Just imagine: a huge ice palace, you go on the ice. Around whisper tickling hearing your name. Everything is shaking from the strain. Shaking, and you. Heard the first chords of music. And so it began: coats, axel somersaults, cascade? Not waiting for the end of your speech, several thousand people standing up in unison from their seats and heard the deafening applause. But you did not notice you as if it were not there, you're all in the music. Music and you - a whole. And now triumph! Unending applause. You - the hero of the competition, the hero of his country, you - the standard to be emulated! On such a success and love of fans dream of every athlete. But that success only comes to favorites, such as Alexei Yagudin
. Alexei Yagudin
was born March 18, 1980 in St. Petersburg. He began skating at age four, after the mother took the boy's painful to the rink to improve his health. Hardly mother Alexei
while thought of her son might turn out first-class figure skater. Especially since he Lesch, when I was a little boy, very much wanted to become a driver of large trailers or, at worst, a taxi driver. But his childhood dream not come true. Talents and abilities of a simple guy St. Petersburg family gave abyss Alexei
Mishin. Under the guidance of Mishin Lesch one of the world's first easily deals with a jump of four turnover, . took 4 th place at the Junior World Championships, . and in 1996 - already the first, . in 1998 ranked fifth at the Nagano Olympics, . becomes the first European champion and the world.,
. And suddenly leaves him and begins to train with Tatiana Tarasova
. Then all abused Alexis, laughed, called a fool: "When I ride on the same ice with Evgeny Plushenko, we podpihivali each other at a higher level. One made some element, the other also wants to. But it is morally we "kill" each other. For each jump was a war. I do not think a mistake to go to Tarasova. Of course, grateful to Misha, had I learned the art technology, and from Tatiana Tarasova - artistry and slip ", - explains his action Lesch.
Tatiana Tarasova is called a man, possessed of his profession, she is looking at figure skating, especially the beauty of spiritual impulse. And when Tatiana agreed to train Yagudin
, many were shocked. "Whom do you got?" You're all in your mind? He absolutely neartistichen, it is not your direction, and all the techie. What will you do with it? "- Dissuaded Tatiana Tarasova. But she found that to. Left with the Lesha train in the U.S., opened in the skaters artistry: "Alesha - my favorite job. He - the best! "- Said the famous coach.
Alex has twice became world champion and Europe, several times won the Grand Prix Final. But in the season 2000/2001 was only the second, losing all principal starts his main rival Evgeni Plushenko. When the European Championships in 1998 and Lesch Zhenya first encountered in the fight for first place, the world did not know that this is only the beginning of the rivalry of two amazing best figure skater in recent years. Since then, the names of famous athletes sounded together. They - ideals, but ideals of something different: they can not unite. They can not celebrate a pair. Because the difference between the first and second place is the difference between victory and defeat. They fight for the title of being the best, for both the main - to defeat an opponent.
At the Olympics in 2002 ended the most unprecedented inflame a battle in the history of figure skating. Olympic gold coveted both, but the first two places does not happen (at least in the men's figure skating). Dream came true only one. Even when heard the first chords of music, it became clear who will be the Olympic champion. Alex in both programs was head and shoulders above the other skaters, he felt it.
Even on the ice, raised his hands triumphantly, always calm and restrained Lesch was unable to restrain emotions. He fell to his knees and kissed the ice. Then I started with childlike joy to jump on the ice. Never before Alex had not received such assessments: all 5.9 for technique and four 6.0 for artistic. Lesch remembered how difficult was the way to this victory, and - wept. I do not care that his tears - accessible to millions: he ascended to Olympus. Four and a half minutes separated life guy in half. Previously, he was a former world champion, talented singles skater, one of the contenders for gold in Salt Lake City. Now Alexei Yagudin
- the strongest skater planet. With that now you can not argue!
Despite the fact that Alex - the famous athlete, he still remains in his actions a young guy. He is fond of fishing, the Internet, playing bowling, tennis and golf. He goes to the disco, meeting with friends and dreams of finding a simple Russian girl, able to understand it and be faithful. Favorite berries - cherries. Favorite food - sushi and mushroom soup. He does not like - peaches, dirt, and when the subway goes slowly. And regardless of what lives in the United States, said that his soul will always be Russian!
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