From Russia with love [#29]: Spring 2018 and beyond

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Mad for Skating

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Vlad & Evgenia rumored sp music:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LhCd1W2V0Q

Alright. One thing I know for sure is, T/M hella better bring it or go home. :watch::eek::p :rollin:

You guys got sumpin' to live up to, and def sumpin' to prove with this choice. LKravitz ain't no slouch -- he always bring his MF A-game...

Apparently T/M ain't touchin' the lyrics, just the instruments :lol: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNTv5avjKbg

Confirmation anyone? Choreographer please stand up and identify yo'self! :D


And this rumored change of pace for T/M's fp:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0d5m6_Zwj5c The Winter - Balmorhea
Umm, and why didn't you ditch that nasty Candyman for this sublime melody at the Winter Olympics, huh? :duh: But oh well, moving forward hopefully with sass and style. You guys seriously have got to connect more with visible emotion on the ice. Try harder and better, please. :drama:
Well I think the FS will be fine but the sp makes me uneasy...

Fedor was training in Baselga di Pine with another partner.
Yes, her name is Elena Pavlova. She's 17 years old and was part of the Mozer group.

I doubt Fedor is that friendly with Nikita, but I don't think being friends with someone means anything...Max and Stephane are friends, and they are nothing alike. They are all adults with their own personalities. Secondly, being honest is "keeping it classy." She didn't call him any names...she said what happened, according to her. Fedor, I'm sure, has his own version of events, but he can either respond or just leave it be. It's not her responsibility to sugarcoat their breakup. (Most) Russian skaters don't play those silly PR games.
Preach it! I haven't seen many pics of Fedor and Nikita either - it seems like they are very separate people. And Fedor and Max are VERY different people - they have said so themselves.

And let's not forget that Ksenia has been through hell this year, it is only natural for her to sound a little ticked off. Not to mention, it is never easy to break up with a partner of nine years. It's like getting a divorce. So obviously there will be some bitterness.

Can Smirnov make a comeback to skate with Ksusha?
A DREAM! I really wish for this!

Also if you guys want to reminisce about their career with me, I have an Instagram fan page for them where I post collages and throwbacks https://www.instagram.com/queenkseniakingfedor/
 

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Stolbova, who won the gold of the team's Olympic tournament together with Fedor Klimov and silver in the sports pairs at the Sochi Olympics, stopped working together in the spring - after the figure skater suffered a leg injury before the World Cup in Milan.

"We have not even met since that time, Fedor did not get in touch, there was no interest either in my state of health or in my future plans," Stolbova said. "After the incident, I was left alone with myself." But I did not even have a thought to complete a career. "

The athlete said that her leg injury does not bother her any more: "I have completely recovered, and I want to say thank you to everyone who was with me during this difficult time, especially Tatyana Tarasova, who helped me morally, humanly and with the necessary rehabilitation, and our osteopath, Jorge Fernandez, I have healed everything that bothered me before, I continue to work, I continue to train. "

http://tass.ru/sport/5512285
I can't believe this..They were working together for a long time...If this is is true they don't like each other at all..If you like a person just a little bit you will inquire for him. It seems when we saw a pair we don't know anything what is in the background...
 

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I can't believe this..They were working together for a long time...If this is is true they don't like each other at all..If you like a person just a little bit you will inquire for him. It seems when we saw a pair we don't know anything what is in the background...
What they went through with the Olympics had to be incredibly hard - not only to miss out on participating but to never (as far as I have been able to discern from the posts on this) be given any explanation at all? Some people are brought together by adversity but some aren't, and this is exactly the kind of thing that could drive a wedge between all but the most saintly of partners.
 

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What they went through with the Olympics had to be incredibly hard - not only to miss out on participating but to never (as far as I have been able to discern from the posts on this) be given any explanation at all? Some people are brought together by adversity but some aren't, and this is exactly the kind of thing that could drive a wedge between all but the most saintly of partners.
I completely agree. Ksenia and Fedor always seemed to care about each other to a point, even though they weren't romantically involved. They understood they needed each other to get to the top. But when something completely unexpected happens, it's only natural for it to put a serious stress on a relationship. For an Olympian, missing the Olympics is like losing a baby. Ksenia and Fedor have always tried to work through things, but there comes a point when a person can only handle so much, and maybe he just walked out.
 

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Can we talk about Tuktamysheva's new twitter? (at least I'm pretty sure it's actually her? Adam Rippon and Jackie Wong are acting like it's really her) Her English is great and she's genuinely hilarious. I wish she'd gotten one sooner.

I also love how realistic she is about her skating and the competition in Russia. I hope her season goes well and she can make that world team again!
 

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Can we talk about Tuktamysheva's new twitter? (at least I'm pretty sure it's actually her? Adam Rippon and Jackie Wong are acting like it's really her) Her English is great and she's genuinely hilarious. I wish she'd gotten one sooner.

I also love how realistic she is about her skating and the competition in Russia. I hope her season goes well and she can make that world team again!
She is hilarious. I totally love her now.
 

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Maxim Trankov:
"It's a challenge. We (with Tarasova/Morozov) agreed on this: right now we are working for one season, if things don't work out, then I, Trankov, am a bad coach, I have failed. I will come back to my previous work, they will go their way with someone more professional. There's no offense - there are three more years until the Olympics, they have time. But if it works out, we will go together for 2022"
 

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So is this project primarily about Maxim Trankov or T/M? If I were them I would have flown the coop to Moskvina ages ago.
I thought this agreement was to give T/M chance to change their mind after one year, if it wasn’t working well for all parties, without having to worry about offending him or destroy their off ice relationship with him. I think it is quite generous arrangement, made with thinking about T/M’s needs. Sometimes it is so hard to leave your coach even though things may not be working.
 

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I thought this agreement was to give T/M chance to change their mind after one year, if it wasn’t working well for all parties, without having to worry about offending him or destroy their off ice relationship with him. I think it is quite generous arrangement, made with thinking about T/M’s needs. Sometimes it is so hard to leave your coach even though things may not be working.
True, but one season does not a great coach make. It takes several years to develop your craft. Trankov is not even a coach but a specialist. The world of pairs skating is moving back towards what Moskvina produced for her best pairs and you choose to instead work with an amateur in your prime years? It reeks of desperation to me. But let's hope for their sake that they have a respectable season.

EDIT: Experiment on a new team but not a mature team looking to make an immediate impact in probably their last quad as competitive skaters. Trankov could have declined, not true?
 

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True, but one season does not a great coach make. It takes several years to develop your craft. Trankov is not even a coach but a specialist. The world of pairs skating is moving back towards what Moskvina produced for her best pairs and you choose to instead work with an amateur in your prime years? It reeks of desperation to me. But let's hope for their sake that they have a respectable season.
I agree that he won’t become a great coach within one season, but it was T/M who wanted him. He agreed but put in place a clause that gives T/M the option to change their mind after a year without any hurt feelings on either side. I really can’t see anything wrong with it. He may not be a great coach within one year, but after one year T/M will know whether it works for them; they are working with him every day (or most days) so one year should be enough time to know.

Everyone is saying how great Moskvina is, and she did have a great results in the past, but it also doesn’t work for everyone. For example, I didn’t see much improvement in Efimova/Korovin who have been skating with Moskvina for a year. Mosknina also didn’t help much to Shevchenko/Bich, who skated with her for three years and eventually disappeared. And Bich used to look very promising at junior level.
 

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Robin Szolkowy is still working with them on the technical side, same as before. I don't see people attacking Aliona for being a first year coach, or Duhamel...
 

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Robin Szolkowy is still working with them on the technical side, same as before. I don't see people attacking Aliona for being a first year coach, or Duhamel...
Because Aljona is an innovator and Duhamel is a very hard worker. Trankov cannot claim to possess either of these qualities. If Tatiana was working with them I'd probably have more confidence in this project. But I wouldn't worry much the Russian machinery will ensure that they get respectable marks provided they stay vertical. They also do have great power and speed which the judges love.

As for Moskvina and any other great coach you also need great material. I am just surprised by how modestly they think of their talent. That's all.
 

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Robin Szolkowy is still working with them on the technical side, same as before. I don't see people attacking Aliona for being a first year coach, or Duhamel...
Meagan? She's not coaching teams by herself - she's helping teams that Bruno coaches. She's no one's main coach at the moment.
 
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