Elena Radionova: “If world figure skating loses its Russian audience, then sponsors and advertising will leave. So they created such a difficult situation themselves.”
Bronze medalist of the World Championships Elena Radionova believes that world figure skating creates a difficult situation itself by removing Russian athletes from competitions, since all sponsors and advertisers will stop cooperating without the participation of Russians.
Elena Radionova: The main figure skating audience is fans from Russia and Japan. If world figure skating loses its Russian audience, then sponsors and advertising will leave. So they created such a difficult situation themselves.
When our guys were not allowed to the World Championships, we had alternative competitions on the same dates. The interest was huge, everyone forgot about the competitions in France. I did not watch the World Championships, because there was no intrigue, no emotions that our athletes give.
In women’s single skating, the girl who does not jump quadruples won. Our girls are pushing the limits, and she won with the content that skaters used to perform 10 years ago.
Alena Leonova: “Trusova will grow up and will understand everything. Maybe even regret saying what she said then.”