“In women’s skating, first-second places are quite possible, no matter who goes.” Ilia Averbukh about Olympic Games in Beijing
Ilia Averbukh shared his expectations from the performance of Russian figure skaters at the Olympic Games in Beijing.
Ilia Averbukh: If we are talking about girls, then the first-second places, a repetition of such a result is quite possible, no matter who goes.
This will be a season of tremendous tension. It promises to be very nervous, there will be a million predictions, there will be such a wave-like story.
Almost all leaders train in Eteri Tutberidze’s group, they see each other, they urge each other, it is possible that they will bring themselves to an even higher level in this way.
About Elizaveta Tuktamysheva’s prospects
Ilia Averbukh: I saw Liza preparing, it seems to me that she is very well set up for the season and she is in good and fighting shape. I think that Alexei Mishin is a great strategist, who brings his athletes to competitions very well. But it will be difficult, she will need to keep her triple axel, then she will be competitive
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