Eugene Medvedevputin Song / RIA Novosti
Three-time European champion in figure skating Maria Butyrskaya doubt that Russian Evgeny Medvedev will take part in the world Cup. Its words TV channel “360”.
According to Butyrka, a part of Russian national team for the upcoming world Cup will undergo changes. “I think the team will strengthen Elizaveta Tuktamysheva and Medvedeva are not. She is the one who will be able to compete with the Japanese Rica Kairoi”, she concluded. Butyrskaya also noted that happy for Sophia Samodurov, who won the European championship.
Medvedev did not participate in the championship. 19-year-old skater finished only in seventh place in the championship of Russia was not included into the national team. She was selected for the tournament as a spare.
Also, the Russian figure skater failed to reach the final of the world Grand Prix. The main prize won Kihira.
The world championship will be held in Japan. The tournament will last from 18 to 24 March 2019. In each discipline may be claimed only three participants (or pairs).
Video, photo All from Russia.