The father of Alexandra Trusova demanded that Channel One remove Alexei Yagudin and Tatiana Tarasova from commenting on his daughter’s performances
The father of figure skater Alexandra Trusova demanded that Channel One prohibit Alexei Yagudin and Tatiana Tarasova from commenting on his daughter’s performances.
According to the source, Trusova’s father was unhappy that Yagudin and Tarasova criticized the skating of the Beijing Olympics silver medalist.
“So, the famous coach said that “we want to see such an athlete perform all the spins with high speed,” and Yagudin in one of the interviews made a remark about the cleanliness of Sasha’s skating,” the source writes.
It is reported that the father of the 18-year-old athlete, Vyacheslav, put forward the condition for Channel One that Alexandra will participate in additional filming (interviews, training), but only if Tarasova and Yagudin do not comment on her performances at the competitions. He also asked to remove them from all events with Trusova in any capacity.
The leadership of Channel One refused to agree to these condition, after which the channel’s logo disappeared from Trusova’s jacket.
The press service of Channel One confirmed that the father of figure skater Alexandra Trusova had complaints about the choice of commentators for his daughter’s performances.
“Channle One has always covered the career of Alexandra Trusova correctly and with respect for her work and achievements, in sports broadcasts, news releases, and special materials dedicated only to Alexandra.
This season, her father, Vyacheslav Trusov really put forward a number of demands, among others, for the appointment of commentators and presenters of any programs with the participation of Alexandra, as well as for criticism of her.
Channel One would like to retain the right to independently choose sports commentators and experts. And those have the right to freely express their professional opinion on the air.
Taking this opportunity, we wish Alexandra a speedy recovery. We are waiting for her performances at competitions next year, which, as always, we will definitely show,” the press service of Channel One said.
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