Eugene, Medvedevthe: Dmitry Korotaev / Kommersant
Figure skating coach Rafael Arutyunyan has commented on the transition figure skater Evgenia Medvedeva to coach Brian Orser. His words are quoted by The Japan Times.
“I talked to Russian media and said that it was predictable. It always happens with athletes from this coaching group. Once the skaters get older and there are young athletes, they leave the group. I think Eugene made the best decision, than Yulia Lipnitskaya,” said Harutyunyan.
According to the coach, Orser is a strong specialist, however, Medvedev will have a hard time with it. “She comes from a different cultural environment. Don’t know how she will cope with this approach that we practice in the United States and Canada when athletes take greater responsibility for their actions, than in Russia. The orser and Medvedeva’s going to be difficult”, — he said.
Medvedev confirmed the departure from Eteri Tutberidze may 7. Skater worked under the guidance of a coach for 11 years. Tutberidze said that ward stopped going out with her. The coach also said that Medvedev voiced her complaint for failing to leave who won the gold medal Alina Sagitova at the Junior level for another year.
Video, photo All from Russia.