Russian Olympic champions to skip worlds

AP

The Russian figure skating federation says Olympic gold medalists Adelina Sotnikova, and Maxim Trankov and Tatiana Volosozhar won’t be going to this month’s world championships in Saitama.

In a statement on the federation’s website, president Alexander Gorshkov says the federation decided not to send Sotnikova in order to give her a chance to rest and prepare for next season. Trankov and Volosozhar chose not to enter the worlds.

Russia’s entries in the women’s division of the worlds will be Julia Lipnitskaia, who helped Russia win gold in the team skating event, and Anna Pogorilaya. The pairs entries will be Sochi silver medalists Ksenia Stolbova and Fyodor Klimov, and Vera Bazarova and Yuri Larionov.

  • U Nyunt Shwe

    Why? Well, we have to label you as cowardices if you really didn’t show up!!

    Unfortunately, Hanyu will get no rival then. I pray for Mao, but it’s she that decides the winner. She should take a short retread and does zazen to gather her confidence altogether like renown and my most respected sport star Yawarachan!!!