“I said ‘Yes’ right away because I had long understood that he was the one” Georgi Kunitsa proposed to Alena Kostornaia
Georgi Kunitsa proposed to Alena Kostornaia and she said “Yes”. Short interview with the couple.
Russian figure skater Georgi Kunitsa shared how he proposed to Alena Kostornaia.
“Gosha, what role did my pressure play? In our interview on the YouTube channel ‘Bez Vody’ (Without Water), I asked if you would propose to Alena,” reminded Alla Shishkina, a sports columnist for Sport-Express and three-time Olympic champion in synchronized swimming.
Georgi Kunitsa: There was no pressure from you because by then (in April), I had already purchased the rings and planned everything in advance
When did you decide to propose?
Georgi Kunitsa: A couple of months ago.
Why did you choose a hot air balloon?
Georgi Kunitsa: I like to approach everything creatively. It seemed to me that this option was very romantic and unusual. Not in Paris, on the Eiffel Tower, but on a hot air balloon.
Weren’t you afraid of hearing ‘no’?
Georgi Kunitsa: I was afraid. I was very nervous.
Alena Kostornaia shared with Sport-Express about the proposal from Georgi Kunitsa.
How exactly did Gosha propose?
Alena Kostornaia: It was beautiful — on a hot air balloon.
Did you expect it? Did you say ‘yes’ right away?
Alena Kostornaia: I started suspecting something when Gosha began running away from me so that I wouldn’t look into his bag. I used to always put my phone in there, but this time I asked why he took it. I said ‘yes’ right away because I had long understood that he was the one and I definitely wouldn’t change my mind.
What were your emotions?
Alena Kostornaia: I was in shock and filled with joy. I was a bit stunned but didn’t cry.
Alexandra Trusova: “Sometimes you could say to Tutberidze, “Shall we clean up?” That meant we would just jump according to the task the whole day and then skate the short program.”