Ilia Averbukh: I don’t like Orser’s comments
Who missed Averbukh priceless opinion? This time he seems to be offended) Ilia Averbukh about Medvedeva’s change of coach.
We all loose from Tutberidze and Medvedeva’s break up. Their tandem gave us Medvedeva’s great victories, revealed Eteri’s talent even more. But Eteri and Zhenya are very ambitious girls. I’m sure that this situation will motivate Tutberidze in work with her group.
It will also strongly motivate Zhenya, who wants to prove something in her independent work. Perhaps, this will lead both parties to a new development in their careers. There is nothing more motivating in sport than proving one’s rightness through diligence. – Averbukh said
He also sent his “best wishes” to Brian Orser:
I don’t like Orser’s comments, who starts to give comments using a political background. That poor Zhenya did not have the right to vote, that she was so unhappy following only the directions of the coach. I have been the choreographer of Medvedeva’s programs for four years, so I’ll see what he will do as a choreographer. Zhenya was always engaged in choreographing, her opinion always influenced the program. If Orser wants to raise the topic once again, that the Russians are robots and they in Canada are so free, then I would answer him like this. You need to start your work with a respectful statement about Zhenya’s previous coach and all the choreographers with whom she worked. Because they have a long long way to grow to the level of Medvedeva’s programs. – Averbukh added
Evgenia Medvedeva: This was the only possible option for both of us to continue to work honestly.