Evgeni Malkin thought his mom deserved to be one of the torch bearers. “Last year when we were in Pittsburgh, Zhenya (Geno) asked me ‘Would you be a torch bearer?’ I replied ‘Easily!’” Natalia Malkin told R-Sport.
“When I came back from Pittsburgh in the summer I started going to the gym, getting fit. Although I couldn’t last for a long time, approximately a month. I thought the distance is not that long, I will make it somehow without training.”
Great stuff. Malkin is expected to arrive in Sochi today to begin practice for Russia's national team.