Marina Zoueva: “Both teams did a great job”

Ice Dance podium at 2013 World championships

Yesterday night, at the 2013 World figure skating championships, American ice dance duo of Meryl Davis and Charlie White won their second title. Their friends and main rivals Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada took the silver medal.

Russia’s Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitri Soloviev took the bronze.

Marina Zoueva, who coaches both Noth American teams, shared with media her impressions on another success of her students.

“Both of my duos are simply stunning ice dancers and great people! I am very happy for them and proud of them! Hopefully in the future there will be even more competitive spirit between them, and they will fight and show their best sides!” Zoueva commented.

On Davis/White’s victory:

“They were just perfect! What could be better? They came to the competitions, they fought and they won!”

“I want to note that if ice dance couples of one team perform at one event, then no one of them loses – just another one wins. I take care of them just like about my children! Today one team did the job better but another duo also did a great job – I can’t find fault for something, everything was just perfect! “

On differences:

“In my view, both couples skated very well, difficult and emotionally. But today we saw two completely different programs performed by completely different skaters. They differ in style, emotions and feelings. Therefore it is always so hard to choose which one is better. It’s like choosing between apples and oranges.”

On audience:

“We do everything for the audience. We want that people, who come to arena, were able to empathize and participate in the creative mystery, even if only for few minutes! And if at the time of skating viewers can internally feel a sense of excitement, we may assume that I and guys did our job. “

On Olympics:

“I think in the next season in ice dance will simultaneously develop the technical and artistic side. But after the Olympics the rules will change. And a new champion will have to bring something new to ice dance again. I think my champions already have brought to ice dancing very much!”

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