The Winter Olympics silver medalist has no regrets over her fiercely emotional reaction following the dramatic end to the singles competition
Alexandra Trusova appeared to suffer emotional turmoil at the Winter Olympics © Cui Nan / China News Service via Getty Images
Russian figure skating sensation Alexandra Trusova has said she would repeat her furious reaction to winning silver in the singles competition at the Beijing Winter Olympic Games 2022 if she found herself in the same position again.
While much of the intense attention was on pre-Olympics favorite Kamila Valieva’s closing performance at the Games, Trusova also earned headlines after she provided a blistering display of rage immediately after the final round of her performance.
Despite becoming the first woman to land a quad flip and first to record a quad Lutz at the Olympics, the 17-year-old loudly threatened to retire and voiced her disdain for the sport.
The two-time World Junior champion later explained that her explosive response was a sign of sporting frustration and denied that her relationship with heavily-scrutinized coach Eteri Tutberidze had been damaged.