Whether it is worth waiting for medals from our current figure skaters?Finished ringing the last chords of the television " project; Ice dance “ which brought together all present stars of figure skating, an otgulyala anniversary of the great trainer, Tatyana Anatolyevna Tarasova, on the quiet even skates bought and to ride went. It would seem, figure skating in our country began to experience a rebirth. Even those who well were very far from this sport, learned - names of current champions, the name which - what figured elements and competitions in TV began to trace willingly to be ill for ours. Generally, the people were inspired, but for a while …
in Tokyo awarded on March 24 the last set of medals within the figure skating World Cup. Russian national team for the first time in 45 years was left without medals of a world championship.
Really, in the absence of leaders - Evgeny Plushenko, Irina Slutskaya, Tatyana Totmianina and Maxim Marinin, Tatyana Navka and Roman Kostomarov - it is hardly possible to count on serious progress. Such outcome of events prior to the championship was predicted by the president of Federation of figure skating of Russia Valentin Piseyev. And the glorified champion Irina Rodnina declared: “ All knew that it will occur. Only not strongly resisted it! “
Can be the recession designated in Russian national team on figure skating after the end of the Olympic Games in Turin and which showed the first symptoms already in the World Cup to Calgary, quite natural phenomenon?,
If to consider stages of development of figure skating in other countries, it is easy to notice that America once dominated, and now her representatives are almost not visible (except for athletes with whom the Russian trainers are engaged). Deeply in the past there was outstanding progress of Czechoslovak figure skaters. Now process of a certain decline reached also our power. However, many believe that it will not be long, so pernicious. Though many leaders left, but trainers - they are remained “.
“ Great trainer`s school is what is in Russia, is what was not in the former ChSSR and the USA, - Alexey Mishin notes. - And if there are trainers capable to teach to win, then surely there will be athletes who will win again.,
On the guide of the Russian trainers really win, only when not ours … Television commentators consider, the championship in Tokyo triumph of the Russian trainers. Near foreign medallists of the Japanese superiority we saw Natalya Linichuk and Gennady Karponosov - teachers of the Bulgarian dancers of Albena Denkova and Maxim Staviysky. In female single skating Mikey Ando and Mao Asada`s success was shared by right with hostesses of tournament by Nikolay Morozov and Rafael Arutyunyan. And how many the athletes acting in Tokyo took lessons from Alexey Mishin and Tatyana Tarasova - not to count. Pupils from foreign countries not only absorb everything as a sponge, but also implicitly submit to teachers. They are ready to work resignedly for 10 hours a day. And to pay them to trainers as much how many in Russia in a month.
We see that the Russian school of figure skating is incredibly demanded in the world, still maintains reputation. But if figure skating is given up on a survival and on an initiative of trainers, it will be very long process. If our federation and the sports authorities are able financially to stimulate work of trainers, this process will take place is much more transient. Very much there is a wish for it! Accident of the championship in Tokyo not that we were left without medals, and that next year the number of representatives from Russia will force to reduce us. From “ singles “ for example, will go to about only one representative that will lower influence of the country in the International Federation figured drivings and chances of medals.,
I you are, in turn, dear parents, too you can help the Russian figure skating: buy to the child of a konyochka, give in a charge to the teacher, thereby rescuing his health and the future of Russia!