Media sources: skater Medvedev will be replaced by citizenship and country

Winner of two silver medals of the Olympic games-2018, champion of Russia, Europe and the world Evgeny Medvedev will work with canadian coach Brian Orser, which will move to Canada. On Saturday citing its sources, the newspaper writes “All sports”.


photo: Evgeny Semenov

According to him, the Russian figure skater can change sports citizenship — it is expected that to perform in that case it will be for the national team of Armenia (her father was Armenian). The newspaper reminds about the tough competition in the Russian national team in women’s figure skating.

The Director of the Centre for sports and education “Sambo-70”, told reporters that Medvedev left his coach Eteri Tutberidze worked with since 2007. Rumors about disagreements between the athlete and her mentor went back in March, but then the skater through the website of the Federation of figure skating of Russia urged not to invent “what is not”.

If Medvedev decides to play for another country, she will probably have to wait for the next performances required in such cases, two years. She will be able to speak at the world Championships in Canada in 2020. However, it is likely that the Federation agreed, and the waiting period for Medvedev will be less.

After the Olympics in Pyeongchang Medvedev missed the world championship in Milan due to a leg injury.

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