Rooting for underdogs!
In an interview with RIA Novosti correspondent Boris Khodorovsky, the coach of the reigning world champion Nathan Chen Rafael Arutyunyan spoke about the reasons for his student's defeat at the start of the Grand Prix series, about his plans for the Olympic season and the idea of holding a jumping duel between Russian figure skaters and American figure skaters at the Channel One Cup ...
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В интервью корреспонденту РИА Новости Борису Ходоровскому тренер действующего чемпиона мира Натана Чена Рафаэл Арутюнян рассказал о причинах поражения своего... РИА Новости Спорт, 11.11.2021
RA: I generally have a proposal to Channel One to organize jumping competitions between two teams - Russian girls and American guys. For greater competition, it is possible to collect a third, from Russian figure skaters, strengthening it with European legionnaires.
Q: But what about American girls?
RA: In such a tournament, they simply cannot compete. But a knockout tournament with the participation of men from North America and Russian girls will raise the ratings of TV broadcasts to unprecedented heights. Chen will definitely not be complex in front of Trusova.