Yana Rudkovskaya: “Trusova is unique, cast from steel, unbending! And yet, despite her unique talent, her successes, she was not brought to gold.”
Yana Rudkovskaya spoke about Alexandra Trusova switching from Eteri Tutberidze to Svetlana Sokolovskaya. Again.
Yana Rudkovskaya: Let’s discuss a little more Sasha Trusova moving to Svetlana Sokolovskaya’s group and, in general, the age of athletes. It’s short, you will say. Especially for the talented ones, especially for the almost brilliant ones.
But is it exactly so? Or maybe vice versa? Maybe this is a myth that we believed because we saw such a quick decline of such high-profile names?
Let’s be honest, the age of an athlete can be different. Girls can flare up brightly and burn out right there, or they can shine like a bright star and continue to shine.
Sasha Trusova is unique, cast from steel, unbending! And yet, despite her unique talent, her successes, she was not brought to gold. And not only her. And it might seem to many that that’s all she missed her chance, tried to take off and could not.
But, firstly, Sasha is not like that. Secondly, this, I repeat, is a myth! A legend that many of us believed in, because the post-Olympic career of Yulia Lipnitskaya ended so quickly, then Alina Zagitova’s career ended almost as quickly. And God blesses, the age of Anya Shcherbakova will not be so short.
Eteri Tutberidze has wonderful athletes! But none of her champions, unfortunately, returned to the Olympic ice. They burned in sports very brightly, but for a very short time.
And none of them got a second chance. They not only did not reach a second Olympic podium, they did not reach the Olympics at all. Maximum season and that’s it, sit at home.
There are sparks and there are long livers. Probably, the girls compete not to become champions (at best), and then go into coaching.
Great athletes who write their names in history for a long time, go through two Olympic cycles at least.
Irina Slutskaya – two Olympic medals. Irina Rodnina – three Olympic cycles – three medals. Evgeni Plushenko – four Olympic cycles – four medals. It is longevity that makes their names great.
And this is not only talent, although each of them is a genius in figure skating. This is the approach. And their names, I believe, are not the last. Next to them, sooner or later, new guiding stars will light up in the sky.
I believe that Sasha Trusova deserves it.
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