Mikhail Kolyada: “I know what the problem is, but I won’t tell you”
Another “terrific” interview with Mikhail Kolyada about the performance at the Rostelecom Cup 2021.
Not everything worked out in the beginning. Nevertheless, you managed to get together and to show a quite decent skating. You have the highest scores for components. It is impossible to argue with this. Is it possible that withdrawal from the competitions in Graz caused the mistakes here? Or did performing at home add extra nervousness?
Mikhail Kolyada: Very long question.
Did your health problems affect the performances here to some extent?
Mikhail Kolyada: A! Thank God, I managed to get better. Everything is fine. Therefore … I was not worried about my health today.
This is your second Grand Prix, the home stage, where skaters always want to perform much better, but it does not always work out. Where was it easier for you to skate – at the first stage of the Grand Prix in Turin or here?
Mikhail Kolyada: It’s hard to say. In principle, it is the same. Speaking of fatigue, it’s about the same.
How can you explain mistakes in the short and free program? Are they related to some kind of mental problem? Or are there physical problems?
Mikhail Kolyada: I know what the problem is, but I won’t tell you.
Misha, a question from the chat. Who is your idol in single skating, who inspires you, what other artistic images would you like to try?
Mikhail Kolyada: Pff … Well, probably many artistic images. Because … I can’t even give an example.
An who is your skating idol?
Mikhail Kolyada: I have no idol.
Who inspires you?
Mikhail Kolyada: My wife.
Elizaveta Tuktamysheva: “I would very much like to skate the program with a quadruple for personal achievement. But I’m afraid it won’t be this season.”