Eteri Tutberidze: Vladimir Astapkovich / RIA Novosti
Vice-President of Federation of figure skating of the USA Samuel Oster at the meeting of the Executive Committee of the International skating Union (ISU) has proposed to limit the number of minors in sport. His words leads “Business Online”.
“Viewers need adult skiing, athletes must be at least 17-18. The current situation hinders the development of competition, promotion of our sport in other countries, reduces the interest in figure skating, the appeal of figure skating,” said Oster.
At the Olympic games in Pyeongchang the winner was 15-year-old Russian figure skater Alina Sagitova, training under the guidance of Eteri Tutberidze. In 2014 ward coach Julia Lipnitskaya aged 15 years also won Olympic gold in Sochi in team competitions.
At this point in the band Tutberidze also train underage gymnasts. Among them, 13-year-old world Junior champion Alexander Trusov and 14-year-old silver medalist of the final of the Junior Grand Prix Alyona Kostina.
Initiative to amend the minimum age of participants in international competitions at senior level are invited to approve in the Congress of the ISA, which will be held in early June.
Video, photo All from Russia.