Elena Tchaikovskaia: “I like Kavaguti/Smirnov but they should not skate their programs in so gloomy style”

Elena TchaikovskaiaRussian coach Elena Tchaikovskaia admitted that she remained upset for the second place of Yuko Kavaguti/Alexander Smirnov at the European Championships in Bern and expressed the opinion that the young Russian pairs should find their unique face. 

“I am disappointed that with such a failure of Savchenko/Szolkowy we still stayed in second place. Nevertheless, even with such errors they are the winners. Because they have a fantastic programs, unusual images, great elements, an amazing attitude. Aliona’s smile, her movements, inspiration – all this are just wonderful.

I like Kavaguti/Smirnov but they should not skate their programs in so gloomy style. Simple, nice skating should not pretend for the Olympic medals. You can teach technique, but we must not forget that need to create the unique face of a pair“- quoted Tchaikovskaia the Moskovsky Komsomolets.

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