Winter Olympics: 17-year-old Russian silver medalist Alexandra Trusova vows to 'never skate again'

Winter Olympics: 17-year-old Russian silver medalist Alexandra Trusova vows to ‘never skate again’

“Everyone has gold medals, but not me. I hate skating. I hate it”: Distraught Russian silver medalist Alexandra Trusova, 17, vows to “never skate again” in an extraordinary tirade after missing out on victory at the Beijing Winter Olympics

  • Russian figure skater Alexandra Trusova missed gold by 4.22 points.
  • The 17-year-old athlete made five quadruple jumps, but won only a silver medal.
  • Her compatriot Anna Shcherbakova took her place on the podium in Beijing.
  • Trusova was seen crying after the results when she stated that she hated the sport.
  • A scandal erupted in the Russian national team due to a doping scandal.

The pressure on teenage skaters became all too apparent on Thursday, when silver medalist Alexandra Trusova burst into tears ahead of the medal ceremony after the women’s singles at the Beijing Olympics.

The 17-year-old Russian, who landed five quadruple jumps in the high-octane program at the Stolichny Indoor Stadium, missed gold by 4.22 points after the judges favored the free program of her compatriot Anna Shcherbakova.

World champion Shcherbakova, also 17, landed only two quads, and Trusova’s athletic performance on Cruella and the Stooges’ “I Wanna Be Your Dog” helped her score more in the free skate, but it wasn’t enough to make up for her disappointing performance. in the short program on Tuesday.

Silver medalist Alexandra Trusova burst into tears before the podium ceremony

Silver medalist Alexandra Trusova burst into tears before the podium ceremony

The Russian has stated that she

The Russian has stated that she “hates” figure skating and was reportedly initially reluctant to take the podium.

I am glad that Sasha has character and she can just send everyone.
Even the vile Tutberiha.

SHE IS THE BEST IN THIS CYCLE. IT IS A FACT. pic.twitter.com/czzYlFQbZw

— olesya cheese (@fs_with_cheese) February 17, 2022

With all the attention to the 15-year-old child prodigy Kamila Valieva, who, in the wake of a doping scandal, slipped onto the ice and rolled out to fourth place, leading the standings in the short program, Trusova’s moment of despair went almost unnoticed.

“Everyone has gold medals, everyone, but not me. I hate skating. I hate this. I hate this sport. I will never skate again. Never, ”said Trusova, briefly leaving the field of view of her coach Eteri Tutberidze, Shcherbakova and Valieva.

‘It’s impossible. It should not be.

Trusova, a world championship bronze medalist, spoke at the post-match press conference, where she was also close to tears.

The 17-year-old figure skater landed five quadruple jumps in her high-octane program.

The 17-year-old figure skater landed five quadruple jumps in her high-octane program.

But in the end, she lost gold to compatriot Anna Shcherbakova by 4.22 points.

But in the end, she lost gold to compatriot Anna Shcherbakova by 4.22 points.

Trusova eventually made it to the podium, but was still crying throughout the ceremony.

Trusova eventually made it to the podium, but was still crying throughout the ceremony.

“I haven’t won a major tournament in three years. I always try to reach the goal, I always add more quadriceps, ”said the 17-year-old athlete.

“And when I get to that, I will win. It didn’t happen, so I was upset.”

When asked why she was crying, Trusova replied: “Just like that. I wanted to cry, so I cried. I have been alone for three weeks without my mother, without dogs. That’s why I cry.

The Russian national team got into a doping scandal after Kamila Valieva failed a doping test at the national championship in December last year.

The Russian national team got into a doping scandal after Kamila Valieva failed a doping test at the national championship in December last year.

The 15-year-old child prodigy fell on the ice during the performance and took fourth place.

The 15-year-old child prodigy fell on the ice during the performance and took fourth place.

Valieva also burst into tears, and the coaches had to comfort her after the routine.

Valieva also burst into tears, and the coaches had to comfort her after the routine.

The Russian Olympic Committee team has been at the center of a doping storm since it was revealed last week that Valieva failed a doping test at the national championships last December.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) finally allowed her to compete in women’s singles on Monday after the sport’s top court upheld the Russian Anti-Doping Agency’s decision to lift her temporary ban.

Valieva has already helped the Russian Olympic Committee win a team event that will not see a medal ceremony until her doping case is resolved.

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