Alexei Zheleznyakov: “Trusova run away from the Nationals. What fever? She was scared of the competition, she’s just not in good physical shape, and that’s all.”
The choreographer of the group Eteri Tutberidze Alexei Zheleznyakov commented on the performance of Kamila Valieva at the Russian Nationals and spoke about the withdrawal of Alexandra Trusova from the competitions.
Alexei Zheleznyakov: Millions of girls see themselves in Kamila. Now she is growing and turning into a woman.
At the same time, she is not like Sasha Trusova; she didn’t run away from the Nationals. I think it is true – Alexandra gave up. What fever? I am begging you. Let’s be honest. I don’t believe the story about feeling ill because of a fever. I think Alexandra was scared of the competition, she’s just not in good physical shape, and that’s all.
Kamila is my hero! She was under pressure because of Olympic affairs, but she did not break. She trains and works. Good girl! Glory didn’t break her. He comes to my lessons and dances with full strength.
When you perform at the international level and hundreds of thousands of people place their hopes in you and the burden of responsibility on you, you must not let them down. At the same time, you are in a transitional age. You gain weight from water when you don’t eat anything but still put on weight. This is terrible!
Over the 15 years of my work, I have brought up several generations, and what fascinates me about Valieva is that she never gives up! She is a shining diamond.
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