“Rukavitsin’s team is very good. What insults is Nugumanova talking about? He just said she needed to lose weight. And this is really true” coaches about Nugumanova’s recent interview
Russian coaches and sports functionaries about the scandal involving Elizaveta Nugumanova who accused Evgeni Rucavitsin’s coaching staff of insults and humiliation.
Tatiana Tarasova: This is some nonsense. It cannot be that Rukavitsin insulted someone. Zhenya has an excellent staff and excellent relations with the athletes.
What insults is Nugumanova talking about? He just said she needed to lose weight. And this is really true.
You have to watch your weight, that’s true. You have to jump, not talk and wait until your legs break.
We can’t do that either. We must make a remark if a person is unprofessional and does not understand how much she should weigh.
Evgeni Rukavitsyn’s team is very good. Everyone loves each other very much and treats each other well. I will never believe she was bullied there. They take very good care of their students.
Alexei Yagudin: Tatiana Anatolievna Tarasova once said: “Look for shit in yourself.” Fully agree with her words in this situation.
source: rbk sport
Maxim Trankov: I can say words of support to the coaching staff and express my full solidarity. Everyone has seen Liza’s season.
It is absolutely ok when a coach tells you some things to save your career.
Alena Leonova: As for having extra weight, as a person who has experienced it, I can say that yes, this season Liza was not in her best shape. It’s normal to talk about it. In my career, there were such moments more than once, and I worked on this in order to change the situation. My working weight is such and such, you need to strive for it, otherwise nothing will work out, there will be no result.
This is a sport of the highest achievements, I don’t understand why, in this case, an athlete needs to complain about recommendations to lose weight.
Liza is very talented, she has everything to be in the top 6, top 8 figure skaters in Russia. But she doesn’t use all the reserves in order to achieve a result. Weight is a very important topic. What you see in the mirror and how much you like yourself is one thing. But you can’t fool the scales.
You need to fight with this problem (the problem of weight). Maybe Liza was looking for easy ways, I don’t really want to comment on this. I’ll just say from my own practice that you can’t really deceive the scales, and this greatly affects the result of training. If she had set herself the goal of losing weight, she would have succeeded. But when the whole team tells you about it, but you don’t see the problem…
I now have athletes – children of 2015 year of birth. And they can already be accustomed to the fact that you need to monitor nutrition. I try to bring them to this. Do not eat too much, go jump rope once again.
I consider it a normal situation when there is some kind of weighing schedule, at least every other day or once a week. It is normal that the coach controls the weight and tells the athlete that he needs to lose weight. I don’t think that skaters in other groups trust the mirror and use it to determine how they look and whether they need to lose weight. They are weighed not only every other day, but several times a day.
For example Anastasia Gubanova. She was just a “bun” two seasons ago, she won’t even be offended at me for that. She herself understood this, it was hard for her to skate and jump. Although she jumped by force anyway. But when she changed in the Olympic season, it became noticeable to everyone.
The girl began to work on herself. She jumped even then (with a bigger weight), just harder, and looked different. She must have been motivated to represent Georgia at the main competitions, including the Olympic Games, and she had a great season. Maybe Liza didn’t have the motivation to lose weight and get in shape. Nastya needed it, and she did it.
Ilia Averbukh: I can only say one thing – I worked with the group of Evgeni Rukavitsin, more than once I’ve choreographed programs for his guys and, in particular, for Dima Aliev.
According to my observations, there is excellent atmosphere at training and in general they are very intelligent and subtle people – both Evgeni Rukavitsin and Valentin Molotov. I have great respect for them, I will always support them.
Of course, everyone has the right to an opinion, to some statements, but in this case I am definitely on the side of the coach.
Honorary President of the Russian Figure Skating Federation (FFKR) Valentin Piseev: By and large, I don’t know her and I don’t want to talk about individual skaters. What she does and says – I absolutely do not care. Let her figure it out. Who is she for me, so that I somehow characterize her, how does she act? When I was president (FFKR), she did not show anything.
On the basis of some girl who has probably finished performing, to make her an advertisement? She is still no one to write about her. You need to write about serious athletes, and not about such. She doesn’t deserve to be mentioned in media.
Sambo-70 president Renat Laishev: This happens every day, but it all ends with friendship and peace. These are the levers of any coach in any sport, it helps to stimulate the athlete to improve his skills, improve his work.
It is a pedagogical method that is good in any format. She is still young, she should think about it, because in five years she will regret making such claims. Moreover, figure skating is such a sensational sport.
If you knew how coaches in martial arts do. It is a normal thing when a coach clicks an athlete before entering the ring. No one is offended, everyone understands.
And what do they go through in rhythmic gymnastics ?! A beautiful sport, yes, but Irina Alexandrovna (Viner-Usmanova) is a rather tough coach. They cried, but won, and the result is the most important thing. But still, there should be a golden mean.
Coaches should not overdo it, they should feel this or that student, there are children with increased nervousness or anxiety. In addition, one should not miss the fact of fatigue, against which such interviews and complaints take place.
But all coaches are like a father or a mother for an athletes. Can you also hear screams and reconciliation during the trainings of Eteri Tutberidze? Between us talking, yeah.
In this a flood of terrible and disgusting things said about the athlete we were happy to hear from the new president of St.Petersburg skating federation Anton Sikharulidze that they at least will investigate this case.
Anton Sikharulidze: Of course, we will find out the circumstances of this case. Even though this is the first time we hear about it.
Elizaveta Nugumanova: “Coach Evgeni Rukavitsin personally threatened me, saying that he would remove me from the sport. Other coach threatened to trip me up and send to the other world if I skate my programs.”