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01-07-2013, 08:55 PM
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Originally Posted by talkmtv com View Post
Didn't Ovechkin not start until he was 8?

Not that old, but I think most guys started at least skating at like 4 or 5.
He started when he was 8 and he was horrible at it. His mom got him a coach(She's got a lot of power in Russian sports circles)and he eventually got better. Some said he got special treatment because he was Tatiana Ovechkina's kid.The crazy thing about it is by 16 he was playing with the men in the RSL, not bad for a little boy who could barely skate at 8.

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