Russian figure skater, world champion Evgenia Medvedeva told about how celebrated her birthday, how things have changed over the year, and if she will perform a quadruple jump.
- There was an absolutely calm day, I even liked more. So I planned a birthday. For me the best gift is the attention of coach. In my nature there is always something changing, perhaps for a year, I became more relaxed, and my every action - which is deliberate, - Medvedeva said.
- A quadruple jump in the women's figure skating is possible. There have been attempts, full of pure elements. Until it became possible, only with a backup in the last season. This attempt still did not materialise. But it always is in the plans.
The results of the internal championships can not be officially recorded in the record-breaking statistics. But the free program was certainly a record. And partly hooliganism: in the penultimate of her jump elements, she performed the "triple" Salchow cascade of two triple toe loop, which has long been performed in training.
A year ago it would have been fraught with a score of zero for the element, and the loss of more than thirteen points: execute the program more than one stage of the three jumps against the rules. In the current season, the rules have changed: zeroing to be only "extra" leap. In fact it was already in stage two errors: in addition to "Ted" was there is the third toe, which is also prohibited by the rules. But the world champion could well afford it.
The unauthorized cascade actually gave an answer to the question of why Eugene dominates the world of women's skating: this margin of safety is not the case now none of the adult figure skater in the world. Although it is now clear that in less than a year later, when to start the Olympic season, Medvedeva has grown much heavier than Zagitova who just reaches the "passage" of age and be able to perform at major tournaments: the first adult season - it's always much easier in every respect rather than the need to keep the weight in the cruelest way, not allowing the body to grow, and at the same time to carry out a huge amount of work.
The silver medalist of the 2012 World Championship Alena Leonova noted that the 2016 world championships, in the women's figure skating figure skater Yevgenia Medvedeva is currently unattainable for rivals in technical and choreographic plans.
Medvedeva last season won all the main start of the season - Russian championships, Europe and the world, as well as the final "Grand Prix". The current season is also marked by the figure skater in the final victory of the "Grand Prix".
- It is Medvedeva to head the best. If she will not give rise to continue in her skating, then it will be difficult for someone to get closer to the World Cup. In technical terms, and in the choreography, it is inaccessible, - "R-Sport" quotes Leonova.
Russian figure skater Medvedeva was listed in the list of 30 most successful young people in Europe and in the list of 30 most successful people in Europe are under 30 years of industry according to the entertainment section of Forbes.
In the first edition of the list also included three representatives of different sports: Olympic champion Rio Frenchwoman Estelle Mossel (boxing) and Belgian Nafissatu Thiam (heptathlon) and Latvian basketball player the NBA "New York Knicks" Kristaps Porzingisa.
Evgenia Medvedeva is the current European champion and the world, it also holds the record for the number of points in the short and long programs. Many experts consider her a favorite in the upcoming Olympic Games in 2018.
Seventeen-year-old Evgenia Medvedeva, who won gold with a record-setting free skate at the European Figure Skating Championships last month, is an irresistible magnet to her many fans worldwide. There's always room for a little more, the star told RT.
Medvedeva, a Moscow native, oozes movie-star charisma and megawatt star power.
Her free program at the European Figure Skating Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic proved to be unbeatable. Medvedeva earned 150.79 points, surpassing the mark she set last year, and a total of 229.71, beating the record of South Korea’s Yuna Kim.
“I failed my first combination during the morning training, falling on the second jump. It had never happened to me before. At first I laughed, but then I got very angry and did a combination of four jumps.”
Commenting on the extra elements she added during the performance, Medvedeva said that many thought it was just a stunt.
“Judging by the audiences’ reaction, people really thought it was something strange. For some reason, they thought it was a stunt, but I disagree. It was very serious. If I didn’t feel I could do it and the current score had not allowed it, I wouldn’t have done it.”
“There’s still potential. I can’t tell you the exact score I’m capable of getting, but I can do better with some elements. I can make my program even more challenging,” she added.
Medvedeva says a skater’s main strength is the ability to work hard in any situation.
“No matter if you’re happy or sad, feel well or not so great, you have to show the best you’ve got. Nobody cares about your feelings. It’s your job. I like to draw attention and enjoy being watched. I feel incredible when I skate and people can’t take their eyes off me during the whole program.”
After her performances, the teen often feels empty inside.
“It is not sadness or joy, I’m just empty. Free of any emotion.”