Ekaterina Bobrova: “I have immense respect for Ilia Malinin but I want him to develop a second mark. I want him to come closer to the title of figure skating king.”
Translation of Ekaterina Bobrova’s comments about Ilia Malinin.
original source: Hod Konkom (Skate Move -ed.) youtube channel
Former ice dancer Ekaterina Bobrova shared her thoughts on Ilia Malinin in a podcast for Championat. Here’s a translation.
“I have immense respect for Ilia Malinin, I love and admire him, but… Kagiyamas takes the ice, Shoma Uno takes the ice and skates. Malinin takes the ice, and you can clearly see the difference in the foot work, knee work, and overall movement. It’s visible to the naked eye.
People ask, ‘What should he do then?’ Work. I want him to develop a second mark; I want him to come closer to the title of figure skating king,” said the Olympic champion in the team Ekaterina Bobrova.
“You formulated it very clearly; it was indeed noticeable. But it cannot be said that he is someone who does not master skating. He knows how to skate, and he has the skills.
He lacks the smoothness and artistic movement that the Japanese skaters have, the showmanship and energy that Adam Siao Him Fa shows, but he has a different kind of energy,” added commentator Andrei Zhurankov.
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