22-year-old Olympic champion Adeline Sotnikova announced that she will miss the upcoming season, as she does not want to lose to competitors. The skater evaluated the conditions of the fight and decided that it was not worth “destroying herself from within.”
For certain reasons, I will definitely miss this season. I understand what the composition of girls is now, what technical difficulties. Going out on the ice, I do not want to lose, status is a status. Go out and be like the sixth in the Russian championship, to destroy yourself from the inside, do not really want … Until I’m ready completely psychologically and physically, I will not compete at the competition. We must start with small competitions to feel the drive, emotions. Hope to speak next season is, I need time and health,
– said the athlete TASS.
After the Sochi-2014, she missed several major competitions and returned to the ice a year later, but could not hold the lead (in the Russian championship she took sixth place). In the same year, Adeline took part in the show of the First Channel “Ice Age”. Refusing to compete, the figure skater continues to perform in ice shows and train with Evgeni Plushenko.
The well-known Russian coach Tatyana Tarasova emotionally reacted to Sotnikova’s refusal to compete in the season 2018/2019.
I can not hear all this anymore. How much Adeline will be skipping seasons? She does not speak with the Olympic Games. This is of no interest to anyone already. Sotnikova professionally works, speaks at the show. God grant her health, so as not to spoil her legs. No one expected it to come out. Maybe in her dreams, or she dreamed that she would return. It will never go out to competitions. It was clear at once. Of course, she can tell everything. We, professional people, understand that this will not happen. What kind of game is so stupid?
– Tarasova commented on the situation with the publication of “Sport Express.”
Coach Alexander Zhulin believes that it is mistaken to underestimate the athlete.
Sotnikov can not be dismissed. But I think that we are not talking about the first place. She will miss a whole year and it is unlikely that she will train hard during this period. During this time, much can be lost. There were a lot of similar examples,
– quotes Zhulin “Sport Express.”