“If Khudaiberdieva/Bazin were now at the European Championships, they would have been the third. If there was a Russian judge.” coach Denis Samokhin

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Coach Denis Samokhin believes that Elizaveta Khudaiberdieva and Egor Bazin could have been in the top three at the 2023 European Championships.

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source: Championat

The Italians Charlene Guignard and Marco Fabbri won the event, the British Lilah Fear and Lewis Gibson were the second, the Finns Juulia Turkkila and Matthias Versluis were third. 

Denis Samokhin: My personal opinion is that if we were now at the European Championships, we would definitely be in third place. I’m talking about Liza and Egor.

Yes, the Finns were at home, but if there was a judge from Russia… This is my opinion – maybe this would not have happened. But I look at the level, and what I saw at the European Championships… I don’t see any problems.

Yes, of course, Fear-Gibson is stronger. Especially Gibson. But it’s the queue, the skating experience, and the length of service.

If you go as Papadakis – Cizeron—three heads above the others—but, unfortunately, we are not Papadakis – Cizeron yet, nor are we Vika (Sinitsina) and Nikita (Katsalapov). But we are working on it.


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