The coach of the Russian figure skater Evgenia Medvedeva, Brian Orser, is pleased with her performance at the fifth stage of the season Grand Prix in Russia. Orser told reporters about this.
Medvedev took second place at the stage in Moscow, gaining 225.76 points. This is the best result of the 19-year-old skater this season.
Skater Trusova won the Grand Prix stage in Moscow and reached the final of the series. “I am pleased with the free and short programs, it was very important for her to skate well and get decent grades,” Orser said. “Because she worked a lot - like she hadn't worked before.”
“I don’t think that these are psychological problems,” the specialist said in response to a question about what the figure skater’s previous failures were related to. “Rather, it’s about perceiving reality - how to work and get high scores, compete with other athletes. He started working with Yuzuru Hanyu, he was in the shadow of Patrick-chan, and for Yuzuru the point was not to do more technical tricks, because Patrick won because of his incredible riding skills, we started to learn, and with each competition, Yuzuru was selected getting closer and closer Otomi caught up with him, and then - passed it is necessary to work in the complex, but sometimes it takes a little more time than we would like."
Orser also told how things are with Medvedeva’s training of the quad salchow. "She is making progress, we are continuing to work on it. Now we have time to focus on this," he said.
Medvedev is a two-time silver medalist of the 2018 Olympic Games, a two-time world champion, a two-time European champion and a two-time winner of the Grand Prix finals. Also in her asset are bronze of the World Cup, silver of the European Championship and team world championship.