“Liza is the most experienced skater in our team, which is great! Because to finish with the sport at the age of 18 … Probably it’s too early.” Alexei Urmanov wished girls to take Tuktamysheva as an example and prolong their careers.
Olympic champion Alexei Urmanov wished Russian figure skaters to take Elizaveta Tuktamysheva as an example and prolong their careers.
25-year-old Tuktamysheva is the only figure skater of the Russian national team over 18 years old. This season is her 16th competitive season in her career.
Alexei Urmanov: We don’t talk much about Liza Tuktamysheva. But if we look and think, then she is a professional of the highest level. Liza has gone through everything: transitional age, major competitions, etc. She is the most experienced skater in our team, which is great! Because to finish with the sport at the age of 18 … Probably it’s too early. It turns out that the athlete has not yet “smelled real gunpowder”. I want to wish young girls to prolong their sports career.
Hats off to Liza. On the ice, she enjoys, gives us a holiday. Yes, sometimes, something doesn’t work out for her, but there is always intrigue in Tuktamysheva’s performances. And at 26, she remains one of the leaders of the national team.
Betina Popova: “We often hear comments from Alexander Zhulin about excess weight, and it sounds strange. Trusova grows, matures, there is a hormonal reorganization of the body, which happens to any girl.”