A two – time world and European champion in figure skating and silver medalist of the Olympic games in Pyeongchang Evgeny Medvedev denied rumors about parting with coach Eteri Tutberidze and the desire to play for another country.
“Dear journalists, calm down! The news is that today I saw on the Internet, brought me to a screeching halt. Do not invent what is not. Get busy! Leave me and my coach. We continue to work!” – quoted Medvedev, the press service of Federation of figure skating of Russia.
The Federation stresses that rumors have a negative impact on preparations for the world Championships to be held in Milan from 19 to 25 March.
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“Federation of figure skating Russia is extremely outraged by the attempt of certain representatives of the media to use and distribute the “fake” information, thereby destabilizing the situation in the national team of Russia on figure skating on the eve of the world Cup in Milan. And reserves the right to take all necessary measures to protect the honor of our athletes and coaches”, – stated in the message.
Earlier in mass media appeared information about the fact that Medvedev goes from her personal trainer Tutberidze because of the conflict and could play for another country.
Medvedev won silver in women’s figure skating at the Olympics in Pyeongchang. Gold took the Russian woman Alina Sagitova.