Get ready... Alina Zagitova to present new programmes on 9 September

The Olympic champion and silver medallist Evgenia Medvedeva will appear on the ice in Moscow

Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedeva will show off their programmes for the coming season on 9 September.

The gold and silver medallist from PyeongChang 2018 are set to appear at Moscow's Megapark rink.

Medvedeva is returning specially to Russia for six days from her new training base in Toronto with Brian Orser.

Meanwhile, Zagitova continues to train under Eteri Tutberidze alongside junior starlets Anna Trusova and Anna Schcherbakova.

Puppy love for Zagitova

Zagitova has revealed that she will be skating to Phantom of the Opera in the short programme, and Bizet's Carmen in the free skate.

As well as training hard for the new campaign, the 16-year-old has been hanging out with her new canine friend.

After clinching the Olympic title, the Russian was gifted an Akita puppy which she named Masaru, Japanese for victory.

New start for Medvedeva

Medvedeva is scheduled to make her first competitive appearance later this month since leaving Tutberidze for Orser.

She and new training partner Yuzuru Hanyu will skate at the Autumn Classic International in Oakville, 30 kilometres west of Toronto, starting on September 20th.

Medvedeva has admitted to suffering something of a culture shock upon relocating to Canada.

Like her former training partner, the twice world champion has already revealed her routines for the season ahead.


When the pair next compete, they will do so under new scoring rules agreed by the International Skating Union (ISU) in June.

Previously, scores for jumps in the second half of programmes were uplifted by a factor of 1.1.

Now, the uplift will only apply to the last jump of the short programme and the final three jumps of the free skate.

Zagitova famously loaded her programmes at the Olympic Games with jumps late on to take advantage of the scoring system.

The changes mean all previous world records - Zagitova's 82.92 short programme in PyeongChang, and Medvedeva's 160.46 free skate and 241.31 total achieved at the 2017 World Team Trophy - are consigned to history.

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