"Today he was a good member of the team," said his longtime coach, Alexei Mishin. "He's enough famous and enough great."
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"Competing in your country is difficult," Mishin said. "It's a lot of responsibility and he feels it. You can see it in his behavior. But he's also very proud to skate here."
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