“I admit, I don’t watch very closely for figure skating, all the same for biathlon. We also have enough intrigues, but in our form they try not to make dirty linen in public. Therefore, here I am still on the side of the federation, which must resolve this conflict and talk with athletes and coaches in a more closed environment, ”Shipulina quotes kp.ru.

The conflict in domestic figure skating flared up after the decision of Olympic champion Alina Zagitova to pause her professional career. Honored trainer of the USSR Tatyana Tarasova said that the skater is unlikely to resume performances, and two-time Olympic champion Evgeni Plushenko advised her to change her coach. These comments provoked an angry reaction from the mentor Zagitova, Eteri Tutberidze.

Earlier, the daughter’s mentor Tutberidze told how he was surprised by the famous coach.