“I have repeatedly spoken out on the topic of Alina and Evgenia Medvedeva. We must finish on time. Of course, they can continue to ride for their pleasure, but you should not hope for high results, ”the expert said in an interview with RT.

In his opinion, the main drawback of Zagitova is the lack of a triple axel or quadruple jumps in her arsenal.

“Even if she gets together, nothing will change, because she cannot jump the elements that her rivals have. But they train in the same group. If Zagitova began the season, then let her fight, no one forbids her. But you should not expect better results from it, ”Kostomarov added.

Zagitova took fourth place in the short program at the Grand Prix in Japan.

Kostomarov previously explained why ISU does not lift the ban on quadruple jumping in the short program for women.