12-year-old figure skater Veronika Zhilina in training performed a cascade of a quadruple toe loop and two triple jumps - a tow loop and a salchow. The video, in which Zhilina makes the most complex cascade, was published on the page of the Angela Plushenko Academy on Instagram.
“Well done, Nika! Quadruple toe loop - triple toe loop - triple salchow. Veronika Zhilina is preparing for the competition in Kazan,” the video is captioned.
Evgeni Plushenko's student Veronika Zhilina, who took second place at the fourth stage of the Russian Cup in Kazan, appreciated the performance. The figure skater said that before the competition, she contracted the coronavirus.
“I am satisfied with the short program. I got all the jumps, but the track could be skated better. In the free program, my second toe loop did not work out a little, I rushed a little to it.
Before the competition, I got sick with coronavirus and did not skate for two weeks. One week remained after the illness, I tried to prepare. In principle, I am satisfied with the skate,” the press service of the FFKKR quotes Zhilina.
Recall that the winner of the fourth stage of the Russian Cup, held in Kazan, was 13-year-old Sofya Akatieva, training in the group of Eteri Tutberidze.
Figure skater Veronica Zhilina spoke about how she works under the guidance of coach Evgeni Plushenko. Zhilina took second place at the fourth stage of the Russian Cup in Kazan.
Veronica noted that she was happy with the skate, in the short one everything worked out, but in the free one the quad sheepskin coat did not come out.
“I really like to study with Evgeny Viktorovich, we do a lot of endurance exercises, we roll the program many times. He is both cheerful and demanding, he loves his job very much,” Sport 24 quotes Zhilina.
Veronica Zhilina lost only to Sofya Akatieva and took 2nd place with a score of 197.45 points. In the free program on November 12, the skater performed a quadruple toe loop in a cascade, but allowed a fall.
Veronica Zhilina, who replaced Khrustalny for Plushenko Academy in the offseason, performed under the watchful eyes of Evgeny and her mother-coach. Nika showed the same content as Samodelkina, but lost almost four points to her due to lower allowances for jumping and more modest grades for components. Unlike other favorites, Adelia Petrosyan does not yet have a triple axel, so her third place in the short program did not come as a surprise. In addition, this time her hurricane tango did not look so spectacular due to a mistake on the cascade.
A pupil of "Angels Plushenko" Zhilina went down in history. True, until recently, the skater trained with Tutberidze. And who should she thank?
Taking into account the advantage of Samodelkina and the declared content of the skaters, her rivals would have real chances for first place only with gross mistakes of the leader and their own excellent skates. But the opposite happened. Already at the very beginning of the program, Sophia performed a triple axel and a quadruple salchow for great advantages, and later she made a mistake only on a triple sheepskin coat in a cascade with a triple lutz. After the perfectly done ultra-si, Davydova's student was noticeably liberated and showed a powerful choreographic talent.
The impression of her skate was overshadowed only by the fact that Sonya had a nosebleed again. It remains to be hoped that coaches and doctors will be able to find the cause and eliminate this problem, which is unpleasant for the skater.
Despite the advances given by Zhilina and Petrosyan, they failed to truly challenge Samodelkina. Nika fell from both quad sheepskin coats and a triple lutz, and Adelia, even without ultra-s, twice found herself on the ice after flip and lutz and tore off a double axel. As a result, none of them entered the top 3 in the free skate, and Petrosyan, moreover, lost the overall third line to Elizaveta Osokina.
The main thing is that the judges do not interfere The most important battle of the best juniors of Russia will take place in two months at the national championship, but it is already clear that we will face an exciting fight between two Sophia: Samodelkina and Akatieva. The pupil of Sergei Davydov not only challenged the representatives of the more popular schools, but is also able to beat them.
The main thing is that the judges, even at the most important starts, appreciate the skating of the new figure skating star and do not interfere with her getting deserved points, giving preference to figure skaters from more authoritative coaching teams.