Alena Kostornaya

The figure skater said that her new coach Elena Buyanova is distinguished by 100% honesty, support and the ability to direct her to the desired result.

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Alena Kostornaya

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2020 European figure skating champion Alena Kostornaya in an interview with the Bez Vody YouTube channel named the main qualities of the coaches Evgeny Plushenko, Eteri Tutberidze and Elena Buyanova.

“Plushenko is charisma, you know, in the movie “Jumanji” in the second part, the character (Dwayne Johnson) had a strong point – some kind of charisma <...>. Energy and charisma – that’s something, willpower. Eteri Georgievna – grace, rigor, getting results by any possible means. Elena Germanovna is one hundred percent honesty, support and the ability to direct her to the desired result. That is, not to force, but to explain why you need it, ”said Kostornaya.

Before the start of the 2020/21 season, the figure skater moved from the Tutberidze group to Plushenko, but returned a year later.

Last season, Kostornaya first broke her right hand, and then her left. The figure skater missed the Russian Championship and the Olympic Games in Beijing, and in early March it became known that she had moved to Buyanova.

In early September, Kostornaya underwent hip surgery and will miss the December Russian Championship.

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