Russian figure skater Alina Zagitova posted a video on her Instagram page, where she openly hinted at the end of her sports career, writes Teleprogramma.pro.
“I want to share something very important with you! When you have been doing professional sports all your life, exercising from morning until late at night, there is almost no time left for anything else. And when you achieve the highest award, such as Olympic gold, there comes a moment when you realize how much more interesting things there are in the world, and you want to try everything! ” – said the athlete.
According to Zagitova, it is an honor for her to be the host of the Ice Age show together with Alexei Yagudin. She admitted that the show is able to unite professional skaters and beloved by all stars of show business.
It is worth noting that such a hint at the end of a sports career is not the first in the history of a skater.
So, in an interview with the newspaper “Komsomolskaya Pravda” she said that she would not participate in the Winter Olympic Games in Beijing. She pointed out that the season must be entered in advance in order to develop a rating.
“Now, in my opinion, not even in the top ten. You need to prepare for the Olympics all four years – you definitely won’t be able to do it in 12 months. I miss the Olympic emotions … But I did not say that I ended my career, ”the publication quoted Zagitova as saying.
Alina Zagitova – world and European champion, 2018 Olympic champion in singles skating, winner of the Russian Grand Prix finals, has a gold medal at the 2018 Olympic Games in team competitions, as well as a silver medal at the European Championship.
The girl was also noted in the finals of the Grand Prix and the Russian Championship in 2017.
For the past couple of years, the athlete has not participated in official competitions. At the same time, she did not directly announce her retirement, so we will expect surprises from her.
Earlier it was reported that Zagitova and her colleague Medvedev will become the hosts of the evening in honor of the anniversary of the Sambo-70 school in the Kremlin.