Hachiko for the champion
Olympic champion Phenchkhana-2018 Alina Zagitova, it seems, will still receive the gift she dreamed of. This is not a foreign car or an apartment. This is a puppy of Japanese Akita breed. After the golden performance at the Olympics, Alina told me that she would like such a dog, and told her parents about it. “We’ll see how you perform at the Olympics,” the 15-year-old future champion replied at home.
As soon as the Japanese learned about this story, Zagitova was overwhelmed with offers to give her a puppy. It got to the point that an official letter from the head of the Akita Endo Takashi Breed Association for the Preservation of the Purity of the Akita came to the school “Sambo-70” where Alina studies.
“We learned from the media that Alina liked the Akita dog, which has the status of Japan’s natural treasure,” the letter said. – We, the Akita dog breeding conservancy, were glad to hear such news. As chairman of the company, I give my thanks. We would very much like to donate a cute Akita dog Alina Zagitova. We would be happy if this dog becomes the bridge of friendship between Russia and Japan. ”
The official representative of the Akita dog breed preservation association, professor of the Kinki University, Mr. Ishikawa Ichiyo, also sent a letter to the Sambo-70 school address. “The Association for the preservation of the cleanliness of the Akita dog breed, the city of Odate (the birthplace of Akita dogs), the entire Akita prefecture would certainly like to give Alina a dog with the best pedigree,” writes the professor. – The Akita dog breed preservation association is the only authority that produces pedigrees. The speeches of Alina Zagitova and Zhenya Medvedeva at the Olympics won the hearts of all the Japanese finally and irrevocably. We hope that Alina will accept our gift, which we want to present to her wholeheartedly. ”
Akita Inu dogs are quite large. Their height at withers is more than 60 cm, and their weight is 40-50 kg. The breed has rather strict requirements for appearance. For example, only three types of color are allowed – red with white color of the inner surface of the paws, chest and face mask, tiger with white or pure white without a single spot. And the most famous representative of this breed is the legendary dog Hachiko – a symbol of selfless devotion and loyalty. Akita Inu puppies in Moscow cost from 80 thousand rubles.
A gift from the Japanese association – a dog of the Akito breed – will be presented to Alina Zagitova at the Khrustalny skating rink in Moscow. But when exactly, it is still unknown – now all the necessary documents are being drawn up in order to bring the dog to Moscow. But Alina Zagitova is already happy that the charming puppy will soon be at her home. “I am grateful to the Japanese Association that she will give me a puppy, and my dream will come true,” Alina thanked the Japanese.
Alina Zagitova after winning the Olympics: I hugged Zhenya Medvedev. Her grades are usually higher than mine.
Young Alina Zagitova half a year ago was known only to the biggest fans of figure skating. However, the athlete first declared herself at a number of major tournaments of the Grand Prix series, and then defeated the best figure skater of the past few years, Yevgenia Medvedeva, at the European Championships in January in Moscow. 15-year-old pupil Eteri Tutberidze broke the world record in the short program and in the free program, having received the same amount of points with Medvedeva, won the first Olympiad (details)