Gleb Smolkin: “No more questions about Kamila Valieva. Diana won’t speak. She can talk, but not to you and not to these questions.”
Gleb Smolkin, who competes in ice dance with Diana Davis, about their performance in rhythm dance at the Beijing Olympics.
Smolkin and Davis scored 71.66 points and are currently in the 14th place
Gleb Smolkin: We hoped that we would be able to set ourselves up as usual, as for any competition. At the moment, we can say that we managed to do that, there was no extra excitement. I think it was our best rhythm dance of the season. We have not seen the video how it looked in the recording, we have not seen the protocols yet.
The points are not the maximum, we have already scored higher, but we understand that this is the Olympic Games – our first such competition. Why is Diana silent? Diana analyzes performance.
It’s amazing that we managed to qualify here and our young pair has the opportunity to compete at the Olympic Games, to represent our country. We are happy, looking forward to show tango, it can give us safety margine for the future.
We flew together with everyone, we initially set ourselves up for individual competitions. Got a chance to cheer [for the team], the Olympics are the Olympics, an amazing event.
The Match TV channel also reported that American journalists asked the skater questions about doping and Kamila Valieva.
Gleb Smolkin: I’ve said it three times already. No more questions about Kamila Valieva. She is a wonderful, wonderful skater, she has a great future. It doesn’t matter what happened. I don’t have any thoughts on this. We are done with this topic.
[In response to a request for Diana to speak]: No, she won’t. She can talk, but not to you and not to these questions.
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