Alina Zagitova announces break from competitive figure skating
The Russian has announced that she will focus on 'non-competitive shows' in a bid to rediscover her motivation for the sport.
“I will stay on ice, and I will continue my training,” she told TASS.
“I think it would be the right thing to do, because I’m going to learn some new elements.”
Alina Zagitova (OAR) - Gold Medal | Women's Free Skating
Alina Zagitova (OAR) - Gold Medal | Women's Free SkatingThe women's single free figure skating competition was held at the Gangneung Ice Arena on 23 February 2018.
Zagitova's decision means she is unlikely to compete at the Russian national championships later this month, or January's European Championships.
The 2020 World Figure Skating Championships begin on 16th March.