The Russian Figure Skating Federation has announced the squad for the 2020/2021 season. The TASS list was provided by the president of the organization, Alexander Gorshkov.
The women’s single team included Olympic champion Alina Zagitova, who suspended her career last year, as well as two-time world champion Yevgenia Medvedeva, world champion Elizaveta Tuktamysheva, European champion Alena Kostornaya, two-time champion of Russia Anna Shcherbakova and two-time world champion among juniors Alexandra Trusova.
Zagitova announced a suspension of her career in December 2019. She did not perform at tournaments this season, but participated in ice shows. Honored trainer of the USSR Tatyana Tarasova felt that the athlete will not be able to return to the Olympic team.
In addition to winning the Olympic Games, Zagitova’s assets include gold in the European and World Championships, as well as in the Grand Prix finals.