Polina Tsurskaya has a rare genetic disease

The girl with a huge talent, but difficult health

Polina Tsorskaya the source of the photo: rsport.ru

Eteri Tutberidze about Polina Tsurskaya.

According to Eteri Tutberidze Polina Tsurskaya has a genetic disease:

Tsurskaya was repeatedly taken to Germany, had surgery, but she has genetic predispositions that rarely occur. If you know such diseases as exostosis … When the bones grow in one place, and just fall off in another place. This is a rare genetic thing, she has it from her father. This time, she came to the World Championships with a very serious diagnosis. But she wants to skate, we will do everything that can be done.

The girl with a difficult health, with a huge talent for skating, but difficult health. We and the skating federation are trying to support her health, and while she has at least some chance to skate, has a desire, we will be doing it. – Eteri said

Anatoli Samokhvalov rsport.ru

Interesting that Polina’s mom deny Eteri’s statement about genetic disease:

The current Polina’s trauma is a lumbar hernia. Before that, she had a ligament rupture, then a König disease, in which the genetic predisposition is not the the main reason. She has no other illnesses and her father has no genetic diseases. Now she trains and is determined to continue her career. – Natalia Tsurskaya said


So what’s going on? Eteri tries to explain bad results ad injuries with genetic disease or Polina’s mother tries to present the situation in a more positive way?

Anyway I wish Polina to recover as soon as possible and be healthy. She’s an incredible talent and it would be a shame to lose such talent even before she becomes age eligible to perform in seniours.

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5 Comments on Polina Tsurskaya has a rare genetic disease

  1. Caroline Madsen // 11/11/2017 at 22:16 // Reply

    She’s a very beautiful skater and I wish her success and good health and happiness

  2. Elaine Hope // 11/11/2017 at 22:11 // Reply

    God bless her! So beautiful and so young!!

  3. jimmbboe // 03/05/2017 at 15:44 // Reply

    Polina is a beautiful skater. I wish her all the best!

  4. Judith // 03/05/2017 at 07:35 // Reply

    Horrible news, if true. (Very confusing dueling interviews.) I love Tsurskaya! I wish her courage, health and a full skating career, God willing!

  5. Mad for Skating // 02/05/2017 at 20:37 // Reply

    And here I thought all drama stayed in Russian ice dancing!
    Wishing her the best. <3

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