Choreographer of Eteri Tutberidze’s team at Sambo-70 Daniil Gleikhengauz revealed to Russian news outlet Sport Express that the coaches of the group had a meeting with Alena Kostornaia about her potential return; however, the decision about her transfer has not been finalized.
Gleikhengauz said, “Today we really had a meeting with Alena, the decision will be made later, within a day or two. What is her physical shape? What is there to talk about, we have not seen anything yet. Rumors that she is already training with us are not true. She cannot train with us, for this she needs to break the contract. There are financial nuances.”
On March 3, rumors appeared online that sources claimed Kostornaia was leaving Angels of Plushenko to return to Khrustalny. The process of this has been confirmed; however, the coaching staff of Team Tutberidze need to approve this decision.
Early on March 4, there were reports that the transfer has been completed and made official; however, Gleikhengauz took to Instagram to deny such claims.