Skater Evgeny Medvedev: “it is the inner light”

She’s only 17 and she’s already practically invincible. When it comes to the main contender for Olympic gold in Pyeongchang in 2018, everyone speak only about her. Evgeny Medvedev — the main star of world figure skating, ascended to the sky after several years, the best was her other countrywomen: the 2014 European champion Julia Lipnitskaya and Olympic champion Adelina Sotnikova, and in 2015 — world champion Elizaveta Tuktamysheva. And with 2016’s success is Medvedev. Why? Because of this Muscovite has everything you need champion to become anything more than a one-hit wonder.

The schoolgirl growth of only 1.57 meters wins fans, “rolling” their programs, designed to the smallest detail, while demonstrating an iron will in his desire to get better and better, and offers the audience a flawless combination of emotional intensity and athletic appeal. A small weakness or a serious error young Russian woman allows himself only occasionally.

Proof of this are its 16 victories in 18 competitions, including first place at the European Championships in 2016 and 2017, as well as in the finals of the Grand Prix in 2015 and 2016. That this young girl is like an inexhaustible supply of energy will win the title of world champion at the tournament in Helsinki, no doubt even the skeptics. Evgeny Medvedev is moving full speed to become a truly great value in his sport.

The fact that she chose to speak the music for the film adaptation of the novel “extremely loud & incredibly close”, which tells of the attacks of 11 September 2001 in new York, tells about her courage. The young Russian has included in its programme the most difficult triple jumps and combinations, constantly in balance between the feasible and the impossible, including due to the very sensitive guidance of her coach Eteri Tutberidze, who lived six years in the United States.

The world and European champion, draws inspiration from watching Champions-men. Her idols are Japanese Olympic champion Yuzuru the Han (Yuzuru Hanyu) and her compatriot Evgeny Plushenko. Plushenko she applauded 11 years ago after his Olympic triumph in Turin. After that, she said, “I’ll go out on the ice and I skate like him — but as a little girl. And I went out on the ice, but it was not like I imagined”. Since then, Evgeny Medvedev prefers to be myself. “She skates like a grown-up,” says her coach Tutberidze on the eve of the short program at the world championship this Wednesday on his best student, training endlessly repeats the combination of three triple jumps, which, however, the international Federation of figure skating stops in the course of the competition.

But that’s okay. The world and European champion and already managed to beat all records for points. More than that: “it is the inner light,” says Eteri Tutberidze, And I hope he will Shine even brighter for the audience.” It is already included in the list of the 30 best European representatives of the entertainment industry, according to Forbes. However, only one of the 30 — Medvedeva, that is not enough. Less than in the first place, she is applying for the title of “Queen of ice”, I disagree.