Alexei Mishin: Tuktamysheva won’t skate in Boston
After Anna Pogorilaya performed not very successful at European Championships her position in the team was not secure. If another girl shows some good skating at Russian Cup Final she probably can have a chance to replace Pogorilaya for the Worlds. Many thought that it could be Tuktamysheva. But Alexei Mishin told that Elizaveta Tuktamysheva won’t participate in World Championships 2016 in Boston. And explained why:
Obviously, Evgenia Medvedeva and Elena Radionova will go to Boston but Anna Pogorilaya can be under question? Or not?
Mishin: I can say that Elizaveta Tuktamysheva definitely won’t participate at World Championships, because we have some other plans.
Mishin: Liza is included into the line-up of team Europe for the Team Challenge Cup, which will take place in April. She will be the first number of the continental team. The competition will take place at USA.
In your opinion, whether it necessary to search the replacement for Pogorilaya for the World Championships, or her performance at the European Championships, where she won the bronze medal, will quite satisfied for coaches?
Mishin: I believe that that to the World Championships should go the same trio, that participated at the continental tournament. They have been selected fairly, and are worthy to take part in the main competition of the season. I think that now the selection was quite civilized and correct. At the coaching council, in which I took part before the European Championships, no substitutions were discussed.
the source: sportsdaily.ru
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