“This question is not for me, but for our great patriot – coach-mother Eteri Tutberidze” Irina Rodnina on the information about the transfer of Diana Davis and Gleb Smolkin to the US team.
Irina Rodnina commented on the information about the transfer of Diana Davis and Gleb Smolkin to the US team.
Irina Rodnina: This question is not for me, but for our great patriot – coach-mother (Davis is the daughter of the honored coach of Russia Eteri Tutberidze – ed).
I am more than sure that a child, even if he is 21 years old (Davis is 19 years old – Sports.ru), does not make such decisions himself. He consults with coaches, parents.
We heard that they should compete at the Challenge Cup in the USA. It says a lot and gives us a lot to think about. Why some can and others can’t.
They performed at the Olympic Games (in Beijing, where they took 14th place – ed) representing Russia – so this doesn’t look nice.
Moreover, the mother constantly tells us how well she works.
“This is bullshit! They cannot be American skaters, they are our skaters. There can be no requests about their transfer.” Russian experts about Davis / Smolkin becoming a members of US skating clubs