Eteri Tutberidze: The girls has gone through the path of samurai
Short comment from the iron lady of Russian figure skating Eteri Tutberidze:
Zhenya has been almost invincible for two seasons, but the situation with injury and illness weakened her, and everything changed at once. I would also like to thank FFKKR (Federation of figure skating in Russia), which has done everything possible to help to walk this path of samurai, solving our problems every year, every day.
All I can do myself is just go there, on the ice and coach. But the result consists of a huge number of components. If the people who support us are not there, we will not achieve anything. I make this result together with other coaches – Sergei Dudakov, Daniel Gleyhengauz. I want to add that we don’t start preparing to the next Olympics now, this work began four years ago.
I especially loved the last phrase.