Figure coach Eteri Tutberidze on Wednesday, December 22, said that she had the warmest relationship with the athlete Evgenia Medvedeva, which ultimately led to a conflict.
“She needed me so much somewhere, I raised her, taught her how to paint, dress, behave, how to react to some jokes. At some point, this conflict of fathers and children with her happened to me, so, to be honest, I try not to bring it closer. How did you come to terms with her departure? She left, I had no choice, “- said the trainer on the First Channel.
Tutberidze noted that she was offended by Medvedeva’s departure. The trainer also said that the girl had a struggle with weight.
“We went to the skates in a very weak form, then a game with weight, because someone told Zhenya, I even know who, that she looks anorexic and she will have small components, despite the fact that Zhenya already had dozens of … She began to deliberately let go of the weight, then under-rotation and stress fracture of the bone started, we did everything we could under the proposed circumstances, ”added Tutberidze.
Medvedeva has been training with Tutberidze since 2007. In 2018, she left her coach with a scandal for Canadian Brian Orser. In 2020, Medvedeva returned to the Tutberidze group.
Honored coach of the Soviet Union in figure skating Tatyana Tarasova then, in a conversation with Izvestia, called Medvedeva’s transfer back to the team the only correct way.
Russian figure skater and Merited Master of Sports Alexei Yagudin expressed confidence in 2020 that the Canadian coach who worked with the figure skater was taking a too lenient approach, which is adopted in North America. Medvedeva, according to Yagudin, like many Russian people, needs strict rules. That is why the champion returned to Tutberidze, he added.