Now Veronika Zhilina is 11 years old, and she is reputed, along with Sofia Akatieva, one of the most talented skaters of Russia at a young age. Her assets already include a quadruple sheepskin coat, landed in a competition, and a quadruple salchow - in training. Zhilina is better known to Russian figure skating fans for participating in a children's ice show on Channel One.
But 6 years ago, when Veronica, who then played for Arkhangelsk, was only five, the scale of her abilities seemed to be really evaluated only by her parents and coach. So far, in early March, the record of Veronica’s winning rental at the 2014 Yaroslav the Wise tournament did not reach the foreign fan site Ice Skating Planet.
Foreign viewers simply did not believe that this little girl was five years old at the time of the performance, and that she came to the figure skating section only a year before.
Ana Oliveira from Portugal wrote:
“I love to watch children's skatings, but this skater is definitely over 5 years old!”
“Only 5? I think a little older, but in any case, she performed luxuriously,” said Oliveira Chicago resident Judy Holzer.
Triple Axel: Veronica Zhilina All skating rinks in Moscow were quarantined. But even before the forced pause, the group of Eteri Tutberidze managed to deliver a psychological blow to the rivals. A video was posted on the Khrustalny Instagram, in which 11-year-old Veronika Zhilina confidently landed a triple axel. The video was accompanied by the hashtags “we are waiting for the end of quarantine” and “we work further”.
Veronica will not be able to skate at international junior tournaments until a year later, but figure skating fans have probably heard her name. And if you didn’t hear, then you definitely saw a passage from the plot with 5-year-old Zhilina, which turned into a meme.
The girl was asked who her favorite skater was. What do you think she answered?
Four Veronica Zhilina The most modest single woman in the world began her career at the age of three. Such an early start happened thanks to my mother, who works as a coach. Until last season, Zhilina studied at the Cascade Arkhangelsk school, and in 2019 she got to Eteri Tutberidze.
Already in October, Veronica purely performed the quadruple salchow in training at Khrustalny. In the video caption, this jump was rightly called the youngest salchow in four turns.
Quada Veronica live was seen not only by coaches and skaters of Khrustalny. Zhilina made four at the New Year competitions, which took place in December. Not only a salchow, but a toe loop.
A week ago in Tver, Veronika won the championship of Russia of young age, gaining 265.79 points for three types of programs. There were no quadruples and triple axels. However, at such a young age, it is much more important to achieve stability with other jumps, which the girl still lacks a little.
Zhilina’s second assessment was significantly influenced by her participation in the show “Ice Age”, where a girl from the Arkhangelsk region reached the final, but did not make it to the top three. But she managed to fall in love with many viewers.
The girl represented the team of Ilya Averbukh. And some of her performances have collected more than a million views on YouTube. For example, hire in the image of Daenerys from Game of Thrones. After the performance, the 11-year-old girl admitted that she did not watch the frank series, while maintaining a concise communication style in the interview.
Another important element of the success of the future star is interesting social networks. More than 13 thousand people signed up on Zhilina’s Instagram, whom the skater periodically pleases with interesting content. For example, a video where the Rubik's Cube collects.