Sotnikova is serious competitor for anyone, thinks her rivals’ coach

Adelina Sotnikova at Skate America 2012

Viktoria Vochkova-Butsaeva, a coach of Russia’s Sofia Biryukova and Polina Korobeynikova, assessed the Russian figure skaters, who performed at the Grand Prix Skate America last week.

“I liked Adelina Sotnikova at Skate America, even though she had some mistakes. In any case, the level of her skating was very high. We see that she is no longer a junior, which she was two or even one year ago. She has a very powerful and senior skating. Now she is a serious competitor for all ladies in the world,” Volchkova said Fcp-press.

“As for Alena Leonova, it seems to me that she still did not quite get the optimum physical condition. Only she and her coach can know what the reason is for that. Now she needs more time but at the same time she had it enough. Every athlete wants to be on top physical shape. But also there are reasons why this does not work.” the coach added.

Recall that the students of Vochkova are also assigned to the Grand Prix series of this season. Sofia Biryukova will compete at the Cup of China and NHK Trophy, and Polina Korobeynikova will show her performances at Trophée Eric Bompard and Rostelecom Cup.

Photo: Anthony Bolante

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