Alina Sagatavoto: Mr Song / RIA Novosti
Olympic champion Natalya Bestemyanova spoke about the performance of Russian figure skater Alina Sagitova at the European Championships. Her words leads TASS.
“It’s hard for me to realize that Alina was not able to gather. It’s some kind of collapse, I don’t know what they will do with it, how to prepare, but there was something wrong in the preparation. I’m upset, I’m sorry. I would very much like to hope that the world Cup she will be able to gather,” said Bestemianova.
The former figure skater also congratulated the winner of the European championship Sofia Samodurov and her coach Alexei Mishin. “This is a deserved victory and a great success. Amazing that they performed so”, she added.
25 Jan Sagitova lost Samodurova at the European Championships in Minsk and won second place. Third place went to a Finnish athlete Vivek Lindfors. After the tournament Sagitova said he was pleased with second place.
The world championship will be held in Japan from March 18 to 24. According to the head of Federation of figure skating of Russia Alexander Gorshkov, the lineup for the tournament will be determined after the Cup of Russia which will take place from 18 to 22 February in Veliky Novgorod.
Video, photo All from Russia.