A prominent Olympic figure skating coach has been accused of physically abusing skaters — including biting a female student during a training session eight years ago, according to a report.
Peter Oppegard — a bronze medal winner at the 1988 US Olympic games and Hall of Famer — allegedly bit skater Jessica Pfund, who was 15 at the time, at East West Ice Palace in Artesia, California, after he became furious with her during a practice session in 2013, an investigation by USA Today Sports and SafeSport reveals.
“He was helping to position me on the ice to show me a landing position on a jump. Both of his hands were holding me, and he leaned over and bit me on the skin on my upper right arm, near the bicep,” Pfund, now 23, told the outlet.
“I remember being completely baffled why he did it,” she added. “I went home with a bruise and a bite mark on