1 Pictorial |
5' 9" (1.75 m)
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You have to love what you're doing, I mean you have to really, deeply believe and of course, you can't do that by yourself, you have to have a team around you who support you, and in my case it was my coach Tatiana Tarasova, and she really helped me a lot through the tough time which I had in my life. You know everything, everything counts, your coach, yourself, your dedication, your education, ...
The only year he lost the World Championship, 2001, he had to compete unable to feel half his right foot due to painkilling injections administered before he skated because of an injury. The numbness made it difficult for him to control the landings of his jumps, but he still managed to skate well enough to secure second place.