, author: Plackhin A.

Pavlyuchenko and Khodykin's coach: they wanted to quit even before

The pair did not qualify for the Games.

The former coach of the pair Daria Pavlyuchenko/Denis Khodykin Sergei Dobroskokov said that the skaters wanted to quit the sport even before the Olympics in Beijing.

"They wanted to quit even before the Olympics, I persuaded them as best I could. I gave them everything I could. Everyone chooses his own way - the guys went to Roslyakov," said Dobroskokov.

Earlier, it became known that the couple broke up. Khodykin plans to continue his career.