Anna Sherbakova (18, Russia), the women’s single gold medalist in figure skating at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China, announced that she is considering retiring.
After participating in the Channel One figure skating competition held in Saransk, Russia on the 28th (Korea time), Sherbakova said in an interview with local media such as Sport, “This season was very difficult,” and “I want to rest after this competition. “Whether or not to extend her career will be decided after a break,” she said.
When asked whether the ban on international competitions had an effect on his retirement concerns, he replied, “If the current situation continues, it will greatly affect the final decision.”
Earlier, the International Skating Union (ISU) imposed a disciplinary action against ice skaters from Russia and Belarus who invaded Ukraine, denying them participation in international competitions.
Without this disciplinary action, Sherbakova would have competed at the recently closed ISU World Championships.
Russia reacted to the ISU’s disciplinary action and hastily promoted the Channel One Cup, a domestic tournament, and key players such as Sherbakova and Kamila Balieva (16) participated.
Sherbakova, who won the women’s singles event this year, also took first place at the Beijing Winter Olympics last month with a total score of 255.95.
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