It’s going to be a nailbiter tomorrow. I am wishing Andrei Mozalev a strong come back free skate in Kazan and bracing for the wait!
Absolutely! Coming second in the free in this tight competition was really a great achievement. Honestly, it could have went either way between him and Gumennik.Well done, Andrei. A valiant rebound in the free, but alas that SP missed combo was just too costly to overcome! If the same missed combo had happened in the free instead, he would have had maybe 5-10 more points overall.
However he's shown his mettle this season as one of the most consistent Russian men, and did very well in a very close event that was basically a preview of Nationals (just with Kvitelashvili instead of Danielian).
Now's a great time to rest and regroup. A national medal (or title) could be Andrei's soon, he just needs to perform well in both programmes
I don't look at YouTube comments, but before I shut them off during the events, there seems to be growing interest/support and his IG is far more active, though they posted nothing from him as a message yet (or at least not since the last time i've looked), just loaded the support messages on the story reels. But he needs a success in the Cup of Russia now more than ever. Which, well, obviously what he wants, but we'll see.Well, it seems like the door is still open for Andrei to compete for a Worlds spot. Although whether Sweden 2021 even happens is still doubtful, it would surely be a great redemption/morale booster if he manages to get selected.
Deciphering Youtube comments with my extremely meagre Russian, he seems to be gaining more appreciation this season