Quote Originally Posted by ewdokia View Post
Considering the Yags – Plushy story one has to take into account that when Alexej was still very young, Alexej’s father left them to live with another family. He in particular might have been looking for a bit of a father substitute in his coach and I assume that he might have been extremely hurt when Mishin preferred Plushy (he possibly felt that just another psychological parent neglected him). It’s a very special case.
I see. So Yagudin got the motherly love from Tarasova. I don't know about other male skaters's condition and relationships with their coaches so much. But it seems male skaters need more attention and cuddling than ladies? It's funny to see this happening.