Olympic champion Alina Sagitova finished with figure skating: what happened

Russian figure skater Sagitova will miss the remainder of the season, including the world and European Championships. Champion explained what caused her pause in his career.

Olympic champion, world and European champion Alina Sagitova suspends sports career will not go on the upcoming Russian Championships, which will award spots on the continental and world championship.

In the program “Time” on “the First channel” she admitted, pausing in his career is that “already have everything and need to get back the desire to start” reports with reference to the Russian Dialogue.

Answering the specifying question of the leader, whether it is connected the decision of a potential conflict with the coaching staff (Alina is training in the group Eteri Tutberidze), the skater said that it has nothing, she will continue to work with their mentors.

“This is my family and to get away from them I’m not going,” she said touching called teammates younger students Tutberidze, who now left the main roles in the team.

Sagitova also said that they do not claim a place in the national team of Russia on the European and world Championships this season, as used to be selected for international competition by a sports principle.

“And I’m not going anywhere,” – said the skater on the request to answer the question, will she return to the sport.

After a brilliant performance in the short program Sagitova was second only to Alyona Kostina, but the free program did not work for the Olympic champion, and she fell in the end on the sixth place.

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