“But because he is an American, I don’t think it’s worthy of our discussion now. It’s not right. I love my country and I believe that our skaters are still the best.” Irina Slutskaya about Ilia Malinin’s quad axel
Tranlsation of Irina Slutskaya’s comment about Ilia Malinin’s quad axel.
original source: Championat
Two-time Olympic medalist and two-time world champion in women’s single figure skating, Irina Slutskaya, declined to comment on American figure skater Ilia Malinin’s quadruple axel in an interview with Championat.
“Irina Slutskaya: Ilia is the son of Tania Malinina, with whom we once communicated very well and were friends. But because he is an American, I don’t think it is worthy of our discussion now. It’s not right. I love my country very much and I believe that our skaters are still the best no matter what. They are still the best,” Slutskaya said in an interview with “Championat.”
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