Winner of the World and European Championship Elena Radionova told why she decided to end her career. The main factor in finishing the performances for the athlete was the overweight problems caused by hormonal disruption, which could not be overcome in any way.
“An internal explanation for hormonal disruption? Growing up, a stressful situation, stress - all together. Heavy loads plus, it seems to me, the specificity of our sport is such that, due to heavy loads, everything can shift. And plus, of course, my last season was very unstable psychologically, because not everything went as I wanted, and there were really constant tantrums. My mother tells me that with bated breath she was waiting for my call, because every time it is hysterical: "I won't go there anymore, I don't want to, that's it!" And these attempts to throw, which are a step forward and five back, this is this incomprehensible situation, which annoyed the coaches and everyone around them in general. But Elena Germanovna (Buyanova - Sport24) tried very hard to help me, and I am really very grateful to her. I am very sorry that we did not have enough time to show our result. Elena Germanovna is really that person who, probably, also, if she swears at me, then I am absolutely not offended. I understand that she only does better for me.
Diets didn't help. No, well, in general, I have been throughout, it seems to me, my entire career. Well, it is wrong to call it a diet - I had a balanced diet, I turned to specialists, and it was Tatyana Anatolyevna who directed me. They prescribed a diet for me, my mother also prepared a special meal for me. Therefore, I cannot say that at some point I went on a diet, no. It was, I think, from 15-16 years old. But then a time began that was hard to overcome (laughs).
Pies? No, there were absolutely none. It was such that, for example, I could not eat anything for a whole day when I was not allowed to go onto the ice. I could drink half a broth, just without chicken, without everything, run for two hours in a film, it was just summer - an hour in the morning, an hour in the evening, wrap myself all over, put on a warm tracksuit and just wake up the next day - and not lose any weight. gram (laughs).
Very hard, very hard. Because you no longer understand what to do, how to go out on the ice at all. Coaches get angry too, because they understand that any excess weight is a risk of injury. I say it again that it was a very difficult time. Just before the skates, it was August, I gave myself another chance to get myself together, to give all my strength. If we succeed, we will fight. If it still doesn’t work, then we must end it. I honestly made it clear to myself that either I give all of myself And I tried. I gave myself all, but it did not bring the result that would lead me to the first, second or third place. If I do not occupy these places, then I see no reason to do this at all. That is, I either do well, or not at all. Therefore, I did not want to hang out there somehow, you know, with gray mold, to go through the stages of the Russian Cup, because I understood that with such a result I would not get into any national team. I thought I'd better leave it this way than I just didn't want to exist in figure skating, I still wanted to win,”Radionova said in an interview with journalist Vasily Konov on his YouTube channel.
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