Eteri Tutberidze and the Future of Figure Skating

10 min readAug 3, 2020

Tutberidze has become a top figure skating coach with a system that creates champions who are quickly discarded once her methods fail them.

Eteri Tutberidze

Content warning: abuse, disordered eating

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