Figure skater Medvedeva returns to coach Tutberidze

MOSCOW (AP) — Olympic silver medalist Evgenia Medvedeva said Wednesday she has returned to working with Eteri Tutberidze, the Russian figure skating coach who first took her to stardom.

Medvedeva and Tutberidze seemed collectively in a televised practising session. Medvedeva left Tutberidze for Canadian coach Brian Orser in Can also fair 2018, three months after losing out to one more Tutberidze skater, Alina Zagitova, on the Pyeongchang Olympics.

Medvedeva obtained world championship bronze with Orser’s again in 2019 but has since struggled to discipline for prime locations amid competition from a brand glossy wave of younger Russian skaters, some of them performing hitherto hardly seen quadruple jumps.

She hasn’t been ready to put collectively with Orser in Canada for various months thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, which for a time left her stranded in Japan after traveling there for a indicate. Medvedeva said Orser had no objection to the swap of coach.

“We aloof fetch a factual, warmth relationship and no conflicts or one thing else,” Medvedeva said of Orser in feedback to suppose TV.

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