Tamara Moskvina: "Yuko Kawaguchi and Alexander Smirnov have set high goals"
Tamar Moskvina, a coach of the Petersburg pair Yuko Kawaguchi/ Alexander Mirnov, told IA "Sportcom" that the preparation for the new seasons is going strictly according to her plan.
"We have already created both new programs, the short and the free, but what music we used is still a secret", said Tamara Moskvina. "The team is working on new elements, one of which is really top notch one, with the highest difficulty. What element it is I won't say – that's our little mystery. The athletes will have ice at the sports palace "Yubilejny" until mid-June, after which they will go to the training camp in New Jersey, USa, where they will join Evgeny Platov's dance teams. The athletes have set very high goals for the upcoming season. Yuko Kawaguchi said their first goal is to make it to the Grand Prix Final, after which she and Sasha intend to fight for a place at the podium a both Europeans and Worlds."
To remind the readers, Yuko Kawaguchi is the first foreigner to represent Russia. She has skated in a team with Smirnov for one year. Due to injury, she could not skate at Russian Nationals or at Europeans in the previous season. The skaters were 9th at the World championships in Tokyo.
Irina ANNENKOVA, IA "Sportcom"