“You lose something, you gain something, it’s not the end of the world.” Alena Kostornaia about her performance at the Russian Cup Final

Posted on 2021-03-01 • 2 comments

 

Alena Kostornaia about her performance at the Russian Cup Final.

source: sport-express.ru dd. 28th February 2021

photo by Denis Gladkov

Alena Kostornaia: This is my first competition in almost four months. I lost the habit of these feeling – being at competitions. Something worked out, something didn’t. I tried to. I didn’t really understand what happened yesterday. It didn’t work out, it happens. As one of my coaches used to say, “You have to keep putting one foot in front of the other.” Have I thought to withdraw? There were such thoughts because I was sick for a long time. First the coronavirus, then the New Year, I had an injury. I returned on the ice, skated for two days and came down with a sore throat. There was little time to skate the program.

It was hard. After the short program I left the ice in such shock, I thought that this was the end of my skating career. I am very glad that at least I was able to overcome something.

About not getting to the World Championships

Alena Kostornaia: Of course, it’s a shame, because last season I should have gotten there. But this is how it is in sports. You lose something, you gain something, it’s not the end of the world.

Although I said that I will finish after the Olympic season, now I think, why not continue to skate further? I can’t imagine my life without figure skating. I will miss this feeling – being on the the pedestal. I will skate as long as my health allows.

In general I am upset, not everything worked out in the free program, three or four elements, a lot did not work out in the short program. I’m glad I was able to perform the program. I hope next season I will be able skate this program and also the short one.

When asked if she is ready to restore the triple axel, Kostornaia replied: “Judging by my physical shape, I don’t think this is relevant.”

source: rsport.ria.ru


 

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2 Responses to ““You lose something, you gain something, it’s not the end of the world.” Alena Kostornaia about her performance at the Russian Cup Final”

  1. Renate says:

    You can say to Sasha Trussova or Kamila “Requiem”, but not here at the moment. Kamila has falls even though she is able to do this on some days Sasha too. These both girls can say- funeral – and go on. But Aljona has to regain a lot because of her illness. It is not a question of a coach, it is in herself. Her body has changed. It is a loss of strength at the moment because of illnesses. If she can climbe at the top in Eteris team – I doubt this a lot. It is impossible with the present rules. If the ISU rise the age of Ladyscating at least at 17/18- yes, otherwise no. In Russian team you need not only a 3A, you need at least also 2 different quads now. She is a very good scater, but in Eteris mass production with concentration on the 14/14 years old girls will be special programms personal for her, a personal training for her simply not possible. With Eteri no girl at 18 (she is next year so) has won a international gold medal- Alina retired with 17 (smart girl! Jewegenia went to Brian- now she is back and on the end of her career. This is for sure). But here is the ISU to blame for! Championships must change: A- for cildren , B- for Youth (14-17), and C for adult Ladies 18 and older – this would be the right solution- for the girls. the Ladies and the spectators in the world.

  2. John Abreu says:

    I was an athlete in Canada some years ago. After a similar situation, as Alena is, one of my followers sent me a message which I didn’t understand at the moment, … now I do.
    The message was:

    Requiem
    W.A. Mozart

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