The wife of two-time Olympic champion Evgeni Plushenko Yana Rudkovskaya commented on the departure of the European champion Alena Kostornaya from his academy.
Plushenko announced today that Kostornaya is returning to the group of Eteri Tutberidze. At the same time, Daniil Gleikhengauz, the choreographer of the Tutberidze group, wrote on Instagram that the decision has not yet been made.
“The main thing now is to restore health. I do not see any problems in the transition to another team. Evgeny and I have a kind of relief. Since worrying about her health all the time is also not pleasant. I believe that everything fell into place, because it is impossible to train and recover at the same time. Perhaps the next time we recruit athletes, I will recommend Evgeny to take health certificates, as well as documents about the duties of not only the coach, but also the athlete. We did a lot of good for Alena. I think she will never forget this.
My husband has already given an interview in which he told everything clearly and clearly. I can only say that the federation, Alena's parents and Kostornaya herself know that for maximum work and full return in training, you need to have health. Alena came to us not in the best shape, she, unfortunately, has health problems and it was impossible to solve them quickly, plus a coronavirus and a complication. My husband suggested that she skip this season, take care of her health, but Alena continued to rush into battle.
Kostornaya is a cool girl, an excellent athlete and a very strong skater, but for training you need to have health, with which she has problems. In general, for six months of training, Alena worked only for 4 months. Two months took the disease, so it's too early to draw any conclusions. Evgeni Plushenko and Sergey Rozanov could help her recover, get back in shape, but these two months were not enough. We wish Alena recovery, recovery and speedy recruitment, - quotes the words of Rudkovskaya Sport-Express.
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