Rudkovskaya speaks about Kostornaia’s contract with Angels of Plushenko

In a conversation with Russian sports news publication Sport Express, well-known producer and co-owner of Angels of Plushenko Yana Rudkovskaya spoke about the nuances of Alena Kostornaia’s contractual obligations. Rudkovskaya informed the publication that because Kostornaia is 17 years old, and thus a minor, her mother signed a contract on behalf of her with AngelsContinue reading “Rudkovskaya speaks about Kostornaia’s contract with Angels of Plushenko”

Gleikhengauz says meeting between Team Tutberidze and Kostornaia happened

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 willContinue reading “Gleikhengauz says meeting between Team Tutberidze and Kostornaia happened”

Plushenko and Rudkovskaya speak about Kostornaia transfer

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Evgeni Plushenko told Russian news agency TASS that he is fine with the departure of Alena Kostornaia to her previous coach Eteri Tutberidze. On March 3, rumors of inside sources claiming that 2020 European champion Kostornaia intends to return to Tutberidze’s team arose in the Russian media. Those rumors soon becameContinue reading “Plushenko and Rudkovskaya speak about Kostornaia transfer”

Gleikhengauz responds to Kostornaia transfer news

Amid reports that 2020 European champion Alena Kostornaia has returned to Eteri Tutberidze’s team, coach and choreographer of the group Daniil Gleikhengauz took to his Instagram stories to deny the reports that the transition is already official. On March 3, rumors began circulating that Kostornaia has left Evgeni Plushenko and Sergei Rozanov in order toContinue reading “Gleikhengauz responds to Kostornaia transfer news”

Schedule and participants at the Cup of Russia Final

From February 27 through March 2, Moscow’s Megasport Sport Palace will be the home of the final of the 2020-2021 Cup of Russia series. This event serves as a qualifying event for the Russian national team to the 2021 World Figure Skating Championships in Sweden. Anna Shcherbakova, Mikhail Kolyada, Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov, asContinue reading “Schedule and participants at the Cup of Russia Final”

Alena Kostornaia has recovered from illness and is training

In early December, Alena Kostornaia tested positive for COVID-19 and was forced to miss the fifth stage of the Cup of Russia series and later the Russian National Championships. Two-time Olympic gold medalist and one of Kostornaia’s coaches Evgeni Plushenko told Russian sports news outlet Sport24 that “Sasha Trusova and Alena Kostornaia are doing well.Continue reading “Alena Kostornaia has recovered from illness and is training”

Alena Kostornaia has withdrawn from Russian Nationals

Reigning European champion Alena Kostornaia will miss the Russian National Championships this week in Chelyabinsk. Alexander Gorshkov, President of the Figure Skating Federation of Russia, told Russian news agency TASS that “Kostornaia has not yet had time to recover from her illness and gain the necessary form for the performance.” Earlier this month, the 17-year-oldContinue reading “Alena Kostornaia has withdrawn from Russian Nationals”

Alena Kostornaia tests positive for COVID-19, withdraws from Cup of Russia 5th stage

2020 European champion Alena Kostornaia has tested positive for the coronavirus and is forced to withdraw from this weekend’s fifth stage of the Cup of Russia series in Moscow. The official website of the Figure Skating Federation of Russia posted that Kostornaia underwent a mandatory test on the eve of the competition and the testContinue reading “Alena Kostornaia tests positive for COVID-19, withdraws from Cup of Russia 5th stage”

Tuktamysheva wins Rostelecom Cup

Elizaveta Tuktamysheva landed two triple axels and presented two outstanding programs in Moscow for her first ISU Grand Prix series victory since the 2018 Skate Canada. Former World and European champion Tuktamysheva landed her opening triple axel-double toe loop combination; the 23-year-old figure skater held on to another triple axel, landed a triple Lutz, andContinue reading “Tuktamysheva wins Rostelecom Cup”

Tuktamysheva is only lady planning triple axel; Trusova – 3 quads, Shcherbakova – 1

According to the released planned program content, Elizaveta Tuktamysheva will be the only lady attempting a triple axel and Alexandra Trusova is planning three quadruple jumps at the 2020 Rostelecom Cup. Tuktamysheva is widely known for her good jumping technique and ability to land the triple axel. She is planning a triple axel in theContinue reading “Tuktamysheva is only lady planning triple axel; Trusova – 3 quads, Shcherbakova – 1”