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Eteri Tutberidze expelled Alena Kostornaya from her team

Eteri Tutberidze expelled Alena Kostornaya from her team

Alena Kostornaya and Eteri Tutberidze

Today, the famous coach of the Russian national figure skating team, 46-year-old Eteri Tutberidze, told her followers on Instagram that 16-year-old European champion Alena Kostornaya is no longer part of her team. In a new post, Eteri explained that she decided to part with her ward because of the demands that she put forward to her.

Tutberidze said that Kostornaya gave her a whole list of names of skaters with whom she refused to go on the ice - this ultimatum did not suit the coach. Eteri also recalled that for similar reasons, the team once had to leave her other outstanding wards: Yulia Lipnitskaya and Evgenia Medvedeva.

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Nice, kind, with an open eyes come to us, wanting to achieve results, to prove to themselves and others. Time passes, we work productively and sometimes achieve colossal results. And then ... It seems that the outside world affects our dear and kind. There are more and more new conditions for the continuation of joint work (like an increase in payment for love). Once Julia put forward a demand not to go on the same ice with Zhenya. We tried to satisfy all the conditions - it didn't help. Then Zhenya refused to skate with Alina. And now from Alena we have received a whole list of girls non grata. That's where we parted with her ... (hereinafter, the spelling and punctuation of the author are preserved. - Ed.),

- explained Tutberidze.

Eteri Tutberidze and Alena Kostornaya with the teamEteri Tutberidze and Alena Kostornaya with the team

Eteri Tutberidze also noted that because of these cases she does not consider it necessary to make adjustments to the previous way of life of her team. The coach clarified that not all of her wards show weakness and put forward uncomfortable conditions for her:

Are we going to change something in our training system? Not. We are doing everything right. I am sure that among those who are with us there are also solid, loyal, resistant to external stimuli.

Alena Kostornaya and Alina ZagitovaAlena Kostornaya and Alina Zagitova

Recall that Alena Kostornaya worked under the leadership of Eteri Tutberidze for three years. During this time, the athlete won the Grand Prix final in figure skating and became the European champion. In an interview, Kostornaya repeatedly talked about the harsh disposition of her coach: according to the skater, she could determine by one glance from Tutberidze how well the next training session went.

The first news from SPLETNIK.RU was shared by the blogger RouvaHillka.

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