Nor on mine, Tiff's great grandmother died in Auschwitz in 1942No problem. There’s no room on this forum for anti-Semitism, not under my watch.
I’m so sorry! I can’t even imagine how terrible that must have been. Sending lots of love to your family.
Except, I suppose, for us lefty liberal US Jews, the vast majority of whom vote for Obama and not the guy lowering rich people’s taxes....
Not quite sure how she can go to Novogorsk, when no-one is supposed to be entering and leaving in the 21 days lockdown session?
It was not only Sakhanovich, it was four very promising girls - Medvedeva, Sakhanovich, Sotskova and Proklova. In their first junior season, I actually liked most Sakhanovich and Proklova. Sakhanovich had a very nice basic skating, powerful skating, very soft knee and good interpretation of her programs. Proklova had a lot of energy and fire/passion within her. At the end, those two ended up lower than Medvedeva and Sotskova.It’s funny how a career develops. Herself and Evgenia were battling it out in ’13 - ‘15 but they went in very different directions from there.
Nor the guys, nor their coaches said that the programs (or 'competition on programs' as you said) is the reason why they are skipping the first training camp.Boykova/Kozlovsky's coach is speaking. Their situation seems very odd. They had a choice of going to a training camp but chose not to (claiming it is due to State School Exams). Now it sounds like the completion of programmes is the issues. I understand that "just skating around" without programmes is not a path to gold, but getting back on skates and practicing the set elements and jumps could not hurt....
When we are allowed to train in St. Petersburg, we will start training here, and then, according to our preliminary plan, we would like to go to Kislovodsk. I think we won't go to Novogorsk in the near future. But the first training camp, in any case, will be in St. Petersburg because Alexandra is passing the exams, and the last one is in mid-July. The main thing for us right now is that Sasha passes her exams, so we’re not twitching anywhere"
Interesting. So does that mean the athletes who get admitted to the sports universities have to do a 'sports related' degree?For example, Sofia Samodurova (she is also graduating this year) doesn't need to pass biology and get the highest points in order to get to the St Petersburg Sports university since she has a European gold medal. I guess it will be the same with Alina Zagitova and Moscow University of Physical education. So they will pass these exams and all, but those exams are not necessary for them to be enrolled in Universities.
And in Aleksandra's case these exams are crucial, since she wants to get a degree in non-sports related sphere and in one of the country's best universities.
It doesn’t mean they have to. Just usually athletes try to get this coaching degree while they are still competing, because you can’t start officially coaching (aka got implored by the Fed or any state rink) until you get this type of diploma.Interesting. So does that mean the athletes who get admitted to the sports universities have to do a 'sports related' degree?
What counts as that? Human movements? Physiotherapy?