Salad for breakfast sounds
She didn't say that about Aranjuez, but about another music that they tried before reverting back to the last year's program.First we changed the music to Aranjues - I skated to it in Russian nationals, then we tried to find something more dramatic. It didn't work either - sounded like a funeral.
Perhaps this is a translation issue as much as anything. In my own experience, I've found that there can be hazards in attempting to translate English into Russian. Many years ago, I was taking a beginning Russian class, and I got the bright idea of writing a fan letter to Soviet gymnast Olga Korbut in Russian.
What I intended to say was:
"Dear Olga. Congratulations on your recent victory. I saw you on television recently, and really enjoyed your performance."
Only after sending my letter, however, did I find out that what I had actually written was this:
"Dear Olga. Congratulations on your recent spoilage. I saw you on top of my television set recently, and really enjoyed your performance."
So I would imagine that similar difficulties may exist in translating Russian into English.
Every time you say something stupid on the internet, Tim Berners-Lee punches a kitten.
At least the sentiment is mutual.
Oh please, let Leonova and anyone for that matter, speak her mind and stop treating ladies skating as a pageant contest where they have to be little princess and role models of PR. I much prefer ro read sincere interviews like this (and most of russian interviews ), where she's not really offending anyone, just stating doesn't like to be in a certain place, and gives honest reasons instead of the usual crap like "I only want to skate for myself or to do my best".
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Including Leonova herself. She made do by finding other food at the Olympics, going shopping and to the movies instead of the beach, and arranging to fly to the USA a few days after the rest of Morozov's group for Worlds and working on the list of tasks he gave her.There are lots of skaters who would gladly make do, given the opportunity.
Yeah, the interviewer really asked her a leading question there. I was a little surprised by just how leading it was!
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