“With these proposals, the ISU is trying to preserve the sport, give weak athletes the opportunity to participate and win.” Tatiana Tarasova on the ISU discussion to simplify programs
Tatiana Tarasova commented on the ISU Technical Committee discussion to simplify programs.
original source: TASS
Earlier, TASS reported that the Technical Committee of the International Skating Union (ISU) is discussing proposals to simplify rules in singles and pairs figure skating. This includes reducing the required number of jumps and other elements.
Tatiana Tarasova dismissed the idea of the ISU Technical Committee to simplify programs as nonsense. Here’s a translation of her comment.
“I am surprised, of course, because in any kind of activity, the bar is only being raised now, and suddenly in a sport like figure skating, it is lowered – such a huge nonsense.
With these proposals, the ISU is trying to preserve the sport, give weak athletes the opportunity to participate and win. They don’t care what it turns into, and what to do next, they will think about it later. Even somewhat capable figure skaters will compete with those who can do everything.
But perfection cannot be canceled, no matter how much they may dislike us. I think this is a temporary measure of foolishness that they are taking. Foolishness and unprofessionalism.
We will still learn something new, we will not stop. But within these rules. But we can hold competitions according to our rules – that’s our business, our question,” said Tatiana Tarasova.
Fewer jumps and a new chorographic spin. ISU is discussing proposals to simplify rules in single and pair skating