Honored coach of the Russian Federation in figure skating Eteri Tutberidze announced the departure of the European champion Alena Kostornaya from the group.
On her Instagram page, the coach wrote that the conditions put forward by the athlete were the reason for the termination of cooperation. According to Tutberidze, Kostornaya did not want to work with other skaters.
“From Alena we received a whole list of girls non grata. That's where we parted with her ... ", - explained Tutberidze.
In the comments to the post, the coach clarified that Kostornaya moved to Evgeni Plushenko's group - such an agreement was reached back in May.
Tutberidze added that she does not plan to make adjustments to her 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, ”she stressed.
Alena Kostornaya is the owner of gold medals at the Grand Prix stages and in the series finals, as well as at the European Championship. The figure skater holds world records in the short program (85.45 points) and in total points (247.59).
Recall that in May it became known about the transfer to Plushenko's coaching group of figure skater Alexandra Trusova, who had previously also trained with Eteri Tutberidze.