Nikita Katsalapov: “Unfortuntely our preparation and participation in the Russian Nationals is not possible due to coronavirus”

Posted on 2020-12-23 • 2 comments


Nikita Katsalapov about covid and withdrawal from the Russian Nationals 2021.

source: Svetlana Ivanova for dd. 22d December 2020

photo Evgeni Semenov

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.


2 Responses to “Nikita Katsalapov: “Unfortuntely our preparation and participation in the Russian Nationals is not possible due to coronavirus””

  1. Laura Pivonka says:

    I imagine that she may have had a bad cold, but I seriously doubt she had lung damage. Worst case, she had a bad cold and cough. The PCR tests are inaccurate in the US, because it doesn’t measure quantity and uses too high a cycle threshold which is putting out 90% false positives. However, I do warn people to not allow doctors to put you on high flow pure oxygen up to 50 liters, because that can damage your lungs after a few days.

    Katy Mullins, the inventor, said the test should not be used for Covid testing. He said Dr Fauci refused to debate him. The US is falling into an authoritarian state.

    Vika & Nikita, I hope we get to see the end of your skate someday soon, especially at the Worlds, and we pray for you both. Eat healthy. Take Vitamin D3 and zinc and Quercitin for recovery and continue doing it.

  2. Catherine says:

    This is such a disrupted season and they could give the rest of it a miss if the symptoms linger for Victoria, including fatigue. I hope she is feeling strong enough to skate in the ice show. They skate with such a graceful flow and interpretation, but I hope they don’t rush their comeback. It’s not worth the risk.

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