“If you feel uncomfortable or feel like you’re not improving – a bouquet of flowers, champagne, thank you. And you’re free to go.” Tamara Moskvina about Boikova/Kozlovskii switching to Tutberidze
Tamara Moskvina about Boikova/Kozlovskii switching to Eteri Tutberidze.
Tamara Moskvina: Sasha and Dima have decided to change their environment. As coaches, we are not offended. When an athlete comes to me, I warn them right away: no one is keeping you here, we work together as long as you like.
If you feel uncomfortable or feel like you’re not improving – a bouquet of flowers, champagne, thank you. And you’re free, just like we are. A teacher doesn’t hold a student back if they want to go to another school, institute, or city.
We are happy that together with Sasha and Dima, we made them the strongest in the country this season, they grew, they have both programs ready, exhibition programs, quadruple ultra-c elements ready, and they delight the audience.
We wish them to continue improving in another team that we respect.
And we are happy to continue preparing Anastasia Mishina, Aleksandr Galliamov, and other future stars for their next victories, to the delight of figure skating fans.
Me and other high-level coaches have always tried to create a competitive and friendly environment in the group. This is evident by the example of all the coaches of the national team.
For many years, I have been able to maintain this environment, and pairs from our group, competing with each other, have reached the podiums of honor at the Olympic Games.
Aleksandra Boikova and Dmitrii Kozlovskii have switched to the group of Eteri Tutberidze