Kostornaia moved from Tutberidze to Buyanova
Kostornaia moved from Eteri Tutberidze to Elena Buyanova
Expected that the skater will start full-time work with a new coach on Monday.
Kostornaia moved from Tutberidze to Evgeni Plushenko before last season, but she could not achieve significant success with the new team and returned to Eteri Tutberidze in the spring. This season, the skater competed in the Grand Prix series and failed to qualify for the Final. She also missed the Russian Nationals due to a wrist fracture and was unable to qualify to the Olympics. Later, Kostornaia announced that she had also broken her second hand.
Buyanova is known for her work with the four-time Russian national champion Maxim Kovtun and the first Olympic champion in women’s single skating in the history of Russia and the USSR – Adelina Sotnikova. In recent years, her most notable student was Artur Danielian, the winner of the Russian and European Championships.
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