Daniil Krutskikh. How it was!
Last week, the world championship in the Laser Radial class ended, which was won by Daniil Krutskikh, a pupil of the Krestovsky Ostrov school. We met with him in Moscow to find out what it feels like to receive a telegram from the president and what are the plans for the young champion?
We also asked his father Vladimir Krutsky to comment.
My goal was not to come first in a separate race, but to race stably. And I did it.
Ya.R. Daniel, we congratulate you on your victory! How was the regatta for you?
D.K. Thank you, very nice! In fact, the regatta was very difficult. The weather was different, there were days when the barrel blew 15-18, and even 20 knots. You get very tired – you go out to the first race full of energy, the second is already hard to chase, and the third you are chasing moral-volitional ones. But I certainly feel better in a strong wind, because I weigh almost 10 kilograms more than the rest.
My goal was not to come first in a separate race, but to race stably. And I did it. I walked in a group and tried to work out as much as possible on the first tack, so that later I would have a break and go in a cleaner wind. So I won the first two races, and then steadily walked in the top five.
Ya.R. Your last race was the most unsuccessful and went to throw. What is the reason for this?
D.K. Firstly, that day was the weakest wind, not my weather. The organizers were able to conduct only one race, and they reduced it.
And secondly, I didn’t just relax, but I didn’t think about how to win. I tried to go alongside my main rivals, and this of course is the wrong tactic. Thus, at the beginning I was tenth, and then on a wave, almost without wind, I gradually began to lose.
VK. On the last day, the weather was really very difficult, the wind went almost 180 degrees. Danya walked in the beginning with his closest rivals, and when they split in the corners, he decided to go in the center. Unfortunately, there was almost no wind in the center.
Ya.R. As far as we know, Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin personally congratulated you. Who else congratulated you?
D.K. Yes, true, Vladimir Vladimirovich sent a telegram to the Ministry of Sports in my name. (A telegram was published on the Kremlin website) But I learned about it from my mother.
In general, many congratulated me. Someone personally wrote, someone posted on his page congratulations.
Ya.R. Your father is the coach. Personal relationships do not interfere with the process?
D.K. This is actually hard. At trainings and training camps he is for me a coach, Vladimir Nikolaevich, and at home father. But, unfortunately, it is not always possible to 100% separate these roles. Sometimes marital dragging on the water, sometimes vice versa.
VK. It is really not easy to be a father and a coach, because you worry about him more than just an athlete. Sometimes there are situations when we quarrel. I try to give him advice, he believes that he himself knows best how to do it. But then, when the emotions subside a little, he ponders everything again and listens to me.
Ya.R. What are your plans next?
D.K. A week later, we fly to Spain for the Princess Sofia Cup. I'll try to compete for a ticket to the Tokyo Olympics in the Laser Standard class, but there is much stronger competition. Honestly, I am not building illusions, but I will fight. Although at the moment I still need to catch up with Sergei Komissarov.
VK. Daniel showed himself very well in Australia. He showed it to others, and he himself realized that one can compete with his height and weight. The main thing is the correct tactics, and with this he is doing well. If not now, then in another year, he will definitely be able to compete with the current giants.
Ya.R. And who finances fees and trips?
D.K. All trips to competitions, training camps, training are fully paid by the Krestovsky Ostrov school. Thank you very much for this and for the support that they give me.
VK. At the moment, there is no funding from the national team, since on the eve of the Olympics, the All-Russian Federal Penitentiary Fund allocates funds only for the first number of the national team.
126 Today # 9959