Invitation to Kasatkina and the irony of Arshavin

During self-isolation, athletes have to come up with ways to diversify their workouts. Some of them even turn to disciplines that are unusual for themselves. So, the tennis player Maria Kirilenko entered the football field and banged a soccer ball, which pleased not only her fans, but also representatives of other sports. According to her, the record was 62 times.

And the Amur goalkeeper Evgeni Alikin played basketball, disguised as a hockey uniform and put on roller skates on his feet. He demonstrated professional dribbling and even completed an accurate throw into the basket.

“Successful integration of hockey into the daily life of Yevgeny Alikin,” a joke in the press service of the Continental Hockey League (KHL).

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Publication from KHL (@khl) May 22, 2020 at 11:15 PDT

A very unusual tennis match may soon take place, within the framework of which Daria Kasatkina and Elizaveta Tuktamysheva will meet. This idea was proposed by the two-time winner of the WTA tournaments during a live broadcast on Instagram. The skater, known for not being afraid of experiments, immediately agreed.

A response was received from Tuktamysheva to go to the rink together, but Kasatkina admitted that she had not been skating since childhood.

“Dad took me to the rink, and he is my former hockey player. I handed hockey skates, a helmet, elbow pieces, knee pads, something else on the hands. I went out onto this ice like a penguin, and immediately fell flat. I start to ride, holding on to the side. I look - everyone nearby on normal figure skates calmly go. But in hockey, you need to directly accelerate! I think: “Dad, what have you done? I just wanted to ride, ”the tennis player recalled.

One of the most common insults in football is a comparison with a tree. Fans “honor” them with those who, in their opinion, move too ineptly across the field. However, the players themselves are not averse to joking about their colleagues.

Former Zenit striker Andrei Arshavin took a picture with a bunch of firewood, and in the picture he noted his former teammates Alexander Sokolenko, Pavel Porgrebnyak, Anatoly Timoshchuk, Alexander Kerzhakov, Vladimir Bystrov, Vladistlav Radimov and Vyacheslav Malafeev.

“We are analyzing the composition!” Arshavin joked.

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Posted by Andrey Arshavin (@ andrey.arshavin10) May 19, 2020 at 10:00 PDT

Do not hold a sense of humor to Kerzhakov himself. He joked with the adherents of the theory that 5G telephony towers could be harmful. According to one of the popular, but not confirmed by science, versions, you can protect yourself from "harmful" radiation by putting a foil cap on your head, which was done by the head coach of the Russian youth football team.

“And how are you preparing for the transition to 5G?” Asked Kerzhakov.

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Publication by Kerzhakov Aleksandr (@ a.kerzhakov11) May 23, 2020 at 12:54 pm PDT

Engagement Panarin and thrift Isinbayeva

One of the most discussed topics of recent days was the engagement of the New York Rangers forward Artemy Panarin and the daughter of ex-coach of the Russian national team Alisa Znarok. A few days ago, a girl posted a photo of a ring flaunting on her ring finger. Some suggested that the couple decided to legalize the relationship. Soon, these rumors were confirmed, but it turned out that the hockey player made an offer to his beloved a year ago. The wedding was supposed to take place this summer, but because of the coronavirus pandemic, it had to be postponed.

Panarin admitted that the engagement has become one of the most emotional events in his life.

“We walked around our beloved Peter. In the area of ​​Palace Square there is a place where street musicians constantly gather. It has become a tradition for us to come there: they play great, we always listen with great pleasure. It seemed to me that it would be romantic if I arrange everything in such an environment. Prepared, waited for the appropriate melody and made an offer, ”RIA Novosti quoted the forward as saying.

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Publication by Alisa Znarok (@alisaznarok) May 22, 2020 at 1:55 PDT

In turn, two-time world champion in pole vaulting, Elena Isinbaeva, told how her father taught her to be a "real Caucasian girl."

"Today, dad said:" Daughter, you want a bathhouse, go clean the stove. " I cleaned it. I thought: “That's it.” And dad told me: “Now do samsa, like that,” and it shows. Of course, I did everything, because my dad can't argue! And in the end, dad said: "Now you are a real Caucasian girl." Papa’s praise is the most expensive wealth! ”, Noted Isinbayeva.

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Published by YELENA ISINBAEVA (@isinbaevayelena) May 21, 2020 at 8:32 PDT

The head coach of Ufa Vadim Evseev admitted his love for cooking. The team has already begun preparations for the resumption of the season, and the mentor decided to treat the wards with pizza. He admitted that he could not help the club chefs.

“It is only necessary for the players not to forget to say: with those who don’t like it, tomorrow we’ll work individually after training,” warned Evseev.

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Posted by Evseev Vadim (@ vadimevseev16) May 22, 2020 at 9:30 PDT

On self-isolation, many athletes took up gardening and were very successful in this. The ex-first racket of the world, Maria Sharapova, boasted the first strawberry crop.

“For you to know, my grandmother will be more proud of this achievement of mine than of any title that I have ever won. She always picked berries in the garden, mixed them, made dough, and after a couple of hours we got delicious dumplings, ”said Sharapova.

And the pilot of “Formula 1” Daniel Quat devotes free time to another hobby. He has repeatedly admitted that he wants to learn how to play the guitar, therefore, in the absence of racing, he improves his musical skill. It is worth noting that he does it. The Russian, in particular, performed the songs of Master Of Puppets by Metallica and Crazy Train by Ozzy Osbourne.

The riddle of "Celty" and thanks to the doctors of "Rostov"

Many teams try to entertain their fans with the help of social networks. So, the press service in the Spanish “Celta” posted a photo on which the features of two football players were combined. Fans were asked to guess who exactly was encrypted. Many of them without special difficulties recognized the Russian striker Fyodor Smolov and defender Jason Murillo.

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Publication by RC Celta (@rccelta) May 20, 2020 at 12:25 PDT

Similar work was done at the Association of Professional Tennis Players (ATP). There they presented how famous players would have looked if they had exchanged hairstyles with each other. Novak Djokovic got Dominic Tim's gorgeous hair, Juan Martin Del Potro “grew” Dustin Brown dreadlocks, and Andy Murray tried on his brother Jamie’s hair. The least fortunate was Gustavo Cuerten, who got the hairstyle of Andre Agassi.

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Publication from ATP Tour (@atptour) May 21, 2020 at 12:34 pm PDT

Meanwhile, athletes and teams continue to thank physicians who save lives during the coronavirus pandemic. Rostov took part in the action of the Russian Football Union (RFU) and placed the names of 160 doctors on the electronic facade of its stadium.

The names of 160 doctors appeared on the Rostov Arena media facade in the evening of May 22 👨‍⚕️🏟

The purpose of the joint action with the RFU is to thank Russian doctors who are fighting the infection that has spread throughout the world. #We / wuCarceDFR

- Football Club Rostov (@rostovfc) May 23, 2020