Good luck this season, Sota!
- Nov 12, 2013
This has just become even more heartbreaking, I mean think about it, Sergei himself had a big struggle last season and we weren't sure if he would have continued, but then he decided to keep going, and Denis himself choose the program to go along with Sergei's story, and now this tragedy happened. Sergei must be very motivated to be able to skate that program to its potential. I hope even more now that he makes the Russian team for Worlds.
I actually thought last season was the best one Sergei's ever had, GP-wise? It sucks he wasn't chosen for Worlds and OG. For me he has more charisma than any other Russian man still competing, perhaps with the exception of Kolyada. I'll keep all fingers and toes crossed for him.
Denis did so well with the little time he had... he was kind, compassionate, talented, and he persevered. My strongest hope is that Denis knew he was loved when he died, and that he knew he deserved happiness. Now he can rest for the last time knowing that the skating world will remember his name. There are no words to describe a murder like this. The earth has lost a beautiful man.
Call me crazy, but it actually really helps me cope to imagine he's just waiting patiently somewhere up there for those who care about him to join him one distant day...