Olympic figure skating champion Alexei Urmanov, in a conversation with , called the withdrawal of silver medalists from last year’s Russian ice dance championship a loss. Diana Davis and Gleb Smolkina from the stage of the Russian Grand Prix in Moscow.
Previously, Vasily Konov, deputy general producer of , announced on his Telegram channel that Davis and Smolkin will not perform at the Russian Grand Prix in Moscow, which will be held on November 12-13. The couple is also announced for the sixth stage of the series, which will be held in Perm at the end of November.
– Naturally, this is a loss for the Moscow stage. In general, there weren’t as many dance pairs in the last three stages. We didn’t see the main couples at all. And Davis and Smolkin were with us at the Olympics, they are members of the national team… The reasons for withdrawal may be different. Everyone, and above all the federation, is interested in the fact that all our athletes compete on the stages.
Still, in the current situation, the FFKKR has done everything to keep the skaters motivated. There is also a prize fund – this is a very good incentive, in my opinion. Therefore, we must move forward, endure and train all the guys, participate in competitions. That’s what sport is for. People train to bring their achievements to public attention. That’s the whole point, – said Urmanov “”.
Source : MatchTV
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