• Accomplished Russian figure skaters Evgenia Medvedeva and Alina Zagitova both sight together under the same coach.
• They’re also set to face off at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games.
• Medvedeva has prolonged been a widespread participation in figure skating. However, she was recently hobbled by a broken foot.
• Zagitova is fresh off a feat over Medvedeva at the 2018 European Figure Skating Championships.
An heated showdown is about feverishness up the universe of ice skating at the arriving Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
This year, the battle for bullion may come down to Russian figure skaters and training partners Evgenia Medvedeva and Alina Zagitova.
Medvedeva, 18, has prolonged been regarded as the favorite. She’s twice swept the world, European, and Russian championships. The Muscovite was also named one of Business Insider’s 50 many widespread athletes.
On the other hand, Zagitova recently marred Medvedeva’s winning strain at the 2018 European Figure Skating Championships, the Japan Times reported. The 15-year-old also scooped up bullion at the last Russian Championships, which Medvedeva missed due to a broken foot.
The two Russians sight with the same manager and will contest at this year’s Winter Games as neutral athletes. They’re two of the 169 Russian athletes who have been privileged to contest in Pyeongchang in the arise of their home country’s massive, government-sponsored doping scandal.
By all accounts, the training partners get along, but they’re two beast talents from the same country — and therefore a span to watch at this year’s Winter Olympics.
Here’s a demeanour at what’s moulding up to be one of the many talked-about rivalries of the 2018 Winter Olympics: