“Yes, at the Federation Cup Pervak for Russia has never played, but there were games at the youth and youth level. They are all taken into account. My opinion is this: The International Tennis Federation should not allow it to perform at the Games. For one simple reason: she did not live in Kazakhstan for more than a year before getting a passport, Tarpishchev said. – I, for example, oppose such a speech. Given how it was done. Generally incomprehensible! Her father called me about three weeks ago. He said that “this is her choice.” I replied: “I understand the choice, if there is no money. But you are a rich man, you have everything. So, she does not have a sense of patriotism, that’s all. ” He told me that she wants to play the Olympics. Well, I understand this desire, but it’s not civilized at all. There were no requests, there were no prerequisites. People just took it and left. “
The winner of the World Cup in snowboard last season, world champion-2007 Ekaterina Tudegesheva at the Olympic Games in Sochi-2014 will try to perform as best as possible, but so far does not anticipate. This Katya herself reported on Monday at a press conference in ITAR-TASS, dedicated to the upcoming test competition in February 2012 on snowboarding and alpine skiing in Sochi.
“The main task at the moment is to defend our title,” Catherine said. – Because of this, unfortunately, I most likely will not be able to participate in the competitions of the European Cup in Sochi, because at this time the World Cup stage is planned in Canada. Although in the current unpredictable weather for the season, everything can be. I think that next season, if the starts in our disciplines in Sochi are fixed in the calendar, I will definitely participate, “Tudegesheva specified in an interview with ITAR-TASS correspondent Lyubov Berzina after the press conference.
The athlete also added that defending her title is much more difficult than winning. “It was incredibly easy for me to perform last season,” she said, “I was practically not nervous and I won without any problems.” For me everyone was very sick and worried, but I managed to keep my composure on the tracks and the support of my fans played a big role, performance at competitions “.
Catherine noted that the main starts this season considers the remaining stages of the World Cup. “I will try to do it to the maximum,” she added, “And, of course, the overall credit of the CM is to win.” It’s very difficult to keep the title, I will not deny It’s clear now that European snowboarders have done a very great job, they have trained very well and are in great shape, it’s not easy to win from them, I think I will need a lot of strength to win. ”
Ekaterina noted that getting acquainted with the route in Sochi, where the future Olympians-2014 is to perform, will be one of the important guarantees of success. “Before every stage of the CM, it takes at least two days, it’s a minimum, to go on a track,” she said, “because when you go to a distance without studying it, you can not develop the speed at which you are ready and show the maximum result. Therefore, you must first train on the tracks where you have to start. “
Very briefly there was a pause in the World Cup competitions among the masters of the “White Circus”: between the final stage of the year of the past and the first stage of the year, the interval is only 5 days. On January 3, masters of technical disciplines meet in Croatian Zagreb, where women are the first to compete for the World Cup start-up phase of 2012 in a special slalom …
In the competitions in Zagreb will take part and Russian Anna Sorokina, which is the first of all our World Cup participants will open Russian performances in the New Year.
With an interval of one day after women – on January 5 in the same discipline will start men. There is planned to double the Russian representation: in the stage will take part Sergei Maytakov and Alexander Khoroshilov.
We wish our skiers good luck in the first stage of the World Cup in the New Year!