She was not fired, as far as I know. She wanted to leave the contract early and took 2 coaches with her back to Germany. See posts in the German news thread.
Thanks for the clarification.She was not fired, as far as I know. She wanted to leave the contract early and took 2 coaches with her back to Germany. See posts in the German news thread.
But honestly if something comes as easy for someone else or if someone is willing to put a ridiculous amount ofIt is not about standards, it is about her personality
But honestly if something comes as easy for someone else or if someone is willing to put a ridiculous amount of
Hours something is.
I read a story about a great Soviet champion gymnasts. And apparently the coaches bet that he would not be able to teach a kid how to do a forward role.
They watched and the guy started swearing at the kid saying the kid was stupid.
“I had coaches who would hit me on the head with pads if I did any elements badly," she said. "I’ve had coaches shooting water pistols in the cold ice rink. I’ve had coaches who gave us little food. Sometimes it was like a punishment: get up in the morning, first weigh yourself, then eat a little, have a salad for lunch, and nothing at all in the evening,” she said.
"There were times where we were hungry. We secretly asked for food in the canteen, stole something here and there and ate in hiding. There was no other way. Yes, you have to be disciplined if you want to achieve something. But you also have to know your limits. How far do I actually go?
"There was also a trainer who forced me to train, even though my body couldn’t do it. We are human beings and not machines.”
The story wasn’t about abuse though the Soviet coaches thought the guy was so talented that he couldn’t understand why things that came easily to him didn’t come easy to others.Olga Korbut was very vocal about the abusiveness of her Soviet coach Renald Knysh. However when she moved to the US she was fired from some coaching jobs for being harsh and abusive.
All very well. So, how would Savchenko have fared as a singles skater?Savchenko herself has been vocal about how abusive her own coaches were.
'Coaches hit me with pads' - 2018 champion Aljona Savchenko opens up on skating trauma - Winter OlympicsAljona Savchenko, one of the world’s most decorated pair skaters and a gold medallist in Pyeongchang four years ago, has opened up on some of her trauma.www.eurosport.com
(The link is geoblocked in the U.S. but not here in "Peru.")
One of the worst things about abusive people is that they frequently turn those they abuse into abusive people too.