Four-time champion of Russia in figure skating Maxim Kovtun said “Gazetesi” that due to quarantine Russia may lose the position of leader in figure skating.According to the athlete, many skaters can end up with a skating due to the inability to recover after a long break. “We have such a sport is not football: coordination is lost very quickly, jumping forgotten. You have to teach them again, but won’t work for everyone, unfortunately,” he said.Kovtun noted that this kind of holiday skaters never in his career was not. At home people relax, it is also necessary to consider that some of the athletes grows, one begins to gain weight and some lose the desire to ride.According to the skater, athletes have to recover and adjust to the mode in discipline, which could theoretically equalize the chances of the Russian national team, earlier superior competitors, with foreign athletes.”I think two months of daily training will go to look more or less okay. But I’m not talking about execution — it is only about the “look right”, – said Kovtun.

A story of a broken career. Skater Maxim Kovtun has retired from the sport
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Maxim Kovtun returned to a time of self-isolation in his native Yekaterinburg, where he has the opportunity to train in the gym.Recall that the skater announced his retirement in April 2019. Kovtun is the silver medalist of European championship 2015 and 2017, two-time silver medalist of the world team championship 2015 and 2017, and four-time champion of Russia in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2019.