The President of the Russian Figure Skating Federation, Aleksandr Gorshkov, has issued a seemingly irritated reply to unending questions about Alina Zagitova’s return, asking journalists to cease bothering him over the difficulty.
The Olympic champion and legendary ice dancer says he doesn’t know whether or not the skater, who hasn’t competed for 2 years, will nonetheless be included within the nationwide group subsequent season.
“Will she still be a member of the national team? How can I tell you now if we have the Executive Committee meeting only in the middle of May?” Gorshkov asked.
“My personal opinion? God, stop asking me! I have nothing to do with that,” the Russian figure skating boss added, apparently bored with fielding questions about Zagitova’s future.
The reigning Olympic gold medalist took a break from aggressive skating in 2019 instantly after ending final on the ISU Grand Prix, dropping to youthful teammates with extra complicated technical content material.
Zagitova, who lacked the quads or triple axels of her formidable teammates, determined to halt her skilled profession after struggling a number of defeats to the quad-jumping juniors.
She rejected rumors about her potential retirement, promising to resume her profession after taking a well-deserved break. However, with each new season missed her return appears to be much less and fewer life like.
Having deserted her full-time coaching, Russia’s most adorned feminine skater has focused on finding out and growing her TV profession, together with being invited to host well-liked figure skating present ‘Ice Age’.
Zagitova is the one Russian skater to scoop all the foremost titles that exist in figure skating, together with the Olympic gold, together with world and European trophies.