He has given an exclusive interview to our friends at Rewriting Russian Gymnastics. There is more dirt in there than in every post 96 Romanian bar routine combined. Anyone who hasn’t read it already needs to go and do so now. Immediately.
The useless, repulsive leeches that are the Rodionenkos don’t come out of it very well. They’re basically Bela and Marta Karolyi without the redeeming coaching ability. Alexandrov paints a magnificent picture of a dysfunctional programme being driven into the ground, of talent that ought to be world beating being pissed away for the sake of ego. Every fan of Russian gymnastics should be delighted that he’s spoken out.