The pairs skating duo of Alena Kostornaya and Georgy Kunitsa took fifth place at the Russian Grand Prix stage in Moscow.
“You can see that the guys are working, but for me to this day they lack in their rolling, exactly pair skating. As far as the elements are concerned, they do quite difficult elements, but for me the question of rolling remains open at the moment.
How long and complicated can it be? It is purely individual for everyone. I think it’s important how much the skaters match each other in terms of internal rhythm. So far they don’t really match in terms of rhythm and look more like singles,” said Katharina Gerboldt.
Inna Goncharenko assessed the progress of Alena Kostornaya and Georgi Kunitsa.
“The progress, as they call it, is evident. I like Alyona very much, a girl with beautiful lines, with her charisma, with her handwriting. A bright partner. I love such couples, Georgiy shades her courageously.
I like them, I immediately said that this couple promises to be very promising in the future, they claim a high level. You can see the excitement, they want to break through, to rise as quickly as possible.
From rental to rental they roll down, and the progress is visible to me personally. The guys can be congratulated on this, but there is still a lot of work to be done.
But the performances are very good. Yes, not without mistakes, but they have their own way to go, and there is no escape from it. I think they will get through the rolling period quicker than most, I’d like to believe that. This is the pair that is memorable,” said Goncharenko.