Russian figure skater told how Tarasova hit her 09:53

Olympic champion in ice dancing Natalya Bestemyanova said that coach Tatyana Tarasova once hit her. “Soviet sport”.

“He was never rude to me. Hitting me was a psychological trick. He brought me back to my senses with a single movement. But the rest of the time she was a caring mother,” Bestemyanova said.

Bestemyanova is an Olympic champion, four-time world champion and four-time European champion in ice dancing.

In April 2019, Bestemyanova and her partner Andrei Bukin were inducted into the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame.

At the end of February 2022, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) issued a call to international sports federations and recommended that Russian and Belarusian athletes not be allowed to participate in any competitions.

In 2022, the International Skating Union (ISU) suspended athletes from Russia from competitions. So far, the issue of Russians returning to the international arena has not been discussed. The last tournament of Russian figure skaters was the Olympic Games in Beijing.

Previously Tarasova right attack in sports.

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Source: Gazeta

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