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 figure skating’s rising star Alexandra Trusova will interpret the world-famous love story of Romeo and Juliet in the new free program created by her new coaching team under the guidance of Evgeni Plushenko.
Reigning European figure skating champion Alena Kostornaia has joined Evgeni Plushenko’s academy, where she has already taken part in her first training sessions following her departure from Eteri Tutberidze’s camp.
Russian figure skating legend Irina Slutskaya has talked about one of the most dramatic moments in her sporting career: the 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City – when she was denied a chance to win the coveted gold.
Figure skating's annual ISU Grand Prix Series will be held in October and November, but the field of competitors at each event will be trimmed down, with each event targeting domestic skaters due to the COVID-19 pandemic.