Honored coach of Russia Tatyana Tarasova believes that the 2020 European figure skating champion Alena Kostornaya left the group of Eteri Tutberidze in search of individual attention, RIA Novosti reports.
Tarasova noted that the athletes are leaving because they lack individual attention, although "they really appreciate Eteri and want to work with her more." If they are denied this, they begin to make appropriate decisions.
According to Tarasova, Tutberidze has her own system and it does not depart from it. Kostornaya wants to skate alone, relying on personal time and attention.
Earlier, Tutberidze announced the departure of the figure skater Kostornaya from her group. According to Tutberidze, Kostornaya did not want to work with other skaters. The athlete moved to the group of Evgeni Plushenko. The agreement was reached back in May, but then the skater did not inform the coach of her decision. Tutberidze said she did not plan to make adjustments to her training system.