Such speculations are reasonable at this point, given RFSF's conduct lately, and some speculations taking place on Russian chats. But i personally don't think that's the reason. RFSF would not risk losing 3 spots and Kovtun is stronger than Lazukin, when both skate well. Also, if he had a minor injury, he'd probably try to skate anyway. So it maybe not something "minor"..
It will be cruel and heartless, but if both Nikita and Zach out NikitaZach each other and both go down, I just might be a little. or a little if DivaChock kicks their lifeless bodies off the ice and gets herself a medal. You just know one of the two of them will put that foot down on a twizzle or do a butt plant on the ice.
Yeah, if he'd mucked up at Universiade and finished below Lazukin there, we could speculate. Instead he defeated Samarin. The Russian men this season . . . (Hope Aliev is back to training. They are "running" short of replacements).
Kovtun got on the verge of me being tolerable towards him for the first time ever this season, as his programs was better and he seemd committed. Then he bombed Euros and was back to his old self. I'm not talking about the jumps, but how he just gave up on the program. Blah. Same old. So I'm totally happy I won't get to see him in Japan. I guess I'm evil. Mu-ha-ha!
Can't believe I forgot to mention this interview here
As i see, only some parts were translated - they also called themselves losers (and it is the original headline) ; said that their favorite dancers are Zhiganshina/Gazsi, Pechalat/Bourzat and Denkova/Staviskii
- Have you thought about splitting/ changing partners?
Mozgov: Always think about it. But understand that I won't find a partner like her. We are both insane