Anna Yanovskaya: “We want to show love beyond understanding”
The 2015 world junior champions in ice dance Anna Yanovskaya and Sergey Mozgov of Russia were in no hurry to move into senior skating and as time has shown, it was a pretty smart move.
After the 2013/2014 season, when the couple won all the junior gold medals, except the one of the worlds, many expected to see them in the major ice dancing cohort. Yet the Russians decided to stay in juniors for another season.
Yanovskaya and Mozgov were well aware that the modern ice dancing is a very demanding skating discipline and it’s better to wait another season, working on the technical improvements and preparing for meetings with the most titled world couples. And of course, they still had the one medal to earn – the gold of the world junior championships, which the Russians took in March 2015 in Tallinn, Estonia.
“We are advancing towards this goal (world junior champs) gradually, by little steps. Not everyone was happy that we decided to stay in juniors. But we did everything right and now feel a sense of complete satisfaction,” Mozgov told R-Sport after the win.
“A transfer to another level should be done with responsibility, after resolving existing weak moments. We had to add more emotionality, relationships between partners and choreographic improvements to our performances,” he added.
Before their victory in Tallinn, Yanovskaya and Mozgov repeated their success of the previous year, winning two Junior Grand Prix events and taking the second consecutive JGP Final champions title. They also took gold at the 2015 Russian junior championships.
According to Anna Yanovskaya, the ice dance duo is now working hard, preparing to their debut in senior skating and working on the new programs, where the Russians will try to show love that rules destinies and is beyond human understanding.
American online edition Icenetwork talked with Anna Yanovskaya about last year’s successes, preparation for the first season in senior ice dancing, new programs and main expectations for the coming season.