Alina Zagitova will not participate in competitions this year

Alina Zagitova at the 2019 World Championship (Photo from Kyodo News)

Russian news agency TASS reports two sources have information that Olympic gold medalist Alina Zagitova does not plan to participate in any competitions in 2020.

The 18-year-old figure skater announced a suspension of her career following the ISU Grand Prix Final in December of last year.

Now, sources are saying she is not planning to participate in a Grand Prix event, at any stages of the Cup of Russia series, or the National Championship; however, she is still leaving the door open for possible competitions next season.

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