What did Russian silver medalist say?
Russian figure skater Alexandra Trusova won a silver medal Thursday at the Winter Olympics ― but apparently didn’t take a shine to it. “I hate skating. I hate it. I hate this sport,” she shouted afterward, according to The Guardian.
Why was the red head Russian skater crying?
Alexandra Trusova was upset after winning silver in the women’s singles figure skating competition. The Russian skater, 17, cried and threatened to “never skate again.” Trusova’s medal came as Kamila Valieva fell twice and missed a medal in Beijing.
What happened with the Russian skaters?
The Russian figure skaters were already facing tight scrutiny and international backlash after the 2022 Beijing Olympics. Valieva, a 15-year-old sensation who had been on the senior circuit for only a few months, tested positive for a banned heart medication on Dec. 25 that came to light after the team competition.
Why did Evgenia Medvedeva retire?
2021–2022 season: Retirement from competition On 1 December 2021, Medvedeva announced that she’d ended her competitive skating career due to a chronic back injury.
Which Russian skater tested positive?
Kamila Valieva, a 15-year-old Russian figure skater who sparked a possible doping scandal at the 2022 Olympics, tested positive for three drugs used to treat heart conditions—one of which is banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency—in a sample taken before the Olympic Games, the New York Times reported Tuesday.
Is Evgenia Medvedeva going to the 2022 Olympics?
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What was Russian silver medalist upset about?
Outraged silver medalist Alexandra Trusova felt robbed of the gold in women’s figure skating after her Russian Olympic Committee teammate Kamila Valieva’s disastrous performance opened the door for a surprise winner at the Beijing Olympics.
What happened to the Russian skater who tested positive?
The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled Monday Valieva will be allowed to compete in the single skating event because of “exceptional circumstances,” including the 15-year-old’s status as a “Protected Person” under the WADA code, and because she had not tested positive for drugs during the Olympics.
What banned substance did the Russian skater test positive for?
Olympic testers say trimetazidine was found in a sample taken at the Russian national championships in December.
Why do Russian skaters retire so early?
Over the past few years, the young Russians have brought the quad jump to women’s figure skating, a huge technical leap forward for the sport but one that is not without significant downsides, including serious injuries that have forced skaters into early retirement.