“It will not be difficult for Valieva to return to the old program if it is difficult to skate this production” – Betina Popova

Team Tournament Olympic Champion Kamila Valieva will be able to return to one of the old programs if it is psychologically difficult for her to perform a new one devoted to the doping scandal at the Beijing Olympics, says the Universiade champion, choreographer Betina Popova .

Valieva demonstrated new programs during the Russian team’s trial skates last week.

– In the free program, I read a lot of reviews that it is not clear how to evaluate and perceive it. Viewers’ opinions were divided into two opposing camps. I haven’t formed my opinion yet.

Trial skates are always one thing, and competitions are another.

On the one hand, Camila relived this tragedy, one might say, although that is a very terrible word. Emotionally, I think it’s going to be hard to skate all season. Will it hurt him the same way every time? Is it even worth it? Or, with the help of this program, will she be able to solve and give up the problem? I do not know. In ethical terms, this is a difficult question.

But I think the technical staff consulted Camila, and they made this joint decision. But if anything, it won’t be a problem to go back to an old program if it’s really hard for Camila to skate this one,” Popova told Gazeta.Ru.


Source : MatchTV

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