Figure skater Medvedev: Not happy that I had to learn the quad salchow 00:20

Evgenia Medvedeva, a two-time silver medalist at the 2018 Olympic Games in figure skating, shared her thoughts on the performance of ultra-c elements. The figure skater once admitted that she was not enthusiastic that she would need to learn the quadruple jump to continue competing with her younger rivals.

“It wasn’t dreams, there were jumps I had to learn if I wanted to earn more, statuses like this. I wouldn’t say I was happy with the fact that I had to learn the quad salchow because both age and opportunities didn’t quite let me down – and there were different reasons for health reasons,” aforementioned Medvedev at a session in the framework of the conference hall “Knowledge”.

Recall that Medvedeva was the world champion in women’s singles in 2016 and 2017. At the 2018 Games, she won silver in the individual tournament, losing to her compatriot Alina Zagitova, and silver in the team tournament. Also, Medvedeva has two gold medals of the European Championship on her account. She is the only figure skater in history to win every major event at the senior level for two seasons.

While the athlete has not competed in official competitions since 2020, he has not officially announced his retirement.

It was previously reported that Medvedev. spoke About the level of American Ilya Malinin, who won the bronze medal at the 2023 world championship held in Saitama, Japan.

Source: Gazeta


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