Elizaveta Nugumanova: “Coach Evgeni Rukavitsin personally threatened me, saying that he would remove me from the sport. Other coach threatened to trip me up and send to the other world if I skate my programs.”
Elizaveta Nugumanova about insults and threats from the coaching staff of Evgeni Rukavitsin.
First figure skater told about insults and humiliation from the coaching staff in the big interview (you can read it here: “Coaching team often told me that I was fat and nothing would work out for me. Told that even in social networks, soon no one will need me with my body.” open interview with Elizaveta Nugumanova) and now it’s a continuation of this story.
Elizaveta Nugumanova also replied to Alena Leonova (world silver medalist and now choreographer in Rukavitsyn’s group). Earlier, Leonova criticized Nugumanova for an interview where the skater told about humiliation from coach Rukavitsin.
Elizaveta Nugumanova: It is not surprising to read an interview with Alena Leonova, who is completely dependent on Evgeni Rukavitsin – she works in his group. Leonova has been on the ice at most twice this season, she simply deceives readers. She was pregnant, then she gave birth, a family, a child, you know not much time to work. I repeat once again, this group of coaches they are engaged in harassment of athletes, I wanted to talk about this in my interview. The same thing happened with Sima Sakhanovich. They were removed by the same methods as me and other girls. Weight has nothing to do with it at all, this is just a small part of one of the schemes when they want to remove an athlete.
Earlier, Sakhanovich stated that Rukavitsin told her that she was bad and nothing would work out for her.
I want to note that in the near future, in addition to words, I will provide some facts of what is happening to me in this group, where Evgeni Vladimirovich personally threatened me, saying that he would remove me from the sport. He said that he had connections and other coaches who worked with him in the same group, each of them performed his task.
Valentin Molotov once skated up to me and said that if I skate programs, he will trip me up and I will go to the other world. I skated programs without music, they just didn’t let me skate, but I really wanted to, I wanted to perform well, and I understood that I needed to train, and people deliberately did all this, I just didn’t know who I was disturbing and what was happening in general.
God is the judge of all these people, those who are trying to cover up the crime of adults. Everything is obvious, nothing new, and all athletes just advice: think very well and learn a lot of facts about the coaches you go to. I would like the athletes not to be afraid to tell the truth, and not be silent, since I was silent for almost the entire season. I was silent because I was afraid of the worst thing – that they would remove me, and will take away my dream from childhood, I just wanted to skate …. Today I am on vacation and I want to forget this entire nightmare that I had for a whole season
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“Coaching team often told me that I was fat and nothing would work out for me. Told that even in social networks, soon no one will need me with my body.” open interview with Elizaveta Nugumanova
Sounds like a proper investigation is needed. The allegations are serious..