Eugene, Medvedevthe: Vladimir Trefilov / RIA Novosti
Russian figure skater Evgenia Medvedeva in an interview with YouTube channel John Wilson Blades told what the difference is between Russia and Canada.
“First and foremost for me is that all the people here are almost always smiling. When you meet someone, you must ask: “How are you? How was your day?”. At first I did not understand: “Why do you I ask all this?”. This is very unusual. But I think it’s even better for development, for training. Here is much calmer. That’s good,” said Medvedev.
The skater also shared her impressions of training under the guidance of new coach Brian Orser. “All different from each other in comparison with Russia. . But training with Orser leave a positive impression. He asked me to calm down,” — said the athlete.
Medvedev stopped working with coach Eteri Tutberidze in may 2018. After that, the skater moved to Toronto to work with Orser. According to Tutberidze, to the Olympic games in 2018 Medvedev asked to leave at that time 15-year-old Alina Sagitova in juniors for another year.
In Pyeongchang, the athlete won two silver medals. Gold in women’s figure skating won Sagitova.
Video, photo All from Russia.