Ilya Averbukh summed up the world championship in figure skating - 2014 in Japan
The award-winning Russian figure skater Ilya Averbukh, summing up the World Cup - 2014 in Japan, told "Gazeta.ru" about the causes of the collapse of the duo Elena Il'inykh / Nikita Katsalapova and noted that Julia Lipnitskaya one season became a symbol of women's figure skating.
Olympic silver medalist in Salt Lake City in ice dancing Ilya Averbukh, acting in tandem with Irina Lobacheva, summed up the world championship in figure skating - 2014, which ended on Sunday in Saitama Prefecture. The assets of the Russian team two silver medals. In sports competitions became the second pair Ksenia Stolbova / Fedor Klimov, managed to replicate the results shown at the Games in Sochi. Another award in the treasury of our team brought 15-year-old Olympic champion in the team competition Julia Lipnitskaya. Maxim Kovtun and dance duo Elena Il'inykh / Nikita Katsalapov finished the performance in Japan in the step of the podium.
- Ilya, what do you know about the decay of the pair Elena Il'inykh Katsalapova and Nikita? Their coach Nikolai Morozov and the children themselves do not confirm the information, but, as they say, no smoke without fire happens ...
- And no one but themselves Lena, Nikita and Nicholas, to this question you can not answer.
- You really do not know or just can not yet comment on this information?
- Why? All I can comment on. If I had some details about this situation, I would have told you everything. But at the moment like I do not have information. As far as I know, all these rumors was most surprised by their coach. And the most insulting, that all this rigmarole spinning before the show guys. I think that ultimately it affected their final result.
- I'm sure the guys were counting on the world championship for more than fourth place, especially after the "Bronze" for success at the Olympics?
- I'll tell you this: we all expected more. And you and I. After all, if it was not a mistake on the twizzle in the short dance, Lena and Nikita would become world champions. They had a chance, but they did not use.
On the other hand, no one is immune from such errors. But I have repeatedly drawn the attention of the press that it is on Twizzles partner stopped fighting. I do not understand why he did not go to the following combination? It will remain a mystery to me.
- Maybe we should look for the cause in the post-Olympic fatigue?
- Yes, not without it. But at the time I did not allow myself to throw items so even in training. It is clear that a mistake could prevent Nikita and due to excessive excitement. But let's talk objectively all couples competed in Japan, were on equal footing.
- By the way, many people have complained about the crazy schedule of training and competition, which made the organizers. Nikita was indignant about this, perhaps more active than others.
- Again, all were on an equal footing. And the Italians, the French, and Canadians.
- If the duo Il'inykh Katsalapova and still fall apart, what you see is the main reason?
- We all see only the outer shell of a beautiful figure skating - and ice dancing in particular, and in fact the guys every day to spend six to eight hours together on the ice and in the hall. As practice shows, if the skaters really unbearable train and perform with each other, it is better to separate.
- But in sports there are examples when athletes, gritting his teeth, and suffered reunited for a single purpose, such as Olympic gold. If we recall the history of our bobsleigh Alexander Zubkov and Alexey Governors ...
- Everyone makes their own choices. Go through it, to endure can not all. Lena and Nikita came to the peak shape for the Olympics, coped brilliantly with their programs, eventually won two medals. For this he thanks.
- Do you think if Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitry Solovyov not withdrew from the competition, they would be able to compete for the prizes of the world championship?
- With a rental, which they showed at the Olympics, I think, yes. I note militant Katie and Dima. They are great lads. Despite the fact that they became Olympic champions in the team, they are very disappointed with the result shown in the individual tournament in Sochi. Still, figure skating - is primarily an individual sport. The main thing is that the guys have a desire to work, continue to train, perform, conquer new heights. And Alexander Zhulin help them to achieve these results.
- If Julia Lipnitskaya fell off a jump in the free skate, it could overtake Mao Asada?
- Here I agree with Julia. I think that at home Asada Russian woman just would not give gold even under ideal hire.
And Julia this season literally became a symbol of women's singles figure skating. And sometimes it is more important than all the medals and titles. She charmed the world with its directness, purity. And the world loved her not only the braids and bright eyes, and high professionalism.
It takes the complex elements in its asset complicated set of jumps. Work with Julia - great fun. We already are thinking about what images and music, select the next season. But this year was a hundred percent hit, if we talk about the performances. Hopefully, it will delight us all in the future.
- From Julia, 15-year-old girl, after such complex forces Olympics?
- She's a real fighter. Olympics made of Julia another person. She found confidence and strength, and motivation to train, prepare, once again go on the ice. This once again demonstrates its high sporting professionalism. Julia skated the short program that called for aortic rupture.
- Figure skater Aliona Savchenko, representing Germany in pairs, will continue his career in tandem with the Frenchman Bruno Musso. In your opinion, this duo has a future?
- It is very difficult to discuss this topic. Remember four years ago, Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov, too, no one believed. Let's not get ahead of ourselves, because as far as I know, some of the partners have yet to be a long process to change citizenship.
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