World champion Evgenia Medvedeva won the short program at the start in Spokane (USA) Team Challenge Cup, the unofficial team world championships in figure skating. This is the official website Figure Skating Federation of Russia.
A 16-year-old pupil of trainer Eteri Tutberidze was ahead of Satoko Miyahara and American Gracie Gold. European Champion Elena Radionova ranked third in the third group. Russians Mikhail Kolyada and Sergei Voronov showed the third result in the first and third groups respectively.
Free skating Singles skaters perform on the night of Sunday, April 24. After the first day of competition leading Asian team, scored 64 points. The second place goes to the team of North America (62). Team Europe (54), within which are the Russians, located on the third position.
Team Challenge Cup - commercial tournament, which is attended by 42 of the best skaters in the world, representing the Asian team, Europe and North America. The composition of each team are the three single skater (men and women), as well as two pairs of (dance and sports).
Figure skater Evgenia Medvedeva of Russia has shown a new world record in the team's Cup figure skating world. 16-year-old athlete gained 151.55 points, thereby also broke his best achievement. On April 23 Evgenia Medvedeva won the short program of the tournament. The previous world record was set on April 3 by the athlete.
Team Challenge Cup is the unofficial team world championship in figure skating, which brings together 42 of the best skaters of the planet. The members of each team consists of three single skater (men and women) and two pairs (dance and sports).
European national team, for which six were Russian-singles skaters, could only get silver. The winners on the actual domestic competitions in the United States was the team in North America. Asia Team took third place, reports RIA Novosti.
The champion and world record holder in figure skating Evgenia Medvedeva will attend the opening ceremony of the 2016 Ice Hockey World Championship in Moscow. This Tass Ilya Averbukh - director of the ceremony, the silver medalist of the Olympic Games-2002 in dances a duet with Irina Lobacheva.
"Evgenia will participate in the opening ceremony of the championship - Aberbuh explained -. On the ice, in Boston, in the US, it has become a world champion, beating the world record I hope her appearance on the ice can bring good luck the team for which the whole of Russia will be hurt.".
16-year-old Medvedeva at the World Cup in the United States was on the amount of points in the free program broke the world record for the first time in his career having won the World Championship gold. After that she was able to improve their own achievement in the World Cup in the US Spokane. Also on the bill Russians win the last European Championship, the championship of Russia, as well as in the final of the prestigious Grand Prix of the season-2015/16.
The opening ceremony of the World Cup will be held on May 6 in the capital "VTB Ice Palace", which will also host matches of Group A with participation of national teams of Russia, Sweden, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Latvia, Norway, Denmark and Kazakhstan. In addition, the arena will take two quarter-finals, semi-finals, third-place match and final of the tournament.
Russian figure skater Evgenia Medvedeva, has become this year's world champion, told "Gazeta.ru" about how to spend their free time, of his love for Japan holiday and, of course, figure skating.
- The final season. You probably did not expect such a performance?
- I did not expect it.
- What was the most memorable thing during this victorious season?
- In general, the whole entire season has become very memorable. At each event was something special, something that was not in other competitions. So I remember every start this season.
- And what a start was more important to you the rest?
- The most important start - the European Championship. Because it is my absolute debut in such serious competitions, and I had to cope with the excitement. Then came the experience, and to the World Cup I went out quite easily.
- How do you manage to stay calm as a young athlete?
- I help in this music - I put on the headphones and do not remove them. - What kind of music do you prefer?
- I listen to everything except classical music.
- I do not know. Perhaps classical music on my missing ice.
- You often put the program under the classics? This season, you are not a classic.
- Well, about a brief, I would not say that it is not a classic. Arbitrary - yes, the image was unusual. I think he came to me.
- In what direction it is moving female figure skating? It seems there is a tendency to complication.
- Of course, figure skating complicated towards technology. Jumping elements are becoming more complex and higher. From an emotional point of view, too, probably we are making progress. Because of the program, and become more expressive, and the story appears in every program. Figure skating does not stand still, it is in the whole moving forward.
- You have this season, there were a lot of jumps in the second half: all jump in a short, five jump in the long program. What else there are reserves to increase the technical component?
- This can be done at the expense of the components. Because in the skating, the slip on the ice and find me there where to go.
- Already thinking about a triple axel or even quadruple jumps?
- I am now, "the bait," I go to the quad Salchow. Well, not now, but somewhere five days ago I precision approach. Because I changed horses three days ago, and there is no way right now to go into quadruple Salchow in new skates.
- On the Internet there are several videos, including those laid out by you when you jump first three jumps, I think, triple loop, triple Salchow, triple toe ...
- No, on the contrary, Salchow - rittberger - loop.
- And then there was a fragment of four consecutive triple jumps. What is the purpose?
- None. I know some people are going through tough offseason, especially fans of figure skating. So why not to please people.
- So watch out for the internet?
- Yes, I have a lot of time I spend in the groups devoted to figure skating. Comments I read, I was absolutely knocked, not at all. - Something unique. Typically, athletes try to abstract from it.
- Well, during the race - yes, of course. And then ... We have posted some videos, short program. I wonder what people think on this score. Critique is not upset. People have their opinions, and I have no right to forbid him to speak.
- We're drinking tea, with sugar, with buns. That is, you do not particularly care about the diet ...
- More problems with excess weight I have never been. However, once in someone's birthday, I was broke. When I sit at home all day, I get bored, and when bored, what are you doing? Eat. All the time you go to the fridge. I have my small weight gain, and to stabilize it, I can, to some day to indulge in dinner. But such problems when it is necessary to lose weight for months, was not. Hunger I had never arranged.
- When you spend all day at home?
- On the weekend.
- What usually do?
- I watch cartoons. All day long. Basically anime "Sailor Moon" inspected this week. The meaning of life was gone twenty minutes, I guess. I went into mourning. But I watched 39 episodes of another cartoon in the last three days.
- The same Japanese?
- Yes. "The young revolutionary Utena", there is a series of 39 to 25 minutes. I'm three days it looked. All the time the phone went.
- It may surprise the Japanese skaters what some new introductions.
- Maybe yes.
- Why Japan?
- I like the language. In general, Asian culture. I do not know why. That is, by nature I am a patriot, I would never go away to live in another country. I even asked the question: can you ride for another country? No, only Russian. I am a patriot in this case. But I love other countries. Because it has its own beauty in each country. And I like that in Japan everything else. There, and lifestyle, schedule and more, shops, car travel in the opposite direction.