Evgeny Medvedev will no longer play for Russia?


Евгения Медведева больше не будет выступать за Россию?
The skater has gone from Eteri Tutberidze.

Evgeny Medvedev and Alina Sagitova with coach Eteri Tutberidze

Photo: Sergey Savostyanov/TASS

Late last night, the media spread the news of the departure Evgenia Medvedeva from Eteri Tutberidze. The first rumors that the athlete will complete cooperation with his coach appeared immediately after the Olympic games in South Korea. However, the skater, these assumptions are denied. Probably she had doubts about this decision, so she didn’t hurry with an official statement. Now it became obvious that the tandem of Medvedev-Tutberidze collapsed completely…

Many experienced athletes have expressed their views on the incident. Alexei Yagudin, for example, Eugene supports its decision. Many years ago, the skater was in a similar situation: he and his main rival Evgeni Plushenko was one of the wards of coach Alexei Mishin. At the last Olympic games Eugene, in fact, competed with Alina Sagitova, which is also coached by Eteri Tutberidze. “I have said before, what can’t two people willing to win, to get on the same coach, no matter how he tried to do the right thing. I judge the situation with Evgeni Plushenko and Mishin, we can train together, but someone psychologically to be in any way crushed. I’m 18 years old boy realized: Yes, I need it to stay is a dead end. Maybe Medvedev felt the same” — quoted by Yagudin gazetasi.

While Eugene made no official statements about who will be her new coach. In sports club “Sambo-70”, home of Medvedev, insists that it will work with another coach from their own school. However, there are persistent rumors that the Russian skater will turn to Brian Orser. He studied Japanese star and two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru the Han, as well as Spaniard Javier Fernandez. Not rule out the possibility that Eugene will be in this case to speak for Russia and for Canada. Anyway Eugene is going to win the next winter Olympic games held in Beijing, don’t get her this time “gold”.



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