Munich (dpa) – Olympic figure skater Alyona Savchenko suddenly wants to continue her sporting career in the United States after her career ends.
This was announced by the 37-year-old Ukrainian national of the German Figure Skating Federation, in a statement. I applied for a start permit through the American Skating Association. The DEU Presidency complied with this request.
“I am very happy with this next stage of my career and I am grateful to the federations for making this step possible,” said Savchenko, who won gold with Bruno Masot at the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang with her “freestyle”. century”.
“With faith, passion and commitment, I believe it is possible to set and achieve goals at every stage of our life and career,” Savchenko said. “I look forward to an exciting future in the United States.”
The letter added in the letter that there is currently no partner in Germany for the six-time world champion, whose heart is still burning for competitions. So she left the long-term training site in Oberstdorf and will continue her sports career in the USA.
“The change came as a surprise to us after Aljona Savchenko officially announced the end of her career with Bruno Massot a few weeks ago,” explained Claudia Pfeiffer, Director of Sports at DEU. “We don’t want to put any hurdles in Aljona Savchenko’s way after all she’s done for German figure skating and we wish her all the best in the new chapter.”
The two exceptional skaters have won a total of 23 international medals for DEU with partners Robin Szolkowy and Massot, making them the most successful German snowboarder. “If Alyona Savchenko decides to return to Germany, our doors will open for her at any time,” Pfeiffer stressed.
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