Interviews

“We were upset that there would be no Russian girls. We expected that with a strengthened short program we would try to compete with them.” Yulia Kuznetsova, coach of World Junior Champion Isabeau Levito

Posted on 2022-05-13 • 1 comment

Interview with Yulia Kuznetsova, coach of World Junior Champion Isabeau Levito. About about Isabeau's path to gold, [...]

“And did Zhou won gold medals to say that? The Americans are simply insolent!” Tarasova about Vincent Zhou words that team US should get Olympic team

Posted on 2022-05-12 • 3 comments

Russians commented on the words of the American figure skater Vincent Zhou that the US team should receive a team gold [...]

Ilia Averbukh: “If another pair appears now, like Papadakis / Cizeron, they won’t win. Pair who has a concise story without excessive emotions will take a lead now.”

Posted on 2022-05-11 • 1 comment

Ilia Averbukh told why he likes to choreograph programs for single skaters and share his thoughts who will set trends [...]

“Tutberidze is enemy number one for the entire American figure skating community.” Tarasova, Zhulin, Laishev on criticism against Eteri Tutberidze for visiting Boston

Posted on 2022-05-10 • 10 comments

Tatiana Tarasova, Alexander Zhulin and Renat Laishev commented on criticism from the United States against Eteri [...]

“I didn’t think it would be that hard. For some reason, I wasn’t destined to go to this Olympics. So, I’ll prepare for the next one.” interview with Georgian skater Alina Urushadze

Posted on 2022-05-09 • No comments yet

Interview with. About not getting to the Olympics, unique coaching approach of Svetlana Sokolovskaya, skating idols [...]

“Absolutely clean, high quality and technically competent. Well done!” Coaches on Elizaveta Tuktamysheva’s quad attempt

Posted on 2022-05-08 • 2 comments

Coaches commented on Elizaveta Tuktamysheva's attempt of quad toe loop. View this post on Instagram [...]

Stepanova and Bukin: “No matter how much we want to compete with the best, we still understand that there’s a pair that no one can compete with – these’re Papadakis and Cizeron.”

Posted on 2022-05-07 • 1 comment

Alexandra Stepanova and Ivan Bukin summed up the results of the season and shared their impressions of participating [...]

Boikova and Kozlovskii: “We wanted to continue Scot Moir’s tradition of jumping on the boards at the Olympics.”

Posted on 2022-05-06 • No comments yet

Interview with Aleksandra Boikova and Dmitrii Kozlovskii. The guys summed up the results of the season, told about the [...]

“We had no other choice” Sara Hurtado and Kirill Khaliavin left the group of Russian coach Alexander Zhulin

Posted on 2022-05-05 • No comments yet

Sara Hurtado and Kirill Khaliavin left the group of Russian coach Alexander Zhulin. View this post on [...]

“I brought a happy person from the Olympics, and for me it’s very important.” Svetlana Sokolovskaya, coach of Mark Kondratiuk

Posted on 2022-05-04 • No comments yet

Interview with Svetlana Sokolovskaya, coach of MArk Kondratiuk. Why individual competitions turned out worse for Mark [...]

Sofia Samodurova: “Summing up my career, it was successful. I couldn’t dream about becoming European champion even in the season when it happened. I was lucky.”

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European Champion 2019 Sofia Samodurova about the decision to end her sports career, how she came to it, what she [...]

“Coaches can’t control an athlete 24 hours a day, so it’s wrong to say that it’s their fault.” Gurgen Vardanjan head of Hungarian Figure skating federation about Valieva’s doping case

Posted on 2022-05-03 • No comments yet

Interview with Gurgen Vardanjan, coach and sports director of Hungarian Figure skating federation. About Trusova, [...]

Tatiana Tarasova: “At the moment we can compete only with ourselves. We can hold only such competitions as Russian Nationals and Russian Cup. But these competitions are quite bright!”

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Tatiana Tarasova about proposition of Ilia Averbukh to hold the so-called match between Russian and Chinese figure [...]

Ilia Averbukh: “Perhaps it makes sense to hold a “match” Russia vs China, because figure skating is strong in China. But I don’t think it can be a replacement of international competitions.”

Posted on 2022-05-02 • 1 comment

Interview with Ilia Averbukh. About Russia's international isolation, the start of coaching and Evgeni Semenenko's [...]

Dmitri Aliev: “I wasn’t ready for the Olympics. I can only say one thing: it’s my own fault that I didn’t go to Beijing.”

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Interview with Dmitri Aliev about Olympic season, motivation and plans for the future. photo [...]

“When I was little, I could not even imagine that I would become European champion” Sofia Samodurova about the decision to end her career

Posted on 2022-05-01 • 2 comments

Sofia Samodurova about the decision to end her career. And also some comments from her coaches and choreographers she [...]

Yana Rudkovskaya: “I think that Trusova is the only capable of breaking the established system that girls from Tutberidze’s group finish with sports at a maximum of 20 years old.”

Posted on 2022-04-30 • 2 comments

Producer Yana Rudkovskaya spoke about the absence of Russian female figure skaters among the nominees for the Forbes [...]

Anastasiia Gubanova: “I was ready for it (decrease in PCS after switching to Georgia). The rating must be earned over the years, nothing will happen right away.

Posted on 2022-04-29 • No comments yet

Interview with Anastasiia Gubanova, former Russian skater who now represents Georgia. About her first season under new [...]

Kamila Valieva: “I want to finally try myself in new artistic images in competitions”

Posted on 2022-04-28 • 2 comments

Kamila Valieva about plans and sports regime. View this post on Instagram A post shared by [...]

“It can only be held among suspended athletes. If competitions are not agreed with the ISU, then foreigners will not be able to participate, they will get banned.” Trankov and Bobrova on possibility for Russians to hold their own Grand Prix

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Maxim Trankov and Ekaterina Bobrova about the possibility for Russians to hold their own Grand Prix. View [...]

Alina Zagitova: “In sports, everything is very clear. To be the best means to be the first.”

Posted on 2022-04-27 • 1 comment

Interview with Alina Zagitova for Cosmopolitan. View this post on Instagram A post shared by [...]

Stepanova and Bukin: “Upon arrival in Beijing, at the airport, Sasha was tested positive for covid again. Thank God, all the following tests were negative.”

Posted on 2022-04-26 • 1 comment

Interview with Alexandra Stepanova and Ivan Bukin. About Olympic season and future plans. View this post on [...]

“The situation is extremely dire. There’s only one alternative left – the Armenian Nationals. But compared to the Worlds this is ridiculous.” Russian coaches about sanctions and cancelation of Rostelecom Cup

Posted on 2022-04-25 • 9 comments
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Russian coaches about ISU sanctions and cancelation of Grand Prix stage in Russia. photo by REUTERS Ilia [...]

Rafael Arutyunyan: “It’s high time to include the quintuple jump in the register of elements. So that everyone knows its value. What if suddenly someone really jumps it in competitions?”

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Interview with Rafael Arutyunyan. About quintuple jumps, Trusova's intention to try them and Malinin's [...]