Evgenia Medvedeva: “If Valieva wants and if her health allows, she’ll be able to skate at a really high level at a couple of Russian Nationals and win.”
Evgenia Medvedeva assessed the career prospects of Kamila Valieva.
After the decision of RUSADA’s Disciplinary Anti-Doping Committee on Valieva’s case and depriving her of the gold medal of the Russian Nationals, Kamila said that this was not the last Russian Nationals in her career. Do you believe that she will be able to perform for a long time?
Evgenia Medvedeva: As for the long time, it’s up to Kamila to decide for herself. I have no right to judge her capabilities, because I do not know what condition her body is in. And in general, it is not very correct to say what she will or won’t be able to do. If she can – great, if she can’t – okay, she will switch to something else. The main thing is that a person happy. I think that if she wants and if her health allows, she will be able to skate at a really high level at a couple of Russian Nationals and win.
Ekaterina Rubleva: “In Russia, we have a well-established understanding that a female partner should be very thin. This is a clear subconscious position, which, I think, cannot be changed by anything.”