Tatiana Tarasova: “Ilia Malinin has nothing to do with the Russian figure skating school. He is an American athlete with Russian parents.”
Tatiana Tarasova said that the American Ilia Malinin has nothing to do with the Russian school of figure skating.
The day before, the ISU Skating Awards ceremony took place in Zurich. Ilia Malinin won the “Special Achievement” nomination; he was the first in the world to jump a quadruple axel in competitions.
Tatiana Tarasova: Ilia Malinin is not a Russian school. He is an American athlete with Russian parents, but they live in America. His only connection to the Russian skating school is through his parents, who grew up in Russia and were brought up in a Russian figure skating school.
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