Evgeni Plushenko: “I adhere to the training system of Alexei Nikolaevich Mishin and I don’t want to change anything there”
Evgeni Plushenko about coaching system and Anastasia Zinina’s result at the Junior Grand Prix in Krasnoyarsk (2nd place).
At the unior Grand Prix in Krasnoyarsk Sofia Akatieva took first place (233.08), Anastasia Zinina (206.20) – second place and Sofia Muravyeva (202.39)- third place.
Evgeni Plushenko: I would grade Nastya’s short program as C. And not even because she over rotated the double axel, went into the triple, because now we are working on the triple axel and quadruple salchow – I’m talking about the general picture of how she skated. Spins, choreography, emotions, which are very important, and Nastya can do more.
In the free program, the first quadruple was performed perfectly. For the second one it was possible and necessary to fight. But there are moments, I would not like to tell everything, but now we will change the training system a little. I have thoughts on what we will work on next, how we will work further. But this is the first international competitions for Nastya and, in principle, she coped on B.
She is a good girl, good athlete. I like her for her efficiency, how she works. When Nastya came to me in the summer, I watched her workouts, the system was completely different and in general a different training process.
I have to change this, because I still adhere to the system of Alexei Nikolaevich Mishin – I worked with him for 20 years. And I don’t want to change anything in this system. Yes, I’m making some adjustments of my own. This is fine. It should be so. But the training system, all the exercises, interaction with the coach – I build all this the way Mishin had. At first, for the guys who come to us from other schools, this is unusual. But we succeed. A good team is being formed. And now we need to work hard further.
What the Russian girls showed at this Grand Prix is great. Samodelkina gave excellent performance.
I have girls, we also work, we try. But here is an important point that they are 13-14 years old, and you need to build training very competently so as not to harm their health.
The fact that our girls skate programs with such a content is great. It is fantastic. This is growth. Akatieva did great. Perfect triple axel and quadruple jumps. We look at our rivals and also work. You can’t stop, you need to move forward.
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