May 29, 2023
Russian figure skater Roman Kostomarov

Russian figure skater Roman Kostomarov (file photo)

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The state of health of the champion of the 2006 Olympics in ice dancing, figure skater Roman Kostomarov is gradually recovering. The process is moving in the right direction. This was announced on Sunday, May 7, by the choreographer, Olympic medalist in figure skating Ilya Averbukh.

“We are moving in the right direction. Nothing is critically threatening to health. Then, step by step, the recovery process is going on. It is very long and complicated,” he said. Averbukh’s words quotes TASS.

He urged the media not to speculate on this topic and did not publish unverified information. “We support Roman morally, we hope that when he recovers, he will take part in our events,” Averbukh summed up.

In early April, the media reported that Kostomarov prepare for prosthetics. Under the supervision of doctors, the skater began to do recovery exercises. It was also noted that despite the improvement in the condition, the athlete will remain in intensive care for at least another two to three months.

Kostomarov has been in the hospital since mid-January. He ended up in intensive care with pneumonia. According to media reports, the skater had several amputations due to developed necrosis. It was also reported that the athlete suffered a microstroke.

Kostomarov was paired with Tatyana Navka. They won the gold medal at the Olympic Games in Turin. In addition, the duet has won victories at the world, European and Russian championships.

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