Mikhail Kolyada we talk about the preparation for the season Yes, Misha, you went to training camps and to a show in Japan in the beginning of August. What did you do and how did you like to skate there? I really liked it. The Japanese audience is above any praise, the organization is super the guys that were there were a great crew I liked to train and perform with them What else can I say? It was all great! There is no need for many words. There were Nathan Chen, Shoma Uno, Boyang Jin … Yes, all friends.
You skated your programs … Yes, the short and the free program. The free I skated in a shortened version, instead of 4.10 we cut it to 3.10. I skated there with triple jumps in the short and in the free because I had a little knee injury at the training camp in June and July Therefore, a little … overall, I broke my programs in before an audience. What can you say about these programs you announced their names After you mounted them and skated them in the show what has changed? What are they about and in general how do you like them? I like them a lot. Both short and free program. What are they about? Bascially I think everybody will understand. At least I am hoping that when I skate that everyone understands what I want to bring across to the audience. As for changes that is probably let it be a little intriguing. As for changes in the program. How different are the programs from what you skated before? What is new, even not about the elements but from your inner perception. How do you unfold in them do you feel something that wasn’t there before? Yes, something has come up, but I probably can’t name it exactly. But probably the relationship to the programs has changed and my perception and the vision of the music the jumps, everything that is in the program has a little changed. How much does it help to skate the programs in front of a crowd before the start of the season? It helps a lot. That is, we skated there many shows. The first one I got out there was a lot of adrenalin. I thought long forgotten feelings. In the last shows I went out and had a lot of fun. When you skate before an audience it feels very different from when you skate at home and the coach and someone else is watching you. Lisa (Tuktamysheva) said that the shows helped her a lot you got out twice a day Yes.
Then you get into it … The process is much faster, yes. Let’s see what will happen this year, I really hope that it helps and it will be the same for me. I went there and it was hard, then I left, and when I skated the programs it was quite easy. Last season you had health problems that stopped you from showing everything you can do and are capapble of. How it is now? Were you able to solve these problems during the summer? Yes. We went to Kislovodsk to heal, all is good, I’m alive and healthy. Where except for Kislovodsk did you go to? I was in Latvia as usual, for 3 weeks. I don’t even know for how many years we’ve been going there. There, we were training and not healing. The question that you fans want to know you changed your civil status We congratulate you and Dasha Beklemishcheva for getting married Thank you Dasha, who skated with Maxim Bobrov and competed in many junior and then senior events. What maybe has changed? Maybe. I don’t even know, maybe there is a feeling of responsibility. To be honest, I don’t talk about that in public after all that is personal, the personal life and it is so personal that I don’t talk about it. But something has changed for sure, maybe not from the outside, but inside. The preparation again, there are the test skates and which competitions do you plan to attend? Bratislava and Finlandia Trophy. The Grand Prix this year are in Canada and Japan. What goals do you set for yourself? Goals … let it be a secret. We do it like that today. Will you do all the planned elements from the very beginning of the season or rather decide from event to event what to do and include step by step what is consistent? I think it is the second option probably. Because you need to apply tactics. We’ll work on that in general. On the tactics, on what to do in which competition Again, it will be interesting. Misha, you made us curious we’ll wait for your new programs. We wish you success and see you soon at the test skates. Thank you.