Bestemyanova on raising the age limit in figure skating: this is a war against Russia Skaters to raise the age limit in figure skating. Her words are quoted by Sport24.
“There is nowhere to go, they will vote. We'll be alone. I don't really want this, our girls are the best in the world. Of course, this is an actual war against Russia, ”Bestemyanova said. She added that the audience will lose the opportunity to see a huge number of quadruple jumps, but they will be able to admire the beautiful women's skating.
The Norwegians' initiative became known on November 30. They want singles to be able to transition to adult skating at the age of 17. The issue will be considered at the congress of the International Skating Union (ISU) in 2022. If the initiative is approved, the new rules will come into force in the 2023/2024 season.
According to the current rules, skaters can take part in adult competitions from the age of 15.