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kwanfan1818
04-11-2012, 11:57 PM
There's no independent audit of age, and while athletes have proven that there are ways around the testing far as long as the tests have existed, the tests are, at least, administered by an independent, professional third party.

Bournekraatzfan
04-12-2012, 09:37 AM
Thank you so much, TAHbKA! You are very kind to go through the trouble of translating such a long interview. much appreciated!:)

feraina
04-12-2012, 09:47 PM
hormonal growth pills
I wouldn't be surprised if Wenjing Sui is taking them :shuffle:

No way! She'd be the last person taking them. If she grows much taller, that partnership is toast! If anything, Han should be taking them... and probably not. Otherwise he wouldn't be the shortest male skater among all top-level teams.

Yukari Lepisto
04-12-2012, 09:56 PM
^^ I'm sure love_skate2011 meant that Sui's taking those pills that PREVENTS her from growing. it can go both ways ya know ;)

feraina
04-13-2012, 05:18 AM
^^ I'm sure love_skate2011 meant that Sui's taking those pills that PREVENTS her from growing. it can go both ways ya know ;)

Call me ignorant, but really, you can take an anti-growth pill? Why didn't Dan Zhang take it then? None of this makes any sense. If Chinese athletes are taking pills to alter growth one way or the other, why do they have both the tallest female pairs skater (Dan Zhang) and the shortest male pairs skater (Cong Han)?! I think it's more likely that out of 1.3+ billion people, there just happen to be some tall Chinese men who can also skate well.

Heck, I even once knew a Danish guy who was quite short. He had a heck of a time dating until he moved abroad. :lol:

Taso
04-13-2012, 07:18 AM
LOVE Kukhar, LOVE her. The Russian and German Feds should build a shrine to her for all the medals her skaters have, and will continue to, win thanks to her fantastic coaching.

TAHbKA
04-13-2012, 04:07 PM
LOVE Kukhar, LOVE her. The Russian and German Feds should build a shrine to her for all the medals her skaters have, and will continue to, win thanks to her fantastic coaching.

Taso, you crawl out from your cave once in 3 years to post a tribute to Kukhar?

julieann
04-13-2012, 05:03 PM
LOVE Kukhar, LOVE her. The Russian and German Feds should build a shrine to her for all the medals her skaters have, and will continue to, win thanks to her fantastic coaching.

I think Ingo Steuer (and other coaches) would disagree with you.

bek
04-13-2012, 06:59 PM
I think Ingo Steuer (and other coaches) would disagree with you.

I actually disagree here. I suspect that Ingo understands full well what a great job Galina did with Aliona and Tatiana.

julieann
04-13-2012, 08:02 PM
I actually disagree here. I suspect that Ingo understands full well what a great job Galina did with Aliona and Tatiana.

Especially is regards to Aliona, Ingo had far more to do with her success than Galina did. She only coached V/M for 3 seasons before they went to Germany and they improved greatly under him because of him. There is only so far a former coach can take credit until they need to give current coaches their proper due.

oleada
04-13-2012, 08:14 PM
Both Aliona and Tatiana have good basics and jumps and that definitely didn't come from Ingo or Mozer.

It's unfortunate for Galina that none of Aliona, Tatiana or Deputat could stay with her but it does speak to her level of skill that they are quite successful internationally at the moment.

bek
04-13-2012, 10:34 PM
Especially is regards to Aliona, Ingo had far more to do with her success than Galina did. She only coached V/M for 3 seasons before they went to Germany and they improved greatly under him because of him. There is only so far a former coach can take credit until they need to give current coaches their proper due.

Giving Galina her due doesn't take away from Steur in anyway. I doubt nobody appreciates more the work Galina did, then Aliona and Tatiana's current coaches and partners. Galina worked with Aliona since she was 7, who do think pretty much taught Aliona how to skate and taught her pairs? And Tatiana since she was 14, (where do you think Tatiana learned pairs) Tatiana and Aliona were tauted as HUGE talents long before they went to their current coaches, and it was because Galina gave them fabulous basics. Those two girls could have been successful with any good partner/coaching team because of the great foundation Galina gave them.

Steur is a fabulous coach, but no doubt that Ingo knew he hit a gold mine when he got his hands on Aliona, and he was clearly hoping for another gold mine when he got a hold of Tatiana. I have no doubt his hope when he took on V/M was absolutely to find another partner for Tatiana. When a coach eagerly takes on students of another coach, that suggests strong respect for the work of the previous coach. And once again three years, doesn't count in the fact that Tatiana worked with Galina, with other partners too.

kwanfan1818
04-13-2012, 10:42 PM
I give Morosov credit for both women as well. It sounds like he was trying to figure things out from an early age, and he was one of Volosozhar's coaches before he came out of retirement to compete with her because Deputat was 13 and there was no one else with whom she could compete.

Taso
04-15-2012, 04:54 PM
Taso, you crawl out from your cave once in 3 years to post a tribute to Kukhar?

Yes :D Gotta give her my :respec: