After the end of the series of ice shows, figure skater Alina Zagitova went on a well-deserved rest.

On her Instagram page, the Pyeongchang 2018 champion published several videos about how, after a bath, she decided to go out into the snow-covered courtyard, and then could not jump into the water for a long time and even asked subscribers for advice.

As a result, she overpowered herself and dived into the pool with a run.

Zagitova surprises fans not only with her courage and determination, but also with her culinary abilities, which, as a rule, are first appreciated by her younger sister Sabina.

This time, the athlete boasted of the process of preparing chicken legs for her family, which earned many compliments.

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In turn, Evgeny Medvedev supported the Russian director Kantemir Balagov, who will work on a series based on one of the most popular video games of recent times, The Last of Us.

"Dreams Come True.

It is very cool!

I'm looking forward to it.

I would like to wish Kantemir to surprise the whole world.

I am sure he will succeed, ”Medvedeva wrote.

Despite the large number of side projects for both Zagitova and Medvedeva, none of them announced their retirement.

Therefore, fans of figure skating were surprised by the recent statement of the choreographer Ilya Averbukh, who allegedly put them on a par with Yulia Lipnitskaya and Adelina Sotnikova, who had left the sport.

The news spread quickly in the media and caused quite a stir.

But it soon became clear that the specialist meant something completely different, and the words about the end of his career were attributed to him by accident.

“Sport is getting younger.

This is progress, and it is impossible to stop it, this is already a given.

But it's still a chance.

We all know Yulia Lipnitskaya, who retired but remained a coach, we know Zhenya Medvedeva, who gained enormous popularity, we know Alina Zagitova, "RIA Novosti quotes Averbukh.

Despite the protracted pause in their careers, Alina and Evgenia remain one of the most talked about Russian figure skaters.

According to the Sochi 2014 Olympic champion Ekaterina Bobrova, most often journalists ask about them.

“This is one of the hottest topics.

It seems silly to me not to answer them.

I have my own opinion on these issues, and if they ask me, people are interested in it, ”Bobrova admitted.

Plushenko's cottages and Konstantinova's departure

Alexander Trusov amazes with his versatile talents.

First, she did a full-fledged ballet training, during which she stood on pointe shoes and performed several dance moves.

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And then Trusova played hockey with her father and younger brother against the team of her coach Evgeni Plushenko.

“It's not just real men who play hockey!

For the first time in history, an athlete plays hockey not only with her coach, but also with her dad and her younger brother!

Fighter! ”, - the two-time Olympic champion admired the ward.

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Plushenko himself had to refute the information about the conditions in which his skaters live.

At the end of 2020, his academy opened a new school in the Moscow region.

On its territory there are not only a skating rink and training halls, but also houses for athletes.

The leading figure skaters - Trusova and Alyona Kostornaya, as well as Lipnitskaya, who recently joined the coaching staff, received separate cottages.

Some time ago, photographs of houses appeared in the media that did not look very much like cottages.

Then the specialist had to share the pictures.

“A huge territory, there is where to roam.

It will be possible to run cross-country and breathe fresh country air.

Everything is in the forest, in a good place.

My athletes are in very good conditions.

You don't have to go anywhere, waste your strength and energy.

Just train and plow, ”Plushenko said.

However, this did not save Plushenko's academy from the departure of Stanislava Konstantinova, who changed her coach less than a year ago.

She did not specify the reasons for such a decision, only noting that the training process had changed and was no longer comfortable for her.

At the same time, the skater emphasized that she remained on good terms with her direct mentor Alexander Volkov.

Later Volkov suggested that the ward was not satisfied with the reduction in ice training.

“Stasya said in early January that she had decided to leave.

We understood each other, we parted well.

I think that the reason for her departure is mainly because we have less ice on the rink, ”Volkov said.

It is not yet known who will become the new coach of the 2019 Universiade bronze medalist.

Some experts suggested that she might end her career altogether, since she stopped being part of the national team already last season.

However, Konstantinova herself stressed that she did not intend to leave the sport.

It is assumed that the construction of a new school will further strengthen Plushenko's academy, which means that new confrontations with Eteri Tutberidze's wards should be expected.

According to the famous agent Ari Zakaryan, their relationship both on and off the ice has a positive effect on the popularity of sports.

“Many are now starting to promote teams, some are creating their own merchandise, platforms, shows.

This is a good marketing ploy for schools, very correct.

It turns out like Barcelona against Real Madrid.

And I will not be surprised if someday there will be a competition between Rafael Harutyunyan's group against Stephane Lambiel's team, ”RBC Sport quotes Zakaryan as saying.

Mishin's recovery

One of the main discoveries of the Russian Championship in 2021 was Svetlana Sokolovskaya's ward Mark Kondratyuk, previously known only to a narrow circle of figure skating fans.

It turned out that the 17-year-old figure skater lives not only in sports, but is also seriously interested in art, and his favorite genres include Suprematism and Impressionism.

“Many people see conventional daub, and for them it is daub.

But the context is also important, and when the work was made, what happened to the artist himself, what was in the world.

Well, in principle, the very idea that he laid down.

It may look strange and incomprehensible, but in fact, if you look at it, everything rises on the shelves, ”Kondratyuk said in an interview with Channel One.

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In early January, it became known that Alexei Mishin fell ill with coronavirus.

Fortunately, the illness was not severe, and immediately after he recovered, the coach returned to work.

“I got a negative coronavirus test this morning.

He jumped into the car, pedal to the floor, flew out of the dacha, where he was in self-isolation.

And I'm flying to the skating rink, "- quotes Mishin" Championship ".

Also last week it became known that the ex-skater Maria Sotskova divorced music producer Mikhail Omelchuk.

Her husband announced this after several months of marriage.

On his Instagram page, he published a post in which he thanked his wife for the joys and hardships they had to endure, and admitted that they both made unacceptable mistakes.

“For me, my family has always been the most important thing in life.

I've always dreamed and wanted her.

Everything I did was in the name of our family.

Probably, we met at the wrong time, in the wrong place, in the wrong circumstances, "Omelchuk wrote.