But she stressed that she would continue to speak for Russia.
Two-time silver medalist of the Olympiad in figure skating Evgeny Medvedev officially announced his departure from coach Eteri Tutberidze, who is known for working with Yulia Lipnitskaya and Alina Zagitova. The new coach of the athletes, as previously predicted by the media, will be Canadian Brian Orser.
Turning to the subject of recent events, I want to clarify the situation. I will continue to speak for the Russian Federation, staying in the school “Sambo-70”, while training with the Canadian specialist Brian Orser. I do this in order to use new opportunities and other methods of the training process and continue to represent Russia at the highest level.
Medvedev thanked Tutberidze for 11 years of work and wished her luck luck to her charges. On May 6, the former coach of the figure skater told “The First Channel” that Medvedev did not respond to the messages and did not tell her about her decision. Also, Tutberidze recalled that at the Olympics in Pyeongchang, where Medvedev lost to 15-year-old Alina Zagitova, the sportswoman asked her: “Could not you have kept Zagitov another year in juniors?”
The fact that the champion of the world and Europe in figure skating will change coach, it became known on May 5. According to media reports, Medvedev could change sports citizenship to Armenian and represent the Armenian national team at all competitions.