The Ministry of Sports has launched the federal project "Sport is the Norm of Life", designed to increase physical activity among the country's population. Sports Minister Oleg Matytsin and two-time world champion in figure skating Evgenia Medvedeva, who became the first ambassador of the program, took part in the solemn event dedicated to the project.
The athlete held a demonstration exercise in Moscow for everyone. Together with her, her mother Zhanna was present at the event.
“Let's remember that sport unites many families, in some it is even passed down from generation to generation, this is great. I am delighted to be here, to be the first ambassador of the new movement. This is an amazing project, I hope that very soon many will go in for sports every day and take care of their health, ”Medvedeva said at the opening ceremony.
Matytsin explained that the choice for the silver medalist of Pyeongchang 2018 was not accidental. According to him, she is not only a well-deserved skater, but also an example of the right lifestyle. At the same time, he expressed the hope that in the future even more eminent athletes will join the movement.
In total, about 50 people of different ages attended the exercise. Many of them gladly followed the movements behind Medvedeva. She showed a set of her favorite exercises, which she usually does as a morning warm-up and before going on the ice. At the end, everyone could get an autograph or take a picture with the sportswoman.
In conclusion, she reiterated the importance of physical culture in everyday life.
“I often surf the Internet and more and more I notice how people discuss physical fitness among themselves, trying to exercise, even sitting in an office chair. It's great that they think about these things, it's very important. That is why I am happy to support this movement, ”explained Medvedeva.
Interestingly, immediately after the event, the skater went to training.
“I always have a tight schedule, nothing changes. As for the search for my body, which I spoke about last year, at the moment it is completed. I roughly understand what he needs, I began to feel him much better. But the improvement continues, ”she admitted.
Recall that at the moment Medvedev is studying in Moscow under the guidance of the Honored Trainer of the USSR Tatyana Tarasova, but will return to Canada after the resumption of flights between the countries.
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The day before, she denied rumors that she intends to move to Evgeni Plushenko's group after Alexandra Trusova and Alena Kostornaya, who have ceased cooperation with Eteri Tutberidze. The athlete called on fans and journalists to "stop the bacchanalia", as she "found her place in life."
“Of course, Tatyana Anatolyevna also gave me new exercises, but I will not share all the secrets. She is an amazing woman, that's all I can say now, a great hard worker. This is the first time we work so tightly, but I think the two of us are very comfortable. Brian Orser is always in touch, sometimes it happens that both specialists are with me in training at the same time, ”Medvedev shared her impressions.
As for further plans, the two-time world champion did not answer the question of which competitions she would participate in, only emphasizing that she had no intention of ending her career.
“Everyone knows very well that I am an active athlete. Accordingly, this implies participation in competitions. Therefore, I am entering the season, although it will not be the same as we are used to. All the programs are ready, nothing has changed in my life, ”said the skater.
Matytsin also had to answer the question regarding figure skating. The fact is that in one of the interviews Plushenko expressed a desire to talk with the Minister of Sports about the transfer of Kostornaya. The 2020 European champion did not have time to officially go to his academy before the transfer window closed, so she had to stay at the Sambo-70 school.
“I am ready to meet with Plushenko, but this is not the subject of a dialogue with the Ministry of Sports. This is exclusively a matter of relations within the federation, which is a very competent body. I hope that under her leadership, all issues between specialists will be resolved. We do not regulate relations between schools and do not regulate transitions from one coach to another, ”Matytsin explained.