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Eteri Tutberidze is a Russian figure skating coach. She is one of the top coaches in the world. Many of the skaters in her team have won major competitions.

She used to be an Ice Dancer and performed in ice shows.

Current skaters in her team:

Evgenia Medvedeva, Alina Zagitova, Anna Shcherbakova and Kamila Valieva

Former skaters in her team:

Yulia Lipnitskaya, Alexandra Trusova and Alena Kostornaia,

Tropes associated with Eteri Tutberidze:


  • Always Someone Better: Every couple of years, she's training skaters who are even better than those one or two years older than them.
  • Badass Boast: When asked why women's skating is doing so well in Russia now, she jokingly answered that it was because she returned to Moscow.
  • Badass Crew: Her skaters have won a great variety of medals, including Olympic gold and silver.
  • Flame Bait: A mention of her often gets people arguing. This is a common thing for dominant skaters and she is coaching a lot of them.
    • The issues surrounding Yulia Lipnitskaya leaving are still a topic of discussion sometimes.
    • Evgenia Medvedeva leaving on bad terms caused a major upheaval in the figure skating fandom.
    • Is often at odds with trainer Evgeni Plushenko, particularly after two of her students left to be trained by him.
  • Flame War: Often the subject of this, particularly when a student leaves.
  • Ice Queen: Often seen as such.
  • Power Trio: 3A aka Alexandra Trusova, Alena Kostornaia and Anna Shcherbakova when they were all her students.
    • She herself with fellow coaches Sergei Dudakov and Daniil Gleigengauz.
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  • Signature Move: Maximizing the scoring potential of her skaters. Having skaters put most of their jumps at the end of their program when that still meant a bonus for all the jumps. Now, she is known as a coach who trains quadruple jumps.
  • Theme Naming: A lot of her skaters have a name starting with A. There's the famous 3A, but also Alina Zagitova and Alena Kanysheva. Funnily enough, despite the many Anastasias in Russian figure skating, none of them train with her.
  • Took a Level in Badass: She was never that famous as an ice skater, but as a coach she is top level. Also, every generation of her skaters tend to have higher tech content than the last.

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