Last year’s COVID-19 disease, world figure skating champion Elizaveta Tuktamysheva, proceeded “in normal form.” The 24-year-old athlete herself stated this in an interview with Izvestia.
In early December, the star figure skater was diagnosed with a coronavirus. Because of this, she had to withdraw from the competitions of the fifth stage of the Russian Cup. Recall that this season is one of the best in Tuktamysheva’s career. In February, she managed to qualify for the World Championships, which will be held next week in Stockholm.
– I did not go to the hospital, I was at home with a temperature of up to 37 degrees, – said Tuktamysheva. – Probably only a couple of days it was slightly higher. There was just weakness. And the recovery took longer than expected. And so, I know that many get sick much more. Therefore, I can say that everything went smoothly. I did not feel tastes and smells. Even now, some of them feel a little different.
The Russian figure skater also noted that now she does not feel the physical consequences of the disease. In addition, Elizabeth stressed that the restrictions imposed during the pandemic did not greatly change her life.
“In general, everything has not changed so much,” said Tuktamysheva. – The only problem is that I really want to go to Europe. But the impossibility didn’t hit me hard. In terms of training, we did it online. And I understood the situation, understood how to adapt to it. I kept myself busy all the time at home.
The upcoming world championship will be the second in her career for Tuktamysheva. The previous one was in 2015. Then she won gold.
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