Olympic medalist, choreographer and director Ilya Averbukh expressed his opinion about the performance of Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov in the free program of sports pairs at the World Championships in Stockholm, Sweden.
“I remember the sensations from their performance at the Russian Championship in Chelyabinsk, when everyone jumped up and gave a standing ovation. Unfortunately, it didn’t work that way now, but the performance was very good. During the warm-up, Zhenya wrestled with salchow, and now she performed it perfectly. Everything seemed to be over. But there was an error on the sheepskin coat. Very sorry. There was also a hand touch on the ejection. But once again I want to thank their coaching tandem and Maxim Trankov. He evokes tremendous respect for the fact that he chose his own path and follows it. Everything is complicated, but now this couple is on the rise. I am sure that a mature coach will emerge by the next Olympic cycle. An amazing harmonious couple, professionals in what they do. Unfortunately, it is difficult to count on gold, but on a medal of a different value – why not, ”Averbukh said on the air of Channel One.
The judges rated the skating of Tarasova and Morozov in the free program at 141.30 points. Thus, on the sum of two performances, they scored 212.76 points.
Earlier it was reported that Kovtun appreciated the performances of Kolyada and Semenenko in the short program at the World Cup.