Russian figure skating champion Evgenia Medvedeva has shown that she is constantly forced to overcome the pain during training. Every year it becomes more and more difficult to compete against younger opponents.
The two-time world gold medalist confirmed that unexpected injuries and Covid-19 complications had interrupted her season and forced her to withdraw from all national and international events and spend time in the hospital.
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Despite these difficulties, the skater hopes to fully recover and return to the ice to kick back on.
“I’ve had a lot of health problems this season – I’m still fighting them. My back is so much better … I heal every day, ”said Medvedeva.
“We live in this world [during the pandemic]It’s really difficult to stay motivated. I do my best to stay healthy and prepare for competitions, ”she added.
The two-time Olympic silver medalist admitted that a spate of recurring injuries has made skating enormously difficult due to the constant pain that comes with every training session.
“I’m 21 and every year it’s getting harder to stay in shape and motivated when your body is almost always in pain. It is really difficult to wake up and go to practice every morning when you know you will feel the pain, but I do my best, ”said the athlete.
Last fall, the celebrity skater returned to her longtime trainer Eteri Tutberidze but was unable to prove any of the results of their productive collaboration after being forced to miss all competitions due to health problems.