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.
Russian Olympic champion figure skater Alexei Yagudin made headlines in his home country after a recent interview, where among other controversial statements, the athlete stated that he would "shoot himself" if he were overweight.
Russian figure skating ace Evgenia Medvedeva has shown backstage preparation for the Japanese show ‘Fantasy on ice,’ posting video of a tender dance with her teammate Elizaveta Tuktamysheva, who is also participating in the show.
Russian figure skating star Elizaveta Tuktamysheva is enjoying a break after an exhausting season, sharing steamy pictures from a beach in Cyprus, where she is holidaying with her boyfriend Andrei Lazukin.
Promising Russian figure-skater Alexandra Trusova has been shortlisted for the final of the Winter Piotr Nurowski Prize, an award given to the best European young athlete chosen by the European Olympic Committees (EOC) panel.