OREANDA-NEWS. Silver medalist of the 2021 World Figure Skating Championship, Elizaveta Tuktamysheva, will be the captain of the Russian national team at the World Team Championship in Japan, according to the website of the International Skating Union (ISU).

The World Team Trophy will take place on April 15-18 in Osaka, Japan. In addition to Tuktamysheva, the 2021 world champions Anna Shcherbakova, the dance duet Victoria Sinitsina / Nikita Katsalapov, the sports couple Anastasia Mishina / Alexander Gallyamov, as well as figure skaters Mikhail Kolyada and Evgeny Semenenko will represent Russia in the competition.

The captain of the Canadian national team at the World Team Championship will be Nam Nguyen, France - Kevin Aymoz, Italy - Matteo Guarise, Japan - Rica Kihira, USA - Jason Brown.

Also, the Russian figure skating coach Alexei Mishin spoke about the plans of his student for the coming years. He said that his student Elizaveta Tuktamysheva intends to compete with dignity at the Beijing Olympics.

"We have plans to get to the Olympics and perform with dignity. For this, we are already starting training, creating programs, choosing music and the routine that is necessary in order to adequately prepare an athlete," Mishin told reporters, answering a question about plans of Tuktamysheva.