Ilia Averbukh: “Each of our girls has her own army of fans. And when you start naming them, the fans notice who you named first and you immediately become an enemy to everyone else.”
Choreographer Ilia Averbukh shared his opinion about the fans of Russian figure skaters.
Ilia Averbukh: Our team performed brilliantly in Beijing 2022. Of course, our amazing girls now in the head of figure skating. I know that each of them has her own army of fans. As soon as you just start naming them, the fans notice who you named first and you immediately become an enemy to everyone else.
The people are just so categorically … I don’t even know how to call all three at once. Four actually. Well, I said three: “He didn’t name someone, he changed his opinion”. No need to guess here … We are really support everyone.
The team performed brilliantly, as a team we took gold in Beijing. We have fantastic girls. In order of places: Anna Shcherbakova, Alexandra Trusova, Kamila Valieva and Liza Tuktamysheva, those who did not make it to the Olympics. We have a golden galaxy. Everyone skated absolutely great.
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