Olympic figure skating champion Alexei Yagudin commented on the fact that 2020 European champion Alena Kostornaya will have surgery, reports TASS.
Soon, the skater will have surgery for a worsening old hip injury.
“The realities of great sport are such that a rare traveler who follows this path comes to the finish line with an empty injury bag. Our profession is about someone who has more, someone who has less. I think, first of all, you should not sympathize, but cheer Alena. Anyone who wants to win and works hard for it will always reach their goals.”
Kostornaya left Eteri Tutberidze’s coaching group for the second time, moving to CSKA to Elena Buyanova in March 2022. In her career, the skater won the European Championship, as well as the Grand Prix final of the 2019/20 season, the silver (2020) and twice bronze (2018, 2019) medal of the Russian championship.
Earlier it was reported that the honored coach of the USSR is figure skating Tatyana Tarasova. shared She thinks that the 2020 European champion Alena Kostornaya should have surgery.