Alina Zagitova is one of the best skaters in the world, performing in the women’s single discipline of figure skating. For the titles that Alina won before adulthood, many athletes strive all their lives. What caused this success: the pursuit of excellence, hard work or good heredity? In the biography of the girl, each of these criteria is placed on the title step of the pedestal.
In the late spring, May 18, 2002, in the large educational and cultural center of the Urals and the Volga region, Izhevsk, the first-born was born into the Zagitov family. Literally a year, the baby lived without a name: parents were so reverent about this issue that they could not come to a common denominator. Until one day they saw the broadcast of the performance of the famous gymnast Alina Kabaeva. Alina is a gentle and melting name on her lips, however the character of the name identifies nature with a firm and unshakable inner core. The parents of the little girl looked at each other and in an instant decided to name their eldest daughter Alina.
Ilnaz Nasikhovich Zagitov, coach of the hockey team, for all his childhood and youth served for his two daughters – Continue reading
The absurd death of the 25-year-old titled figure skater Denis Ten showed that youth and fame cannot protect even the darlings of the whole world from premature departure.
There is no more beautiful sport than figure skating. Even during official competitions, costumes and music delight the eyes and soul of the audience, and demonstration performances are real performances. The word “tragedy” is incompatible with this holiday of life. Nevertheless, they occur with these seemingly favorites of fortune. Continue reading
Russian figure skater Evgenia Medvedeva has already twice been a world champion and, by all accounts, was the main contender for the 2018 Winter Olympics gold. This was considered a few weeks before her eighteenth birthday last fall.
At the competitions held in October in Moscow, she laughed at ease. A few months earlier, she embodied on the ice the image of the anime character Sailor Moon in the costume of a Japanese schoolgirl, turning into a superheroine. Then she was the tragic heroine of Tolstoy Anna Karenina and joked: “In this program, I show that I will not be an old maid.”
She wore a toy cat like an amulet and became a prominent representative of the Russian Olympians. She Continue reading