Eugene, Medvedevthe: Ramil Sitdikov / RIA Novosti
Russian figure skater Evgeny Medvedev commented on the termination of cooperation with coach Eteri Tutberidze. Words athletes are on the website of Federation of figure skating of Russia.
“I will continue to play for the Russian Federation, staying in the school “Sambo-70″, training with canadian coach Brian Orser. I do it in order to use the new features and other techniques of the training process and continue to represent Russia at the highest level,” — said Medvedev.
Skater told me that he would live and train in North America. “As for the change of sport nationality, it is absolute nonsense. All normal and sane people are well aware that it does not concern me. I live in Canada, I’ll just have to change their place of residence for an indefinite period”, she added.
The athlete thanked Tutberidze “for a long, fruitful and sometimes very difficult work” and wished success to her and her group. Medvedev said: “I Hope that time will pass and everyone will understand that this was the only possible option for both of us, continue to work honestly”.
Medvedev in early may, stopped working with Tutberidze, where he worked from 2007. The coach said that the skater does not go with her. According to her, after a random rental at the Olympics in Pyeongchang Medvedev expressed her claim for failing to leave Alina Sagitova who won the gold medal at the Junior level for another year.
Medvedev’s two — time world and European champion, has twice won the Grand Prix final. At the Olympics the 2018 athlete won the silver medal, losing only to Sagitova.
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