Lipetsk called Tutberidze the ideal trainer, who managed to raise many professional skaters. The American noted that the Russian coach has been raising athletes since the beginning of her career, and not just “beautifully packaging ready-made skaters”.
In the final of the Grand Prix series in Turin, the students of Tutberidze occupied the entire podium. Alena Kostornaya won gold, Anna Shcherbakova won silver, Aleksandra Trusova won bronze. All three skaters spend their debut season at an adult level.
Also in the group of the coach is the Olympic champion Alina Zagitova. At the 2018 Games, she beat Evgeny Medvedev, who at that time was also training under the leadership of Tutberidze.
Lipetsk is a former lone skater. Under her leadership, Alice Liu, who became the youngest champion of the USA, is engaged. Liu also has the second place in the final of the Junior Grand Prix.