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7 hours ago, EternalSpin said:

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Any chance Russia will drop their cup of Russia requirement for Nationals? Between injuries and positive cases, it's starting to look like they're shooting themselves in the foot with this rule :(

 

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5 hours ago, Fay said:

since looks like there are technical problems, here is whole thing google translated :*

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This week is still under the sign of Alexandra Trusova and Evgeni Plushenko's school . First, the skater won the Russian Cup stage in Moscow, bringing the Angels their first big victory in women's single skating. Yesterday she laid out a successful attempt at a quadruple rittberger - now of the quads, in fact, only the axel remained unconquered, which no man or woman in the world can do.

 

Trusova and Kostornaya will live in a chalet

The correspondent of "SE" on Wednesday managed to attend the training session of the 16-year-old figure skater, which takes place in the metro station "Michurinsky Prospect". During the hour that I stood at the side, Sasha made several triple axels, quadruple lutz and 4 + 3 toe loop cascades. Trusova is generally such a skater who speaks little, but tries to do a lot. Silently and concentrating on yourself. In some ways, her approach for some reason reminded of another successful representative of the winter sport of Russia - skier Alexander Bolshunov. Simple Russian character, few interviews and constant plowing.

Exclusive interview with two-time Olympic champion "SE".

This week is still under the sign of Alexandra Trusova and Evgeni Plushenko's school . First, the skater won the Russian Cup stage in Moscow, bringing the Angels their first big victory in women's single skating. Yesterday I laid out a successful attempt at a quadruple rittberger - now of the quads, in fact, only the axel remained unconquered, which no man or woman in the world can do.

Trusova and Kostornaya will live in a chalet

Plushenko personally gave Trusova's instructions - the other part of the group, together with Dmitry Mikhailov and Sergei Alekseev, practiced rotations and choreography on the second half of the rink. And for him personally, the victory of Trusova, and now the rittberger, is also a coaching success. However, Eteri Tutberidze's team will surely have something to respond to at the next stages of the Cup. And this is great - the competition between the two headquarters moves the sport forward.

After training, the two-time Olympic champion spoke about the plans of his academy, claims to refereeing, the proposal of peace to the Tutberidze headquarters and what happened between Trusova and Sergei Rozanov and Elena Ilinykh.

 

- Evgeni, we are now at the site of "Angels of Plushenko", you recently announced the imminent opening of a new skating rink. How is the work progressing there?

- Business is progressing great, construction is coming to an end. We are planning a test opening for my birthday on November 3rd. It will be a personal skating rink, now I rent a site. Finally, we will have our own base, I will show you where Sasha Trusova, Alena Kostornaya and our other collections will live and train. For those of my athletes who show super results, there will be free tuition and accommodation. And they will live in separate chalet cottages, we are building them now. In order not to go anywhere and immerse yourself in the workflow. Because we will skate a lot, three to four workouts a day. There will be halls, choreographic, creative, spa. In general, my wife and I are opening a full-fledged sports base in the Moscow region. In February, a second skating rink will appear in Moscow, ours and my wife. We decided to invest in sports, figure skating. There will also be a large playground, halls, and a restaurant. There are a lot of people willing to study. Here, on Lobachevsky, we no longer fit.

 

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It's time for justice. Schools should be judged the same

- At the weekend, the Russian Cup stage was held, which was nevertheless won by Alexandra Trusova. Are you happy with how it went?

- The very atmosphere - yes, finally there was a sports fight. I want to congratulate the girls, and Kamila, and Daria with the second and third places. They are strong skaters, they have a great future. And they have a good team. But I'm not happy with the short program grades of all three girls. Read a lot of comments - why? Here is the answer.

At the age of 14, you cannot put "tens" for components. This is junior skating, and no matter how beautiful they skate, no matter how beautiful the lines and spins are, this is not "ten". Under the previous system, this is 6.0. This is a priori wrong. Where should they grow further? Some referees, coaches, and the leadership of the federation have already agreed with me - that it was somewhat wrong. I'm telling you honestly. Let this truth be harsh. Valieva's 10 points is impossible.

- How do you explain this?

- Referee error. I will not go into details, we talked about this topic and figured it out. But I want to say one thing - there are athletes for whom I will drown. And I will not allow any judge to do the wrong thing against my athletes. I love justice. Sasha didn't win the short program, it's true. But she took not third, but second place, and lost not 10 points, but 5-6. I agree with this scenario, Valieva was taller. But why do I need to overestimate one and decrease points for my skaters?

I understand that the judges wanted to create a safety cushion for the free program. I know these judges, I even know where they are and whom they drive. But I don't want to go into specifics. Let's all understand that the time has come for justice. There is one school and there is another. You need to treat everyone equally. I had a substantive conversation...

- With the leadership of the federation?

- Let's confine ourselves to this wording - I think they heard me. However, our result does not mean that we need to hang the crown. They are very strong rivals, and we didn’t succeed in much. We went for the triple axel for the first time, a really difficult element. Without belittling anyone's merits - Sasha generally skated with a cold. But this is our problem, we dealt with it.

- What's next in Sasha's plans for the program?

- We are preparing for the fourth stage of the Cup, I would not like to reveal all the secrets. The program will definitely be strengthened. In general, I want to praise and thank Sasha. I have not seen a single athlete who would give his best and treat his profession this way. She plows, works hard, wants to learn new things. Her task is to learn how to ride well, add choreography, in spins. A lot of work. If all our athletes were with such dedication, it would be cool.

 

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It's time for the head of "Sambo-70" to pack his suitcase

- One of the branches of discussion in social networks is whether the whistle from the stands and discontent in social networks helped her victory. What do you say?

- I want to thank the people who do not hate this story, but treat it professionally and talk about it. Look, Chen and Hanyu don't get 10s, Costner didn't always have them. So what do we make a circus out of figure skating? We specially heat up the opposition. Maybe all that happened is some kind of contractual history on the part of some people. Why then? Let's work and win fairly. Let's stop talking that someone has dragged someone for "money". It's already here (points to the throat).

How much nonsense can you talk about outbid? The athlete moved on himself. If the athlete is doing well, it is extremely difficult to lure him out for money. Impossible. We don't have football or hockey with a club system. They also tried to entice me at one time, but I believed Alexei Nikolaevich Mishin. Although he was eager to leave for America. So stop talking nonsense - it's me both to the headquarters and to the fans. Take it for granted. And figure it out in yourself - why this is happening. I don't want to argue with anyone. We even had a conversation at the end of the competition - I suggested a peaceful story, they say, there is no need to quarrel. Do your job, and we do ours.

- Have you approached Eteri Georgievna?

- We talked with her headquarters, yes. We are with Yana (Rudkovskaya, Plushenko's wife. - Approx. "SE"). She now, like me, invests a lot of money in our schools, in sports and helps athletes with sponsors. And so we said - no need to invent some things, stop. We were for peace.

- What did you answer?

- We have not yet found understanding from the other side. But I had an idea that we need to communicate normally. But Eteri and I did not succeed in peace. She is more satisfied with the war.

- In general, we are waiting for the continuation of Instagram battles.

- Yes ... Their director (Renat Laishev. - Approx. "SE") is broadcasting. In general, I think that as a civil servant he has no right to make such statements at all. Who skates worse, that Trusova will not be able to show the result with me ... I have information that in the near future he will leave his place and it is time to pack his suitcase. A pity, he is very cheerful. Every interview is a masterpiece! Just what is his "Plushenko is a bum". He sincerely believes that he understands more than me in figure skating. So let's play along, okay? You ask him questions about figure skating with a blue eye, and he answers importantly. And then the whole world laughs. But we have such a character. I really like everything, let him be in our life.

- Eteri Tutberidze recently announced a collaboration with Maria Shashina, who participated in organizing your shows. Are you ready for the fact that "Crystal" will pull up PR?

- Great, let it tighten. Of course I'm in favor! Let them move too. Maria worked for us as an administrator. She said she represented our show. This is... an exaggeration. My wife doesn't need anyone, she is a pro and she has a super team. Yana, in my opinion, does not even know what this Masha looks like. Masha Arik (Ari Zakaryan, agent and director of the show. - Approx. "SE") helped to book tickets and hotels for our athletes, that's basically all the promotion of the show. I have a very positive attitude towards her, but, probably, when people start working with big stars, a little dizziness begins. Nevertheless, she's done well, she found a team. God grant that they succeed.

- Why did I ask about the audience. You interacted a lot with the stands, turned on, played with your eyebrows at the announcement of Usacheva's assessments. Spontaneously or deliberately?

- I started the stands, of course. I was in a good mood. And the audience was a little heavy, you know, there was such an oppressive atmosphere. Everyone was waiting - well, who, who? You can already see how the fans split into two camps. And more and more people come to us, I am sure that whole sectors will root for us. I just wanted to cheer up the audience. In my opinion, everyone appreciated. Or not? The main thing was that it was interesting. Look at the numbers on television. In terms of the number of spectators, the Russian Figure Skating Cup has overtaken the football team.

I think such numbers were unrealistic before our team appeared. So much for the impact of the Plushenko-Tutberidze confrontation. Figure skating is returning to the status of the main and most popular sport in Russia, which it once was. It's time to regain our position, overtake Conor, Khabib and others. If there are high ratings, advertising contracts and fame will come, everyone needs it. Therefore, I work, I follow social networks, I read the opinions of fans.

- Do you personally run Instagram? All these "Lekha, sit down, five" - is this yours?

- Personally. Of course - Lesha is great. Honored "five". But I don’t think about Lekha, and he, apparently, is all in thoughts about me and my school! Maybe he is really looking for an alternate airfield? Well, either it’s just a lack of attention, and neither television helps, nor “vines” (short videos up to six seconds. - Approx. “SE”) in a female guise.

- There will be no spectators at the Russian Cup in Sochi. Is our situation so difficult to close the stands? The same KHL in Sochi plays with several thousand spectators at the match.

- I don’t understand this at all. Yes, skating without spectators is very difficult, we need fans and support. But such a time. You have to be ready.

 

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Trusova no longer works with Rozanov and Ilinykh

- We said a lot about Trusova, let's remember about Alena Kostornaya . How is she doing with the same triple axel, programs?

- Alena is all right. The only thing is that she broke her shoes, and the day before yesterday she began to run in new ones. It takes time. But we are also preparing for the fourth stage, skating the free program, it is ready.

- The program was made via video link?

- Yes, via Skype, videos were sent.

- Do you believe in technology? There is no skepticism that it is unrealistic to put a top program on the video?

- We have Seryozha Rozanov, who transferred all this to the ice, Alena is not a small child after all. I had a big dream that Shae-Lynn would stage the program, it costs a lot of money. We know each other, we skated in the show together. The main thing is that she said "yes" that she would be happy to work with Kostornaya.

- Alena is comfortable at school, is she comfortable?

- Alena is comfortable at school. She has her own ice, very few athletes skate in their training. Why complain? Choreography, dancing, massages. You have to work, that's all.

- There is a lot of information in the media and social networks about conflicts within the school. For example, Sergei Rozanov does not work with Trusova, only with Kostornaya. State your position, is it true and why it happened, if yes.

- Sergei has not been studying with Sasha for a long time, it's true. He leads Alena. Sasha and Alena have separate teams, both choreographers and coaches. These are two different teams. The only thing is that I work with both. It was Sasha's decision, I supported her. Seryozha had no questions. It happened.

- Does it bother you that the people who came to your school together broke up almost immediately?

- Let's do it - Sasha came separately. Nobody came along. I say it as it is - Sasha came herself. And her dad invited me to take Sergei. I answered: "Why not, this is a good specialist."

- But they had a good relationship.

- Yes. He gave Sasha a short and free program, this is his great merit. Over time, we began to improve and refine them. But Sergei now has his own work, he is studying with Kostornaya, he has two groups.

- Okay, let's talk about the role of Elena Ilinykh. Are there also no conflicts?

- Lena stopped working with Sasha, Sasha stopped working with Lena. They tried, looked at each other, felt, one might say, but did not grow together.

- How long ago did it happen? Elena took Sasha out to the skates.

- Somewhere just after the rental. Sasha has new gliding specialists, we are still taking on other trainers. Lena works with other athletes, Kostornaya. In general, we have a lot of students: Titova, Sarnovskys, Zhilinas. Ilinykh does not go anywhere.

- Do they have a conflict with Trusova?

- She has no conflicts with either Rozanov or Ilinykh.

- You mentioned the new coaches. Do you have other acquisitions?

- Acquisitions? I'm thinking of buying a car. Now I choose. (smiles)

 

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I want my school to be the best in the world

- How are you now with harmony in life? A large school, many coaches and skaters with their own interests, already children, not just one child.

- There would be a desire. Live on, work, create. Probably, everything in my life worked out and worked out, but it throws up new challenges. But I have a very good, close-knit team. You can rely on them. It was not for nothing that I fired 17 specialists at one time. I have a faithful and beloved wife who is always with me and helps me. Lovely sons.

- Isn't it difficult to keep up with everything? Is there enough time for a family?

- Everything is fine, Arsyusha is growing, we are very happy. How to keep up? Wake up at 6 in the morning, at 7 at work, until 17-18 work in the "Angels", then all the other things. Mom told me: "Slowly, but hurry." I set the task, it must be fulfilled.

- And how does it sound?

- For my school to be the best in the world. We will work hard to make this dream a reality.

 

 

 

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35 minutes ago, Paskud said:

There will be new director of Sambo?👀

That’s what Plushenko has been hinting at for some time, but that’s going to be a shame, the man is a clown. Very few people have produced so much hilarity within such a short period. 

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3 hours ago, Paskud said:

since looks like there are technical problems, here is whole thing google translated :*

 

 

 

I am so glad Alena Kostornaia will be in a boarding school! When she was at Khrystalny, she had nearly 2 hours commuting in the morning, and the same in the evening, I think? (And Moscow metro is safe and all, but one feel wobbling in it!) I think at least one of Evgueny Plushenko's skating rinks was maybe even farther.

I don't know if the others had a lot of commuting too, but being on site is often better. I hope they'll have buckwheat porridge for breakfast! :wiggle:

 

Edit : Alexandra Trusova's Quad Loop. Okay, it is from TSL.

 

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2 часа назад, Veveco сказал:

Any chance Russia will drop their cup of Russia requirement for Nationals? Between injuries and positive cases, it's starting to look like they're shooting themselves in the foot with this rule :(

 

Don't think cup of Russia will be dropped, but I hope there will be exemptions, at least for Euro/WC/GP medalists or smth like this.

I don't see any reason why Vika felt the need to skated with injured knee. I also wonder why in pairs it's again a boy with a positive test, are girls maybe more careful?

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Moskvina

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"Dima really fell ill, but he suffers a mild illness. Sasha Boykova has a negative test," Moskvina said, adding that she herself was not infected either.

"There is no reason for serious concern - the situation is difficult all over the world, you need to go through it. Diseases, this situation must be lived through. We sincerely wish everyone health, we are hugging everyone online, wearing masks."

https://tass.ru/sport/9737225

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👀👀👀👀👀👀👀

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As for Alina, Yana really communicates with her for a long time and they correspond. Alina was really going to leave for me a year ago, and no one poached her. This is really so.

Yana wrote to her this time because we have a show. It didn't say “go train with us.” We are the owners of our shows, while she (Zagitova) is not in sports, we decided to propose.

https://rsport.ria.ru/20201016/zagitova-1580089095.html

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23 hours ago, Paskud said:

👀👀👀👀👀👀👀

Plush:

https://rsport.ria.ru/20201016/zagitova-1580089095.html

Hm, why would Alina leave Eteri for Plush? She was the only senior skater in Eteri's camp back then. Maybe she felt herself getting pushed out due to age/lack of quads. But Plush is a relatively new coach with no real successes yet.

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3 hours ago, yuzuangel said:

Hm, why would Alina leave Eteri for Plush? She was the only senior skater in Eteri's camp back then. Maybe she felt herself getting pushed out due to age/lack of quads. But Plush is a relatively new coach with no real successes yet.

 

there’s no proof, but aren’t there rumors that Plush takes a much smaller cut of skaters’ pay? If Alina was either planning to retire or getting pushed into retirement anyway, maybe the bigger payday was tempting enough. though i imagine that’s balanced out by possibilities of missed opportunities due to Eteri blackballing 

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