Interviews

Aleksandra Boikova and Dmitri Kozlovskii: “There are days when we get tired of the program. But we don’t have the right to pay attention to it. We have a job, an obligations to the partner, coach, and federation.”

Posted on 2024-02-26 • No comments yet

Translation of Aleksandra Boikova's and Dmitri Kozlovskii's comments about the level of pair skating in the world, [...]

Aleksandr Galliamov: “Dear Mr. Thomas Bach! Please tell me, what does the idiomatic expression ‘An Olympic medal is forever’ mean.”

Posted on 2024-02-25 • 1 comment

Aleksandr Galliamov appealed to the head of the IOC with a question about Olympic medals. original source: [...]

“Tutberidze has already entered the history of Russian and world figure skating. Before her, few could have imagined that girls could jump triple axels and quads.”

Posted on 2024-02-24 • 1 comment

Translation of Valentin Piseev's words about Eteri Tutberidze dedicated to her 50th Birthday. original source: [...]

“We want to do our best while taking advantage of our geographical advantage.” Misato Komatsubara and Tim Koleto about upcoming Worlds in Montreal

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Translation of Misato Komatsubara's and Tim Koleto's comments about their performance at the Four Continents [...]

“Again, under what conditions? Of course, I will not say anything, go against my country, against the president.” Artem Kovalev on the competing in a neutral status

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Translation of Artem Kovalev's comments about motivation to continue skating and possible participation in the [...]

Aleksandr Galliamov: “After the news about Olympic team mdals, we had a conversation with our entire Olympic team. We all discussed how it happened and so on. Valieva was also there.”

Posted on 2024-02-23 • No comments yet

Translation of Aleksandr Galliamov's comments about post Olympic season, CAS decision on Valieva's doping case and [...]

Eteri Tutberidze: “There are many fans, anti-fans. They love to criticize me. I have an expression: to all criticism…(the words were censored).”

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Translation of Eteri Tutberidze's comments about criticism. original source: "Friday" TV channel View [...]

“The unknown is still slightly scary, and the first step after such a long break is scary, but very necessary.” Eva-Lotta Kiibus about returning to competitions after an injury

Posted on 2024-02-22 • No comments yet

Translation of Eva-Lotta Kiibus comments about returning to competitions after an injury. original source: [...]

Niina Petrokina: “I’m grateful that I was able to return so quickly. However my leg has not fully recovered yet, I still cannot perform jumps from my left leg.”

Posted on 2024-02-21 • No comments yet

Translation of Niina Petrokina about returning to competitions after an injury. original sources: sport.err.ee dd. [...]

Ilia Averbukh: “Adelina Sotnikova has forever opened the page of Olympic victories for us. After that, our girls do not give away Olympic gold to anyone.”

Posted on 2024-02-20 • 4 comments

Translation of Ilia Averbukh's comments about Adelina Sotnikova's victory at the Sochi Olympics. original source: [...]

Alena Kostornaia: “Raising the age minimum gives adult girls a chance to live. They don’t need to chase after quadruples, they need to skate beautifully and cleanly.”

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Translation of Alena Kostornaia's comments about age minimum in women's single skating. original source: Lyasan [...]

“It might be hard for everyone to imagine, but in a way, I felt a sense of accomplishment like ‘I won the Olympics’ (laughs). I practiced like crazy and was able to achieve it.” Yuzuru Hanyu on his solo tour

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Yuzuru Hanyu concluded his first solo tour performance, "Yuzuru Hanyu ICE STORY 2nd 'RE_PRAY' TOUR," and gave some [...]

“It was difficult to overcome my fear and get back on a competition ice. Not everything turned out perfectly, but I’m satisfied with the results.” Niina Petrokina about returning to competitions after an injury

Posted on 2024-02-19 • 1 comment

Estonian single skater Niina Petrokina is returning to the competitions after an injury. original source: [...]

Alena Kostornaia: “When I broke my arm before the Nationals in the Olympic season, they told me in the Tutberidze’s group that I should have asked for permission to put on the cast.”

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Translation of Alena Kostornaia's comments about leaving Tutberidze's group fir the second time. original source: [...]

“Why is an American journalist worse than a Russian one? I know a lot of journalists from all over the world and I’m happy to talk with them.” Tamara Moskvina about her interview to The Skating Lesson

Posted on 2024-02-18 • 1 comment

Translation of Tamara Moskvina's comments about communicating with foreign journalists. original source: [...]

Daisuke Takahashi: “It’s been 30 years since I started skating. Even after 30 years, being able to challenge myself with new things, I truly feel fortunate.”

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Translation of Daisuke Takahashi's comments about 30 years of skating. original source: Instagram View [...]

Dmitri Aliev: “We have the same participants from competitions to competitions. It really motivated me when I was competing with Javier Fernandez at Europeans…Here, all competitions are the same for me.”

Posted on 2024-02-17 • 1 comment

Translation of Dmitri Aiev's comments about his performance at the Spartakiad and struggles with [...]

Hannah Lim and Ye Quan: “We was a bit nervous at the beginning of the season, thinking, “We won’t be able to perform “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg” as well as Tessa and Scott,” but we’re doing quite well.”

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Translation of the Hannah Lim and Ye Quan’s comments about their dances and possible comparison with [...]

Anna Shcherbakova: “In life, I’m very absent-minded. At the World Championships, I forgot my performance dress in the hotel before the free program.”

Posted on 2024-02-16 • No comments yet
Anna Shcherbakova

Translation of Anna Shcherbakova's comments about her absent-mindedness. original source: VK View this [...]

Hannah Lim and Ye Quan: “When we were juniors, we focused more on skating faster and performing stronger programs. Now, we focus more on the feeling of skating together.”

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Translation of the Hannah Lim and Ye Quan’s comments about their first full senior season and goals for [...]

Riku Miura and Ryuichi Kihara: “We’re like two halves of a whole. Being able to skate together is truly a blessing”

Posted on 2024-02-14 • No comments yet

Translation of Riku Miura's and Ryuichi Kihara's comments about returning to competitions after the [...]

Anton Sikharulidze: “We haven’t lost any of the leaders, no one has run to other federations. Diana Davis? They have a very unique situation, everything related to her life is not connected with Russia.”

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Translation of Anton Sikharulidze's comments about Russian skaters switching their sports citizenship. original [...]

Daisuke Takahashi: “In competition, things like quads stand out, but even if you can’t do jumps, figure skating has many moments that can move people.”

Posted on 2024-02-13 • No comments yet

Translation of Daisuke Takahashi's comments about producing a show and motivating young skaters to realize that figure [...]

“I always feared Eteri Georgievna’s gaze, but she’s actually a very good person, cheerful, with a good sense of humor.” Andrei Mozalev about switching to Tutberidze’s group.

Posted on 2024-02-12 • No comments yet

Translation of the interview with Andrei Mozalev about his decision to switch to Tutberidze's group. original [...]