Mikhail Kolyada withdraws from European Championships

Mikhail Kolyada at the 2022 Russian Figure Skating Championships at Yubileyny Sports Palace on December 24, 2021 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. (Photo by Vladimir Pesnya/Epsilon/Getty Images)

The Figure Skating Federation of Russia announced a major withdrawal from next week’s 2022 European Championships in Tallinn, Estonia – Mikhail Kolyada will not be able to take part due to an injury.

According to the report, the two-time European bronze medalist Kolyada sustained an injury during training. Coach Tatiana Mishina told Match TV that Kolyada suffered an injury to his right foot.

A source told Russian news agency TASS that the recovery period for the injury is about a week.

Kolyada will be replaced by 2020 World Junior champion Andrei Mozalev, who recently won the bronze medal at the Russian Nationals.

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