Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Following change, Volosozhar and Morozov are poised to shine

Following the 2008 World Figure Skating Championships, Ukraine's Tatiana Volosozhar and Stanislav Morozov made a major change in their career. They left their home town of Kiev and moved to Chemnitz, Germany, to train under Ingo Steuer alongside reigning World Champions Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy.

"We didn't have a real pair skating coach in Kiev," Morozov explained. "Mostly I was training her (Volosozhar), and this didn't work out too well. It was somehow logical that we switch to a very experienced coach. Ingo not only skated well himself, but he is also a very experienced coach and there is no other alternative for us in the Ukraine and even in the world."

Earlier this last season, the Ukrainians narrowly missed the podium at the European Championships, finishing fourth. Then they struggled during the free skate at Worlds to come in ninth overall.

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