Kiira Korpi, Elene Gedevanishvili and Kaitlyn Weaver about the future of young Russian stars in ladies’ single skating [video]
In case you haven’t seen this, I really recommend watching this video. It’s in English.
Russian journalist Dmitri Kuznetsov talked with Kiira Korpi, Elene Gedevanishvili and Kaitlyn Weaver about Eteri Tutberidze, Trusova, Shcherbakova and Kostornaia trio, development of figure skating, minimum age for doing seniors, children in figure skating and coaching abuse.
Video is quite long, so here’re some time and topics guidance:
2:07 Technical revolution in figure skating: pros and cons
6:54 Age eligibility for competing in seniors
9:50 Skaters from Tutberidze’s group should think about their body and future
12:50 Are there any problems with age for doing seniors in ice dance?
14:29 Let’s stand up for Tutberidze and TSHK. Why should the age be raised?
20:47 Are there no strict coaches in the West?
22:56 Differences between Russia and Canada
25:14 Elements vs components
28:24 Now there is a war in figure skating, but there should be a fun game
33:33 Why so much criticism towards the successes of young skaters: you can not torture your body
36:36 Sexual harassment amd abuse in figure skating
40:33 Cultural differences affect children’s fate
41:35 Why ice dance is so incomprehensible and when will it become clear?
43:56 Can figure skating become a show or will stay conservative?
45:07 Jumping competitions
47:16 What else can you create in figure skating: professional and synchronized skating, teams, expanding of geography?
54:57 Opinions on the European and World Championships
58:58 Will Weaver or her pair with Andrew Poje return to sport?