Alexei Zheleznyakov: “Let’s be objective, Anya Shcherbakova was head and shoulders ahead Muravieva in skating, in emotions, in everything.”
Choreographer of Tutberidze’s group Alexei Zheleznyakov also took a word commenting the situation with the change in scores of Sofia Muravieva in the short program at the Russian Nationals and Yana Rudkovskaya’s comments.
Alexei Zheleznyakov: It’s funny, Yana Rudkovskaya is the main expert in the world of figure skating. She is a technical specialist, a judge, and everything else. Even Evgeni Plushenko remained silent and did not comment on the situation. But Yana Rudkovskaya is a one-man band. It’s funny to watch it all.
There are technical rules, certain regulations: a mistake was made and recorded. The judges and the Federation understood that there would be a scandal if there was no evidence that this mistake was made. They understand the level of responsibility of the whole situation and understand how it should be according to the rules.
Yes, Eduard Aksenov filled in a protest – and it is right that he did it. Rules are rules. Why should we ignore them? The same situations have already happened at other events, people were swapped on the podium. What Yana Rudkovskaya says about lawyers sounds silly and funny.
Let’s be objective, Anya Shcherbakova, although she is my student, was head and shoulders ahead Muravieva in skating, in emotions, in everything. It was great skating in the short program. The situation is ordinary, it is a provable technical error, in which neither Tutberidze, nor Plushenko, nor Muravyova, nor Shcherbakova are to blame.
The judges missed at one point. Then, when a protest was filled in, as I understand it, they reviewed everything and realized that there was a technical error, that according to the regulations, thay should deduct one point. Everything is according to the rules, everything is fair. I will ask the fans not to look for conspiracy.
“They took away her second place, apparently, they really needed this one point!” Yana Rudkovskaya about changes in the protocols of Sofia Muravieva