Nikita Katsalapov: “Unfortuntely our preparation and participation in the Russian Nationals is not possible due to coronavirus”
Nikita Katsalapov about covid and withdrawal from the Russian Nationals 2021.
source: Svetlana Ivanova for tvxvexda.ru dd. 22d December 2020
The news that Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov withdrew from the Russian Nationals, but will take part in the ice show, caused a lot of negative comments. In response, the skaters decided to disclose all the circumstances that led to this decision.
According to Katsalapov, both he and his partner had a coronavirus infection and, in accordance with the medical recommendations cannot work at full strength to prepare for the Nationals. The skater emphasized that Victoria Sinitsina suffered a severe illness, with partial lung damage.
Nikita Katsalapov: Victoria and I wanted to address figure skating fans, our fans, in particular. Dear friends. We want to be frank with you. This season we are haunted by injuries and illnesses. Despite this, with great desire and with all our might, we tried to prepare and participated in the competitions. Unfortunately, some time ago we got sick with coronavirus. I’m in a mild form, Victoria – in a severe one, with partial lung damage. In this regard, due to medical recommendations, our preparation and participation in the Russian Nationals is not possible.
Having discussed it with our coaches and the Russian Figure Skating Federation, we decided to take part in the Tatiana Navka’s New Year’s show, as this is an excellent opportunity to recover faster and gain competitive shape.
Many thanks to all our fans for their support, we really missed training and competitions and, of course, we will do our best for a speedy recovery.
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