Russian figure skaters have long prevailed in pairs, ice-dancing and single events at world championships and Olympics. At PyeongChang 2018, Olympic athletes from Russia won three medals in ladies’ single skating.
Olympic gold medal-winning ice dancer Roman Kostomarov has called on the newly-crowned world champion Alina Zagitova to quit the sport before the next generation of skaters capable of performing quads dethrone her.
Russian figure skating star Alina Zagitova has revealed the struggles she faced ahead of the recent world championships in Japan, saying she was on the verge of “quitting and leaving” as she struggled to find form.
Russian figure skating star Alina Zagitova was forced to compete through the pain at the national championships in December after she badly burned and blistered her foot prior the tournament, it has been revealed.