Athletistic / Figure skating. Irina Rodnina, three-time Olympic figure skating champion, spoke about the prospects of Russian figure skaters. She assessed the Russians’ chances of reaching the 2026 Olympic Games, which will take place in Milan and Cortina D’Ampezzo (Italy).

“We still have a chance to participate in the 2026 Games. Everything will depend on the decision of the ISU and the IOC. In time, we will still have time to participate in the qualifying tournaments for the 2026 Olympic Games.

How the situation will develop is another question. I think most of our skaters are ready for the next Games and are lacking in performance.

Rodnina told what she thought about the opening of the Zagitova figure skating school

I hope our guys will once again show the strength of Russian figure skating. But the absence of major tournaments affects both technical problems and psychological state, ”quotes Match TV, Rodnina.