The isolation of our skaters from the rest of the world is certainly negative, but not fatal. When Russian gladiators are released again onto the international arena, already with an open visor, they will show their strength.
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