This happened! It seems that Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedeva have revived their former friendship. Friends before Pyeongchang, friends forever. Two outstanding figure skaters do not even try to hide the change in their relationship and publicly demonstrate that they communicate well. Calling the phone and asking for help is not a problem for them. For Jenny, sure. Alina is ready to help her friend out in any situation. Even while in the car, she is able to search for answers to the most difficult questions.

A trifling, at first glance, episode from the life of two athletes showed that no medals and titles broke their friendship. Zhenya and Alina overcame everything and melted the ice that stood between them after Pyeongchang.




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“Call me, call!”

Evgenia Medvedeva recently took part in Anton Shastun’s show “Contacts”, where the guest needs to answer questions with the help of people from the contact list on the phone. According to the rules, only 60 seconds are given for a conversation, and if the selected person answers incorrectly or cannot give an answer, then the time is reduced by 10 seconds. As expected, Zhenya had a lot of numbers of figure skaters, as well as musicians, artists and representatives of various fields. But what is especially pleasant is that in this whirlwind of contacts the number of Alina Zagitova was also listed.

And it was not just listed: Zhenya decided to turn to her former ice rival for help!

Evgenia Medvedeva and Alina Zagitova

Evgenia Medvedeva and Alina Zagitova

Photo: Alexander Safonov, “Championship”

Strictly speaking, the presenter suggested calling Alina. But Zhenya had every right to refuse. There would be nothing special in this, because that is exactly what she did when the presenter suggested that she recruit Alexander Trusov, Maurice Kvitelashvili, Alexei Yagudin, Anton Sikharulidze, Ivan Bukin and Vitaly Mutko. After all, spontaneously answering a question is an unusual task, not everyone can pull themselves together in a few seconds and give the right answer.

However, Zhenya nevertheless trusted Alina, considered that she would cope with the question about the actors: “George Clooney, Christian Bale, Ben Affleck – who is next?” A question with a twist. Zhenya herself had no idea how to answer him. But I believed in Alina.

Alina Zagitova? By the way, maybe she watches movies … Because I don’t watch movies, I watch anime, I don’t really understand actors. But maybe she likes handsome actors. Let’s call, ”Medvedev reasoned on the show.

Evgenia Medvedeva and Alina Zagitova

Evgenia Medvedeva and Alina Zagitova

Photo: Maria Plotnikova, Championship

A couple of seconds of tense beeps in the studio and … again a miracle! Alina answered Zhenya’s call. Awesome! Here’s living proof that they get along great! Why reply to someone you don’t want to talk to? Or maybe Alina did not know that Zhenya was calling, but answered an unfamiliar number? No, she knew and was ready to help her.

It is impossible to imagine how many hearts of the fans melted at that moment with joy for the skaters!




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“Yeah, one more time. I’m in the car right now, damn it.”

Agree, to continue the logical chain in one minute is quite difficult and in a calm atmosphere. And Alina had to answer a question from the show when she was in the car. Zhenya’s call took her by surprise! But hardening with big sports allowed her to quickly get together and join the game. The girls’ conversation turned out to be very nice.

Zhenya: Alina, hello!

Alina: Great!

Zhenya: I have 50 seconds, I’m on Anton Shastun’s show “Contacts”. I need you to answer a question
one.

Alina: Oh my god!

Zhenya: George Clooney, Christian Bale, Ben Affleck – who’s next? I do not know!

Alina: Of course, you found someone to call.

Zhenya: I don’t know! Help please!

Alina: Yes, one more time. I’m in the car right now…

Zhenya: I’m sorry. George Clooney, Christian Bale, Ben Affleck – who’s next?

Alina: Ahh…

Zhenya: Ah! 10 Seconds!

Alina: Who is the third?

Zhenya: Ben Affleck. Who is next? Five seconds! Ahh!

Alina: I’ll tell you now.

On this 50 seconds expired. Alina tried very hard to help, but the time and conditions were against it. The seconds were fading away as she tried to figure out the answer using the internet on her phone.

But the main thing is that the girls are friends again and help each other out. It’s so nice to see and hear how they communicate easily and joke. This is how we knew them before the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang and were very sad when the competition noticeably cooled their relationship.

Olympic Truce

The warming of relations between Alina and Zhenya began at the Beijing Olympics. They again went to the main start of the four years together, but not as athletes, but as correspondents for Channel One. The new experience helped them see the struggle of the skaters from the outside and take a different look at the events in Pyeongchang. The drama that played out on the ice of the Middle Kingdom with Kamila Valieva, Alexandra Trusova and Anna Shcherbakova turned out to be much larger and more epic than the confrontation between Alina and Zhenya. It became clear that they were lucky to experience a real Olympic holiday, which for many reasons did not happen in Beijing. The girls finally threw off the burden of the past, forgot about the differences and really rallied during their work.

Zhenya and Alina remembered that they were friends four years ago, and revived their former warm relationship. No more skirmishes like the Channel One Cup press conference in 2021.

Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedeva

Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedeva

Photo: RIA Novosti

And indeed: the next Cup of the First was held at the end of March in an exceptionally positive atmosphere. Of course, Anna Shcherbakova and Mark Kondratyuk were appointed captains this time, and not Zhenya and Alina. But the two famous pupils of Tutberidze already did not want to arrange any kind of ice showdown. What is the point if they are both incredibly popular and bathed in the love of numerous fans?

The friendship of Alina and Zhenya passed the test worse than copper pipes, and withstood it with dignity. And even if the “happy ending” didn’t happen right away, the skaters eventually turned all the sad pages and found harmony.




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