The first day of test skates was closed by two-time world champion among juniors Alexandra Trusova. The student Eteri Tutberidze performed a double axel, a triple flip, a cascade of a triple lutz-triple rittberger in a short program. We are waiting tomorrow for the “Game of Thrones” from Alexandra.
"I am generally pleased with the rental, I will work even more on all the elements," said Alexandra after the successful short program.
When asked about the triple axel, the athlete confirmed that she was working on it, but there was no clean exit from the element yet.
In addition, the skater said she was really looking forward to the beginning of this season, because she had passed into adults.
Alena Kostornaya with the coaching staff decided to return to last year’s short program, but this did not affect the quality of work. Double axel, triple lutz, cascade of triple flip triple toe loop. "I was not very worried today, but the excitement was present," said the athlete after skating a short program.
A representative of St. Petersburg Stanislava Konstantinova came out on the ice. Unlike Shcherbakova, made a mistake in a short program. Instead of a triple lutz-triple toe loop cascade, the athlete made a double lutz. The athlete coped with a double axel and a triple flip.
One of the debutants of the current season, Anna Shcherbakova, opened the performance of the second group of participants. The athlete performed in the short program a double axel, a triple flip and a cascade of triple lutz-triple rittberger.
“Today, the trainers really helped me to tune up so that I did not worry about the audience and the first rental, but I got pleasure and tried to show a new program and jumps. The coach is generally happy with my rentals and going out on ice this season. I’ll try to skate well in the free,” Anna after skating a short program.
The athlete also spoke about the preparation of a short program: "This music was chosen for me by the coaches and this story really caught my eye. I try to tell it on ice and I like that this program is meaningful and I can convey it."
Evgenia Medvedeva today could not cope with the cascade of triple flip (fall) - a triple toe loop at the beginning of the program, but she was able to rehabilitate herself and make a double axel and triple lutz (wrong edge).
“I know that this error (falling on a flip), firstly, didn’t happen because of nerves, and secondly, it’s important for me that the errors didn’t occur because of a flaw in the training sessions. I really felt the jump, but overdid it. It’s better than not overworking. In general, I showed the program in its original form without cut movements, removed moments. The program looks like a finished product and it is important to me. At the beginning of the season the programs are always raw, but in this case I can’t say that she’s raw, "said the athlete after the short program.
Medvedeva also noted that she had heard from her fans and was no longer nervous about such attention to herself. The athlete also said that this time she did not have the offseason as such. "I had no rest. I'm in good shape."
Elizaveta Tuktamysheva today almost accomplished her goal. The triple axel at the beginning of the program took a lot of energy from the athlete, so instead of the cascade of a triple flip-double toe loop, she performed only a single flip, but Tuktamysheva coped with the triple lutz.
The opening of women was the student of Alexei Mishchina Sofia Samodurova. The skater today could not avoid mistakes. Falling on a triple flip is not the best start of the program, at the same time, but a gross mistake did not unsettle her, and she coped with a double axel and triple lutz.