Maxim Trankov: “We are the best in figure skating. The ban of Russian skaters from competitions harms the development of world figure skating.”

Posted on 2022-03-13 • 7 comments


The ban of Russian figure skaters from international competitions harms, first of all, the development of world figure skating. This opinion was expressed by two-time Olympic champion Maxim Trankov.

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Maxim Trankov: We are the best in figure skating. And, of course, depriving us of the opportunity to compete harms the development of world figure skating, not Russian. Everything will remain with us anyway: specialists, athletes, personnel, everything. And the world figure skating itself, it seems to me, is losing a lot with the absence of our athletes.

Trankov also noted that athletes need to continue training.

Maxim Trankov: We have always tried to be apolitical, to just do our job. Now, of course, a little depends on us in this regard. All that remains is to continue working and continue showing our superiority in this sport to the whole world.


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7 Responses to “Maxim Trankov: “We are the best in figure skating. The ban of Russian skaters from competitions harms the development of world figure skating.””

  1. Axel says:

    good riddance to the arrogant cheaters. our sport is better off without the dopers and politickers

  2. Robbin says:


  3. Daniel says:

    He spoke like if ISU want destroy Russian figure skating. Of course Russian figure skating is best in the world, of course ban of Russian athletes harms whole sport, but… its impossible for Russian athletes to compete with rest of the world as if nothing happend in Ukraine.

  4. gandolfo says:

    Dear Karl Christine: do you ever wander who banned you “free” world athletes when they were bombing houndreds of thousands in the middle east to get cheaper oil? who banned ukraine when they were killing russian civilians? did you raise your voice then?Do you even care about dead civilians? or just the ones that cnn tells you to? i think you are disgusting cowards and hipocrytes!

  5. Karl Lundvall says:

    Dear Maxim, you are right, the ban is not good for the development of the sport. It is bad for us in the free world, who love watching the Russian art of figure skating, and it is bad for you, who are, as you say, the best in the world. It is not an easy decision, but if you think a little, you surely understand it is just not possible for us to ignore the fact that Russia kills innocent people on a daily basis in Ukraine. If you knew what is going on, I am sure you would fully understand this. Please, follow your moral compass and try to bring a stop to the killings!

  6. Christine says:

    Yes, and the bombings of innocent ukrainians harms the developement and lives of the entire world. So yeah.

    Moot point.

  7. sandra says:

    The problem Russian people love to cheat it is almost part of the culture !!!!

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