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”

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”

Plushenko and Rozanov listed as Kostornaia’s coaches

The Ministry of Sport of the Russian Federation officially approved Alena Kostornaia’s coaching change to Evgeny Plushenko and Sergei Rozanov. Previously, Kostornaia was listed as a student of Eteri Tutberidze, Sergei Dudakov, and Daniil Gleikhengauz; in the new document, the skater’s list of coaches still contains Tutberidze but now also includes Plushenko and Rozanov. AsContinue reading “Plushenko and Rozanov listed as Kostornaia’s coaches”