Alexander Tikhonov at the European Championships in figure skating, cataliotti: Mr Song / RIA Novosti
Four-time Olympic champion in biathlon Alexander Tikhonov criticized the figure skating Federation of Russia. His words are quoted by Sport24
Tikhonov said that the coaching staff of the Russian skaters too age. As examples, he cited Tamara Moskvin (77), Alexei Mishin (77 years old) and Elena Chaikovskaya (79), appointed Chairman of the coaching Council. “It says that all do not care, the elderly are working, all well over seventy. Is Eteri Tutberidze, (44) yet, but she isn’t a girl,” said the former biathlete.
Tikhonov has repeatedly criticized the Russian biathletes. He offered to disband the current biathlon guide, to prohibit athletes to work in the state Duma and to expel Russia from the world biathlon.
Olympic champion living in Belarus. 72-year-old specialist said that “the farther from the Russian gossip, the better.”
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