Samokhvalov wrote in December 2020 that Shcherbakova competed at the Russian Championships with a temperature of 38 degrees (the article was published after the short program). In 2021 in Budapest, Samokhvalov was one of two journalists who, according to Gleikhengauz, burst into a bus with athletes, demanding an immediate answer to a question about Shcherbakova's injury.Not to mention also trashing Mozalev, Kondratiuk and the entire Russian men's field, really
BTW I was curious who Anatoly Samokhvalov is so I googled him, and saw some headline from a dodgy aggregator about Estonia rejecting his visa for Euros because they deemed him a 'threat to internal security'... Wondering if someone who reads Russian media can verify this?
If so maybe it would explain why he is in such a stroppy mood lately
In addition, Estonia really refused to let Samokhvalov into the territory of this country, claiming that he poses a threat to national security. Of all the possible claims against Samokhvalov, this is the most ridiculous.
But in general, I can only agree with the anonymoose_au - our sports journalism is a real trash. Sports.ru, for example, published an "opinion on figure skating" by some unknown idiot and involved Tarasova, Gleikhengauz, Bestemyanova and Zhulin in a two-day (!) discussion. By the way, Zhulin has recently become some kind of favorite source of hype, almost every day he is asked stupid questions and gets even more stupid (and at the same time embittered) answers as a result ...