The initiative to change the sports citizenship of figure skater Uliana Shiryaeva belongs to her parents, the athlete herself could hardly make this decision on her own, believes the three-time Olympic champion, deputy of the State Duma Irina Rodnina .
Earlier it became known that 15-year-old Shiryaeva moved to Canada, she was allowed to speak at a local tournament, which takes place from August 18 to 21 in Burnaby.
– I don’t follow the junior competitions that closely, but leaving for Canada is above all the decision of his parents. At the age of 15, Shiryaeva barely passed such a milestone on her own. Even though she is a capable girl, Ulyana has yet to become a star. Although, according to her trainer, the skater is almost ready to jump two quadruples and has a good triple axel, the question is whether she will keep this set at 17, when you can start performing at an adult level, Rodnina says RT.
Shiryaeva won junior bronze at the Russian Cup stage in 2021 and also became 11th in the Russian junior championship in 2022.
Source : MatchTV
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