Eugenia Medvedeva became the winner of the junior championship of Russia figure skating, which ended in Yoshkar-Ola. Medvedev, showing the best results in the short and in the long program, with a total of 205.05 points (70.95 + 134.10).
The second with a score of 186.30 (65.93 + 120.37) was Maria Sotskova. Closed the top three winners was Seraphima Sahanovich, who scored 185.96 points (62.60 + 123.36).
"I skated an arbitrary program very confidently, because in training often I go out on the ice lastly. But I had grown accustomed to act under any orders. Although, of course, here at the national championships, more responsibility. But we are so often training the Tselikov program that I go out and most importantly do everything."
Russia's victory in the competition at Skate America already become a good tradition. Last year in the US, "fired" the 15-year-old Elena Radionova, leaving the second place a local favorite of Gracie Gold. This year, the story, as if to order, with repeated accuracy mirroring - only the name of the winner at the other.
Beating in the United States not only Gold, and silver medalist of the world championship-2015 Satoko Miyahara, Medvedeva made a miracle. During the tournament the Russian has made only one serious mistake - fell in any program in the performance of the double axel, brilliantly performing other elements. Received a total of 206.1 points, Eugene just one step ahead of an American - less than 4 points. Skating is a mere trifle.
In addition to the excellent performance technique of jumping, Medvedeva has demonstrated unique for its 15 years of artistry. On the ice, she radiates energy instantly perceived hall. The ability to get so much pleasure from the sharp competition - a special gift. But without him on the big ice, do nothing. "The experiences, of course, were present, as this is the first start of the season at this level. When compared to junior competitions, the more you feel responsible. Of course, it's nice to go out on such a large arena where so many people are worried about you. I'm glad I went into "adult" and raised its bar "- R-Sport quoted Medvedeva.
The far-reaching conclusions about the prospects Medvedeva do, however, is too early. Especially in light of the tournament Julia Lipnitskaya, which for some time has become a living example of how young skaters "breaks" quick fame. After the Olympics in Sochi, this girl was perhaps the most beloved athlete country. Now she has to experience professional growth flour, turning it into a fairly mediocre performer, everything else is torn by internal contradictions.
At the moment, the difficulties of growing up Lipnitskaya obviously can not cope. Jumping obtained through time, but okay if only it was a major problem. Julia just do not manage to get in shape, and as a result do not have the same ease of drive. Programs that were delivered Marina Zueva, is very far from realization on the ice, and the music in their lives separately. Elvis Presley with his "You look like an angel," singing for anyone, but not for Lipnitskaya.
Russia’s 15-year-old junior world champion Evgenia Medvedeva won her first senior Grand Prix Series event at Skate America, which took place in the U.S. city of Milwaukee from Oct. 23-25. Medvedeva outscored American skater Gracie Gold on her own turf, staking a claim to the leading position in women's skating this season. But who is this new starlet?
1. Medvedeva was brought to the ice rink in order to correct her bad figure The future champion started figure skating when she was just three years old. While her mother had also been a figure skater, Medvedeva began practicing the sport not to continue the family dynasty but first and foremost to correct her figure.
"My parents wanted me to figure skate not because my mother had been a skater, even though this also played a role, but because my figure was not so nice," Medvedeva told the Russian Figure Skating Federation press office. "Actually, my shoulder blades still stick out, but I think that appearance-wise figure skating has made me more attractive."
2. Medvedeva's idol is two-time Olympic champion Evgeni Plushenko
"Once I saw Evgeni Plushenko perform and I wanted to skate like him," said Medvedeva. "I wasn't attracted to other sports."
3. Medvedeva trains with Yulia Lipnitskaya
Immediately after the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, when the whole world fell in love with the girl with the red coat from the "Schindler's List" program, Medvedeva was asked what it was like to share the ice and a trainer with the Olympic champion. Despite her young age, Medvedeva responded tactfully and politely to the provocative question.
"I always follow my own path," said Medvedeva. "I am happy for Yulia. But I need to achieve everything myself. Off the ice we all get together. We are normal people – we have fun, we talk, we have normal relations. On the ice there is certain competition and it spurs us on. But there has never been any enmity between us, and there never will be…”
4. Lipnitskaya could have performed Medvedeva's free program last season
It was Ilya Averbukh, successful choreographer, ice show producer and 2002 Winter Olympic silver medallist, who told this sensational story. "Lipnitskaya proposed this choreographic idea last year," the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper cites Averbukh as saying. "The program suited Yulia very much. We finished it pretty much ahead of time but Yulia's mother said that Yulia would not perform it. In the end it was decided to change the program… I'm happy that the program did not die. Thanks a lot to Evgenia for bringing it to life."