Alexandra Trusova returns to Team Tutberidze

Aleksandra Trusova (C) with coaches Eteri Tutberidze (L) and Daniil Gleikhengauz (R) at the 2019 Rostelecom Cup (Photo by Sergei Bobylev/TASS via Getty Images)

After a year with Evgeni Plushenko, the two-time World Junior champion and bronze medalist at the World and European Championships, Russia’s Alexandra Trusova, is returning to Eteri Tutberidze.

Plushenko announced the news in an Instagram post stating, “On May 1, our contract ended, and by mutual desire of the two sides, we did not renew it.” He also said that Trusova will work with her previous coaches.

Evgeni Plushenko’s Instagram post:

Friends, all with the holiday of Spring and Labor! In the meantime, we have news! I want to share with you. So, with the wonderful Sasha Trusova, we went through a very fruitful season! We won 2 stages of the Russian Cup, the bronze of the Russian and World Championships. It was a difficult season for all of us! On May 1, our contract ended, and by mutual desire of the two sides, we did not renew it. We let Sasha go back and hope that all the promises given to her by the “old-new” school will be fulfilled in the future. How her sports career will turn out in the future, only God knows, our all-knowing haters and respected experts on the list. Our team Angels of Plushenko will not guess, but simply wish her only victories, since she deserves them, being a very purposeful and able-bodied athlete! Under the terms of our agreement, we do not disclose the reasons for our separation, maybe sometime after years, but definitely not now. We remain, of course, friends. We hope in the future to see her more than once on our shows and on a visit. As practice shows, life is a long-distance race, and this is just the beginning. From us Alexandra leaves on a white horse, with a bronze medal of the World Championship around her neck and with a decent account on her bank card, as well as with an arsenal of 5 quadruple jumps restored after the pandemic! Hopefully in the future she will not have to give humiliating interviews with remorseful elements to television channels. Not the case. Where she returns, she goes by numerous invitations and without a probationary period, and in the status of one of the strongest single girls in the world!
PS We ask the respected press not to violate the personal space of both sides, we definitely do not give comments. For this, in fact, this post was written. We continue to work further, without loud promises, on the result with our athletes and coaches. See you next season, I’m sure , what else will you have to talk about. Always yours, Evgeni Plushenko 💪🏻

The 16-year-old figure skater initially joined Tutberidze in 2016 and went on to win two World Junior titles and a bronze medal at the 2020 European Championships during her debut senior season. In May of last year, Trusova departed from the Sambo-70 school and joined Plushenko – she went on to win a bronze medal at the World Championships as the Russian ladies swept the podium.

Trusova rejoins Khrustalny after two-time World champion Evgenia Medvedeva and 2020 European champion Alena Kostornaia – who also spent just a season with Plushenko – returned to Tutberidze throughout the pandemic-stricken 2020-2021 season.

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