2020 European champion Alena Kostornaia published the first video on her YouTube channel today. In the eight-minute video titled Beauty Challenge; 1 video (translation of Бьюти Челлендж; 1 видео), Kostornaia does makeup with her left hand and explains how she broke her hand.
The Russian figure skater says, “It was during training. I jumped an axel, fell unsuccessfully, well, you yourselves understand what happened next. Nothing out of the ordinary, just a routine training process. I fell during training. Everything happens, for all athletes in all countries.”
On Monday, it was reported that Kostornaia fractured her right hand and will not take part at the Russian Figure Skating Championships from December 23 to 26 in St. Petersburg.