“We had no other choice” Sara Hurtado and Kirill Khaliavin left the group of Russian coach Alexander Zhulin
Sara Hurtado and Kirill Khaliavin left the group of Russian coach Alexander Zhulin.
According to Match TV, it happened due to the difficult political situation.
Sara Hurtado: We had no other choice.
She added that she left with her partner and his family for Madrid. Now he and Kirill are solving issues on the new coaching team.
Alexander Zhulin summed up the results of work with a Spanish duo
Alexander Zhulin: I think they retired. The Olympics for me and the guys was a key point, but, unfortunately, we did not qualify for it. We discussed this in advance, and they were not going to continue skating. As far as I know, Kirill has already moved his family to Spain, so I think he and Sara will decide what to do next – coach or skate in the show. Let’s see how things turn out.
It was a pleasure to work with them. Both Sara and Kirill are very respectable and responsible in terms of training. I felt very comfortable with them. They made a very distinctive pair, and I think that many people fell in love with them. Sara – no offense to Kiril will be said, is one of the coolest partners in the world, if not the coolest, in my opinion. Honestly, she is very cool in her femininity. Some things that she could convey, many others could not. I think she can become a very cool movie or theater actress if she tries herself in this.