Alina Zagitova

The figure skater’s rival will be known later. Earlier, Zagitova posted a photo in social networks in boxing gloves and stated that she was “preparing for something new”

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Alina Zagitova

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Alina Zagitova, champion of the PyeongChang Olympics in women’s singles, will take part in an exhibition boxing match, reports “RIA News” with reference to a source close to the organizers of the event.

The name of Zagitova’s opponent will become known in the near future.

On June 20, Zagitova posted on Instagram (owned by Meta Platforms, the Tverskoy Court of Moscow recognized the company as extremist and banned its activities) a photo in boxing gloves.

“Getting ready for something new,” Zagitova, 20, wrote.

RBC asked the press service of the Russian Boxing Federation for comment.

Earlier, in a new sport, long jump, another figure skater tried her hand – silver medalist of the 2022 Olympics Alexander Trusova. On June 9, she performed at the Athletics Week in Luzhniki and showed the sixth result among six juniors.

Zagitova suspended her career in 2019. She is the 2018 individual champion, team silver medalist, 2019 world champion and 2018 European champion.

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