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.
Raising a figure skating champion is a task requiring saintly patience and painstaking devotion. Raising several champions is a feat sometimes met with strong criticism. But what price do Russian skaters pay for being unbeatable?
Russian ice-dancing couples have brilliantly finished their performances at the 2020 Youth Olympics in Lausanne, Switzerland taking the first two places on the podium after flawlessly delivered free programs.
Fortune-telling swindlers who took two million rubles ($32,000) from 2014 Olympic champion figure skater Adelina Sotnikova in exchange for their ‘magic services’ have been found and detained by Russian police.