Russian 11-year-old figure skater Veronika Zhilina managed to perform a quadruple toe loop during the "New Year-2020" junior competition in Moscow. As a result, Zhilina won the first prize in the competition.
Two-time Olympic champion and coach Evgeni Plushenko commented on the performance of his student Veronika Zhilina at the Moscow Championship among juniors.
- The season is open with the championship! The quadruple toe loop was worthy! Nika, you are a fighter! - wrote Plushenko on his Instagram: www.instagram.com/tv/CEzDAsuq4ik/
Under the post with the free program, Plushenko noted two coaches Sergey Rozanov and Elena Ilinykh.
Veronica Zhilina took second place in the tournament, gaining a total of 196.92 points.
Student Tutberidze Akatieva beat Plushenko's student Zhilina at the Moscow championship among juniors
Sofia Akatieva, student of Eteri Tutberidze, became the winner of the Moscow Championship among juniors. The 13-year-old figure skater scored 210.21 points.
In the free program, 12-year-old Zhilina cleanly performed the quadruple toe loop, Akatieva touched the ice with her hand while performing the quadruple toe loop, and also made a mistake when landing the triple axel.
In May of this year, Veronika Zhilina, together with her sister Alena, moved from the Tutberidze group to the Plushenko Academy. A similar transition was made by the European champion Alena Kostornaya and the bronze medalist of the European Championship Alexandra Trusova, as well as coach Sergei Rozanov.
Figure skater Veronika Zhilina shared her emotions about the second place at the Moscow junior championship.
Recall that in the free program, the 12-year-old athlete performed a quadruple toe loop.
- In general, I am satisfied with my free skate. The all jumps worked out, it was possible to perform better spins, tracks, I will try. I am not very happy with the short program, I did not succeed in a cascade of triple flip - triple toe loop. But I'm happy with the second place, I did everything I could, - said Zhilina.
The skater also talked about her relationship with Alexandra Trusova and Alena Kostornaya, with whom she studies at the Plushenko Academy.
- The girls give me advice. I communicate with everyone equally well, - added Zhilina.
Sofya Akatieva and Veronika Zhilina shared their impressions of the finals at the Moscow championship among juniors. Akatieva won, gaining 210.21 points, which allowed her to get ahead of 12-year-old Veronica Zhilina (196.92) and Elizaveta Berestovskaya (195.52).
Sep 5 Первенство Москвы Юниорки Итоговый результат