Roman Kostomarov and Tatyana Navka, at a show in honor of Ilya Averbukh’s anniversary, repeated the “Carmen” number, which brought them victory at the Olympics in Turin in 2006. Kostomarov performed on the ice for the first time after amputation.
On Sunday, the athlete took to the ice in two Averbukh shows at once. In the first, he performed with his wife Oksana Domnina, in the second - with his former ice dancing partner Tatyana Navka, the wife of the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov.
After the performance, Navka addressed the audience and noted the achievements of Kostomarov, who was able to stand on the ice despite the amputation of his legs after a serious illness. “Roma won not only that Olympics, but all the Olympics in the world. Roma, you are an example for all of us. And by the way, we don’t believe that we fit into these suits after 18 years.”
Roman Kostomarov was hospitalized in January, where he was diagnosed with pneumonia. Later, he developed sepsis, which is why doctors were forced to amputate the skater’s feet, and later his fingers. Despite this, the skater relearned how to write, drive a car, and later went on the ice.