Readers of “StarHit” has made a rating of the brightest contenders for victory in the next winter games in South Korea. Talented athletes told us about how they have to prepare for one of the most important events in their lives.
To the International Olympic day, June 23, we made stars out of promising Russian athletes. It is they who, in the opinion of the readers of “StarHit”, can bring the country medals at the winter games in South Korea in 2018. From what they had to give up for the sake of places on the podium, favorites, shared with “StarHit”.
Evgeny Medvedev (figure skating)
Any medal, except gold, will be regarded by fans young athletes as a loss. Evgeny Medvedev – the main hope of the Russian single skating. At the age of 17 she already won all imaginable and unimaginable awards, and becoming double world champion (in 2016 and 2017) and two-time European champion. This year the girl finishes high school, while continuing to actively prepare for the Olympics.
“It is an important period in my career, I’m on 7-8 hours a day on the ice, – says Medvedev “StarHit”. – Time and effort on entertainment at all. Sometimes just laying and staring at the ceiling. To go to the movies, bowling, dining more often than once a month, can’t afford. But true friends all understand.”
VIKTOR AHN (SHORT-TRACK)
Change of places
A native of Korea is the most decorated short-track racer in history – the 20-time world champion! Victor moved to Russia in 2011, and at the Olympics in Sochi in 2014-has erines us the first gold medal. For the sake of continuing his sports career Viktor had to give up Korean citizenship – after all, at home at the athlete put an end due to a knee injury. In Korea Ana remained friends, relatives.
“First received a Russian passport I, then Ri, who became my wife – says 31-year-old An. – With her help I adapted quickly, she helped me learn Russian language. Of course, we both miss Korea. The wife there’s even a café in Seoul is. After moving I rarely communicate with siblings. Try to catch up when they come to visit. But in Russia I feel good”.
ANTON SHIPULIN (BIATHLON)
The skier was born in a family, each member of which is related to biathlon – father, mother, older sister… That Anton does not disappoint, becoming the worthy successor of the dynasty: last winter Olympics in Sochi, he was the champion in the relay, South Korea also plans to compete for a medal. To keep fit, 29-year-old biathlete is necessary not only to follow a diet.
“I love to get the adrenaline pumping, says Anton. – Sorry to have to limit yourself to the extreme, because you can get injured. And so, I love boating, would love riding, and skiing, and diving. I dream to jump with a parachute or bungee. Still to come!”
ALENA ZAVARZINA (SNOWBOARD)
I want to learn!
To the sport brought her parents in 10 years. The moment when in the last Olympic games, she won bronze in the parallel giant slalom, and her husband Vic wild a few minutes took the gold, remember all the fans. Zavarzin has long been dreaming of getting a second specialty.
“I would like to devote more time to study and get quality education – admitted 28-year-old Alena “StarHit”. – Now, unfortunately, is not possible. Crushing the books in my spare time. When we have long-term fees, pleasure immersed in reading. Every athlete needs to think about the future. Most young guys don’t even think who would be after his sports career. I plan to work as a Manager in the sports industry. You may receive a diploma abroad. In Russia, unfortunately, not so many places to give enough knowledge in this area.”
IVAN TELEGIN (HOCKEY)
Husband of Pelagia, which, the singer gave daughter Taisia at the beginning of the year, is one of the strongest players of Russian national team. Like many young people, 25-year-old Telegin – a lover of tasty and nutritious meals on the go.
“To be in shape for training camp, athletes must eat right – says “StarHit” coach Ivan of CSKA Dmitry Kvartalnov. – No junk food, just the right food that helps to choose a fitness coach. You need to listen. Of course, sometimes you want junk food, but God restrains himself for the result.”
SERGEY USTYUGOV (SKIING)
Down with emotions!
The “king of trails” – the so-called 25-year-old Sergei Ustyugov. Career the sportsman has the mother, who in 2001 wrote it to a partition to something to do disobedient and rebellious child. And the first coach of the future stars, almost replacing the boy’s father was Ivan Bragin. It was his instruction and even rage, which was caused by the actions of a student, helped him cope with his complex character.
“He said I could achieve great things, but poor discipline negate everything – shares Ustyugov. – Then I decided that I will train for real and develop, become more restrained and smarter.” Character Ustyugov became softer, but the rebellious spirit is still here. It helps the skier win!
ANNA SIDOROVA (CURLING)
Between us city
Anna Sidorova in her 26 – two-time European champion and seven-time champion of Russia. But sporting life interfere with the relationship of Anna and her family.
“I have a friend Inna, she lives in Vladimir, – says Anna with “StarHit”. The last time I saw you was over a year ago. Inna complains, saying that the TV looks at me more often than live. And she came up with the joke. Girlfriend says our relationship as the Windows logon screen saver starts. Remember how there loading icon loading? So she says, saying that our separation is already full loading! I hope this year we will still be able to meet…”
ELENA RADIONOVA (FIGURE SKATING)
Elena Radionova is the first and still the only one in history two-time world Junior champion in women’s figure skating. Off the ice, like any girl, 18-year-old Elena loves to dress up. However, she cannot wear high heeled shoes.
The “foot – my working tool, says Radionova “StarHit”. – I try not to risk it and not wear high heels, so as not to stumble and fall. Suddenly something goes wrong and I damage the joints or ligaments?”
EVGENIA TARASOVA AND VLADIMIR MOROZOV (FIGURE SKATING)
Athletes admit that their life is full of restrictions. 22-year-old Eugene in the childhood was fond of drawing. “But the tight schedule forced me to suppress my creativity,” says “StarHit” Tarasova. Partner girl, 24-year-old Vladimir Morozov, notes that is also forced in many ways to deny yourself. “I love to travel – confessed skater with “StarHit”. – Was in Thailand, in Bali. I dream to go to Latin America, the Caribbean, but while there’s no time. Of course, Zhenya and I travel a lot around the world with the goal of training and competing, but that’s not it: you’re all business and can’t stand an hour to wander around a new city…”
ALEXANDER TRETYAKOV (SKELETON)
Skeleton Alexander Tretyakov four years ago he became a father. However, his daughter Eva is not fan of daddy’s job, because it is often away from home.
“Seeing that I’m picking up the suitcase she stands in the door: “No entry!” – says 32-year-old Alexander with “StarHit”. – Go, call Nastya, please give the tube a little, and she in any. I will not say, with the Pope to talk. Here she goes faster, then we’ll talk! Trying to brighten up the lack of a gift from abroad be sure to bring eve doll or new clothes – a dress, a jacket…”