A new video on which Yagudin speaks English
Alexei was commenting boys' SP for the "Russia" TV-channel (in a pair with Zhurankov).
(about Brian Orser)
Zhurankov: he is a very smart expert. At least, in reference to his work with his students, how he tunes up one's mind before a competition.
Yagudin: It is a puzzle for me: how he prepares his athletes. As far as I know him, he is an absolutely gentle person, very kind, he lets everything go through his heart, everything what he does. Maybe it results in success for his students.
(about Misha Ge)
Yagudin: Misha is a shining example of an athlete who put his heart into his skating.
(about Patrick Сhan)
When they were skating together in shows, Patrick Сhan asked Alexei to help with his axel. Alexei tried to help, but nothing has changed. Alexei says, that the problem is in the beginning. It is possible to start axel from the edge or from the "stopper". Patrick has something between two possible variants. Patrick "absolutely doesn't go up".
(about Stéphane Lambiel)
Yagudin: I guess Stéphane... (I've spent very much time with him, when we were skating in many foreign shows) I guess Stéphane is a person who lets all his work go through his heart. He can't just come to a training, spend some time with his students, make some comments and go away. Stéphane is one of those people to be proud of for the figure skating world. Maybe I shouldn't say, that there are few such people, but I guess he is as great as Nikolai Morozov, Alexei Mishin, Tatiana Anatolievna Tarasova, and many others. These are such coaches who will spend every minute, every second with a student. I guess Deniss (Vasilievs) went to Switzerland in order to have such an attentive coach, in order to work with great Stéphane Lambiel.
(about Denis Ten)
Yagudin: I know his parents. I know how deep they are involved into the complicated figure skating world.
Alexei also was praising Ten - as he is used to do.
Alexei says this is the first time he comments for TV.
It is said Yagudin was commenting ladies as well (free program), but I haven't watched ladies yet. I will have time for that, but a little bit later.
I LOVE that. I think he's very.... honest. He's exceptionally Russian. There is no diplomatic answers or comments to make someone feel better. And I think he knows the sport very very well from a very unique perspective. I would kill to have him and Kulik do commentary. It would be savage and amazing. LOLPragmatic? He was telling right during commenting, that he wasn't very attentive to the recent news in skating, that he has daughters now, you know.
There is no diplomatic answers or comments to make someone feel better.
Darn it, Rina. You're going to make me love him more than Kulik if you keep telling us stuff like this.He can be diplomatic, when he wants to. So... it is even funnier.
Next time he should take his daughters with him.
Not long ago Liza was asked who brushes her hair in the morning. She said: "dad".