Eteri Tutberidze: I would like them all to skate perfectly

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Eteri Tutberidze about performance of Anna Shcherbakova, Alena Kostornaia and Alexandra Trusova at the Russian Nationals and her daughert.

photo by Vladimir Ostapkovich / Ria novosti

Eteri: I would like them all to skate perfectly, to see how much they can score when there are no mistakes, not when you understand that this is not quite the fight that we expected.

Alena lost somewhere these two-three points, Sasha, in fact, did not participate in the fight today. Probably, the three of them take the whole pedestal because they still have a safe margin. That is, these are technical elements, even when they make mistakes on them, the points remain big.

Every day there are some surprises. Something turns out, something doesn’t. Today, Anya’s practice did not go well; Sasha, on the contrary, skated very well in training.

Maybe this gave her too much confidence, Anya was more focused, realizing that the elements didn’t go well, it’s impossible to relax in such a situation.

by dd. December 29th, 2019

I’m not strict. Frankly, probably I can be tough in words. I can punish with a word, it true. But it works. With girls. Boys are a little different.

Can I imagine that I am training my daughter? No, I didn’t succeed. These are emotions.

It seems to me that I scolded her more than other athletes, because I began to educate and train her at the same time. It distracted me.

interview for Channel 1, text version by Maria Velichko for


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