Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov didn’t convince the federation to put them into the Olympic team event
Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov won’t skate in the Olympic team event.
source: Channel One, text version sports.ru
Tarasova Morozov won’t skate in the team event, and now that’s for sure.
The coach of the pair Maxim Trankov told this in the air of Channel One. According to him, today pair skated their short program in front of the representatives of the federation, but didn’t manage to convince them.
Maxim Trankov: At the moment, Tarasova and Morozov are super ready. We still kept in mind the possibility – even if it’s scanty – of participating in a team event. But the collective decision of the federation was to leave us without this competition.
Maxim Trankov: It is not known with all the tests and with everything else – anything can happen. But we are ready. Today, the guys did a clean short program in front of the federation, but did not convince them.
We were ready for this, because the guys themselves at the Russian Nationals gave reason to doubt their short program. But still, we hoped that they would consider our experience and gradual improvment this season – the guys are improving from competitions to competitions and they are in good shape. I hope we’ll manage to keep it.
In other countries, the second numbers mainly skate the short program. Well, apparently, so that no one was offended. Of course, if we talk at the moment – about competitions and about face-to-face meetings – indeed Mishina and Galliamov are the leaders of our team and, undoubtedly, are the number one pair.