Russian figure skater Ruslan Zhiganshin, who spoke in ice dancing paired with Elena ilinykh, he made a decision about retirement. About it reports the Agency “R-Sport” , citing a source familiar with the situation.
24-year-old Zhiganshin until the end of season 2013-14 he performed a duet with Victoria and a senior research associate with which in 2012 became the world champion among juniors. Then his partner decided to pursue a career in a pair of champion of the 2014 Olympics in the team tournament Nikita Katsalapov.
Zhiganshin, in turn, began to skate with ilinykh, who previously played with Katsalapov. In 2015, Ruslan won with Elena Russian championship and silver in the world team championship.
Note that immediately after the Olympics in Sochi, broke up four Russian pairsVera Bazarova – Yuri Larionov, Vasilisa Davankov – Andrey Deputy, Elena ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov and Victoria Sinitsina – Ruslan Zhiganshin.
Last season, ilinykh and Zhiganshin took fourth place in the championship and failed to qualify for the national team to perform at European and world Championships.