Reigning European figure skating champion Alena Kostornaia has opened up about her decision to quit Eteri Tutberize’s group, condemning the renowned coach for “inappropriate behavior.”

The 17-year-old skater openly voiced her disappointment over Tutberidze’s training methods right after the split, adding that her complaints had been constantly snubbed by coaches.

Kostornaia confirmed that she hadn’t wanted to share the ice with other skaters, stressing, however, that she didn’t mean top-class contenders, but children, who disturbed her during her training sessions.

I think that athletes like me and Anna (Shcherbakova), and even Kamila (Valieva), shouldn’t be training with 10-year-old kids,” Kostornaia stated…

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