The two-time world champion revealed that sometimes she behaves as a professional actress, hiding her stress and anxiety from spectators and judges.

Sometimes at competitions I have to pretend that I’m completely cool-headed, but actually it’s quite the opposite. Often you face some unexpected situations: you may have a high temperature or have pain, then I need to switch on the actress in me,” Medvedeva added.

The 20-year-old figure skating ace is preparing for the new season, during which she will aim to earn one of the three spots on the team to represent Russia at major international starts.

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