“Well, let them raise the age. If other countries are so eager to get their medals back, it won’t help. We will still win.” Tarasova and other coaches about raising the age minimum
Russian coaches about a possible increase of age minimum in figure skating.
Ilia Averbukh: I think this will definitely please Anya Shcherbakova and Sasha Trusova, who are already growing up.
They will be able to continue their career and develop their skills.
Inna Goncharenko: Only time will tell if it’s the right decision or not. The argument in defense of physical and mental health is very relative – there is no such thing that there is a clearly defined age when growing up occurs, everything happens quite individually for each person.
Moreover, for those who do sports of the highest achievements, maturation slows down a bit because of the loads. We all know and understand this.
But this topic was raised a long time ago, but it needed some arguments, so they decided so, it is useless to discuss it, we must learn to fight in new conditions and win, no matter what obstacles appear on the way.
Yes, the period when girls will have to be in junior sports will be prolonged, which means that we need to raise the status somehow and draw more attention to juniors. There is no need to worry, whoever wins will win anyway. The strong can’t be stopped.
Tatiana Tarasova: Well, let, let them raise the age. We will still win.
If other countries are so eager to get their medals back, it won’t help. You have to work hard the way we work. And our girls, will win in any case – no matter at 15, or 17 years of age.
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