Ksenia Stolbova: We didn’t make any decisions about retirement
Yesterday Nina Mozer told in interview that World Championships 2018 is going to be the last competition for Stolbova / Klimov in their career.
Of course Maxim Trankov being Fedor’s friend, Fedor also is a godfather of Maxim’s daughter Angelica, couldn’t pass by this announcement and also said couple of words:
The fact that Ksenia didn’t get an invitation to the Games did not affect this decision any way, it was decided before January 23. The thing is that the Olympics in Pyeongchang was their last and main goal in big sport, and they have been going to it for a long time, through injuries, through all the ups and downs that happened to them in the last four years. There’s a real drama in all this.
It is difficult to look for advantages in this whole situation, but every cloud has a silver lining. Now the guys will have time to properly prepare, to fix the mistakes that followed them throughout the season. Because of the injuries they did not have enough time. If they return to their shape in which they won medals, they will have very good chances at the World Championships. They just need to reconsider everything correctly. – Maxim said.
But first Fedor Klimov told that he didn’t make any deсiіions about finishing of the career. Then Ksenia also made a pretty harsh comment:
Since Monday we are preparing for the World Championships, we did not make any decisions about retirement, and there were no conversations on this topic. But it’s better to ask (Maxim) Trankov about this, he knows better about our plans.
So what’s going on? Oh, Russians know everything about drama) Stay tuned. Ongoing Russian pair drama right during the Olympic Games.