Russian figure skating coach Alexey Mishin shared with the correspondent "Tapes.ru" expectations of the upcoming Grand Prix stage in Moscow.
"At the moment, the best skater in the world — Evgeny Medvedev, but I wouldn't give her the win in advance. The worst thing that can make an athlete to calm down and to believe in their invincibility. As for Lipnitskaya, but she's really ready to perform at the Moscow Grand Prix. About its form while I can not say, it knows only my student, her coach Alexei Urmanov. Know he's happy with it," — said Mishin.
Honored coach of Russia also admitted that he did not know about the return to the ice of the Olympic champion of Sochi-2014 in figure skating Adelina Sotnikova. "I haven't heard about it, but it would be fine. It is a very interesting skater," said he.
Earlier Wednesday, the General Director of the Federation of figure skating in Russia (FCCR) Alexander Kogan announced the performance of the 20-year-old Sotnikova in the Russian championship, which will be held from 20 to 26 December in Chelyabinsk.
Russian Grand Prix will be held from 4 to 6 November in the arena "Megasport". The previous steps took North America. In the United States at Skate America, the Russian team took two bronze medals in pair skating (Vladimir Morozov and Evgenia Tarasova in competitions of sports pairs, Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitri Soloviev in the ice dance) and at Skate Canada in MISSISSAUGA of the Russian team brought the gold medal of the 16-year-old Evgenia Medvedeva.