Eteri Tutberidze: “It seems to me that there is some kind of gap in pair skating. Unfortunately, for some reason they jump badly.”

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Eteri Tutberidze said that it would be interesting for her to work in pair skating.


Is it true that you are starting to work in pair skating?

Eteri Tutberidze: It is interesting. It seems to me that there is some kind of gap in this discipline. I see that pair skaters, unfortunately, for some reason jump badly. Of course, they spend a lot of time on pair elements, but if they are properly supported, they will jump better.

And I don’t always like their programs. It seems to me that time has gone ahead a little, but some pairs remained.

And Tatiana Tarasova’s opinion about Eteri Tutberidze prospects in working with pairs.


Tatiana Tarasova: It is very interesting. It seems to me that Eteri Georgievna, having such a pedagogical and coaching talent, can afford to do what she wants. She should succeed, because she is a very talented and versatile person. I wish Eteri Georgievna only success!

At the very beginning of my coaching career, I was working with pairs and then switched to ice dance – this discipline was just being created and it was necessary to get acquainted with it. Then I began to train singles and always got great pleasure from work. If I wanted to try new things and I understood that I could achieve a result, I always “harnessed” myself into this business and trained. By the way, quite successfully: both in pair skating, ice dances and single skating”


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