According to Valentina Rodionenko, Irina Alexeeva left the Russian national team and does not plan on
Rodionenko told R-Sport:
“Alexeeva was accepted to a university in America, she will study there. She won’t be on the national team anymore. Winning certain medals for the Russian team really helped her, it gave her bonuses, and she was admitted [to the university].”
UPD: Irina Alexeeva clarified on her Instagram that she definitely plans on doing NCAA gymnastics but she’s not starting college this fall, as she’s still a high school junior. She did not address the rest of Rodionenko’s comments regarding leaving the national team.
Photo: Russian Artistic Gymnastics Federation
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