Elena Radionova “to rest a little week, but what to do: Homeland Calling”
– Indeed, the season was difficult. But I’m glad that I was able to get through the difficulties. Something did not work, but it makes my character stronger. I made a mistakes this season and will try to improve in the next skating.
What kind of errors have been so hard to say. Maybe somewhere unfinished, is not prepared, there were minor problems that provoked not a very good situation.
– What helped you get together?
– Just I was, was … I knew from the beginning that it would be difficult this season. Well? And someone easily. We have to fight. It’s easier to just sit down and give up. But it’s not in my nature. I always used to fight and what he wants. Still, in all competitions, except the World Cup, he has been in the top three. I understand that I can qualify for the top places.Not everything turned out, but I continue.
– Very frustrating when something did not work, as she wanted?
– At first upset. My character: either all or nothing. But lately I’ve been a little bit different was the reason and hope in the future I will succeed.
Of course, it is unpleasant, it is insulting, because every athlete tries and wants to perform at maximum. I understand how frustrating can be to others who have not been able to perform well or to get on the podium. Here everyone can understand. But what to do? So we have to work, to go further.
– – How has your outlook for this year?
– I’m a little rethink some situations.
– – If not a secret, how? I told myself: “Enough experience.”
– Yes, less emotion, more work.
– After your coach Inna Goncharenko Germanovna World Cup in Boston, said in an interview that he considers you an adult and gives more freedom in making decisions, the selection of music for the programs. But freedom – this responsibility.
– I really began to acquire me. I began to assess the situation itself is already occurring. But this does not mean that I stopped to consult with a trainer, how to do better. Of course, with age comes the opinion. However, it is I’ve always been. But now I have some things to better articulate.
– And it helps or hinders? After all, sometimes you just have to go and do, and spend time on the wording.
– I can not say that I have a very strong character changed. I’m still the same Radionova Lena as it was. We also together with the coach choose the music, Inna Germanovna offers me my options, I have it on your own. One opinion is good, but two is always better. Maybe I had not so carefully searched music now realize this come up, but we are discussing all together. However, while a relatively new program definition do not have, but we are in search of.
– – And what would you like?
– While I will not say what I want. But the idea is. And the director is new.
– Because women skating moves forward on the path of difficulty, or you will change something, add?
– Of course, I want to learn something new. In any case, I will strive towards this. However, at the moment I’m still getting used to his body. I can not say that I went to him one hundred per cent was used to, but if I can learn something new, it will be very good.
– Will the complexity will be high components. Agree?
— I do not know. Carolina Kostner skates well and his horse gets high components.
– Nevertheless, it is going to collect to Mishin, to probably, pull and technology.
— Yes. Well done!
– You can not reply to this question, but talk about the change of coach – this is nonsense?
– I just wanted to say about it. There was a strange situation when I suddenly began to ask, even on the phone call: “The truth is that going?” One woman wrote: “Do not, why such mistakes are made.” Imagine this came up! The funny thing is that even in this Inna Germanovna believed. And I think that mentally was ready for what I’m gone. I had to reassure her, to explain that everything is fine, that is not going anywhere.
Probably, people are accustomed to, that if an athlete any setbacks, he starts to look for problems on the side. But I think that the shortcomings of the season and there’s my fault. Somewhere unfinished, something not done. Therefore, in relation to the coach, I do not think you need now to change something. I am fine. You just have to take into account all the mistakes and move on.
– It’s great, if you think so: what a difficult situation it is necessary to look first of all the reasons in themselves and blaming them on someone else. And you say: all the same Lena. This reasoning adult.
– Of course, there are situations where the coach and the athlete reached its peak and understand that something needs to change, to move on. In my situation, this is not. I know that this coach can go ahead.
– In your group, there was a change. Came Sergei Voronov, recently Maxim Kovtun. It’s good for you?
– I feel better when I ride next to the athletes of the same level. A few months we trained with Sergei Voronov, skate on the same ice, do not interfere with each other. The same work. Everyone was watching him. But psychologically I felt better because now I have no one around, only children, and athletes team level.
In training, I not only helps Inna Germanovna Alexander Uspensky engaged with me slip. There choreographer Anna Bilibin came losifovna Lyudmila Vlasova.
I love it when she was there at the event. Lyudmila losifovna very confident, calm and experienced. She found me approach. And when it is close to the coach stands at the rim, all her energy, calmness and confidence are transmitted to me.
– You started the training, and what about the exams at school?
– 29, the first exam. Who we are involved with the teachers of Russian, biology and mathematics. Head busy lessons, tutors. But I do not forget the roller. I train. Major efforts are thrown, of course, to study.After very little time remains. It is necessary to pass the exams in three subjects and then go to college physical education. I rent just outside the 10 and 11 th grades. I hope offered. But I do not just want to hand over, and get good grades.
– After a rest?
– No, then the collection, it is necessary to set the program to start working. Rest I went for a week in Thailand right after the World Team Championship. The first time I was Phuket. I really liked it. Beautiful and so relaxing stay turned. Lying on the beach, sunbathing, swimming … Weeks, of course, a little, but what to do: Motherland calls. But not much relaxed.
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