Polina Tsurskaya dominated the opening stage of the Junior Grand Prix circuit, hosted by Ondrej Nepela Ice Arena in Bratislava, the venue of the next European Championships.
The fourteen year old Russian is easily set in both segments of the race, reaching nearly 190 points and allowing himself the luxury of rewriting the record books. Previously, in fact, there has never been a skater to debut at the Junior Grand Prix with over 180, considering that the record belonged to Adelina Sotnikova, which stood back in 2010 at 178.97.
On balance, the student of Ethers Tutberidze has also missed the world record in a junior race for less than five points, but it must be said Elena Radionova, current holder of the record, who reached 194.29 at the end of the second season junior category. Moreover, to date, in a qualifying round of the Junior Grand Prix, the only one that can boast high scores is Serafima Sakhanovich (66.58 short, free 125.38, 191.96 total).
In second place, with a gap of ten points overall, she finished the convincing Japanese Mai Mihara, who was able to crumble the previous personal best thanks to a free program that has well completed two double axel and seven triple jumps, including two triple lutz. A fifteen-year-old from Kobe, who before the circuit was considered the fifth force in the Japanese team, was thus guaranteed to have a second leg of the Grand Prix and will likely fight for access to the final.
On the lowest rung of the podium stood the rookie American Le Vivian, the place of honor at the end of the first segment of the race . Even the free program, the fifteen year Texas was confirmed to ease the triple jumps aimed especially the triple lutz done with raised arms but had to raise the white flag to her rivals because of the non-mastery of jumps taken from the wire. In fact, apart from a bad fall on the triple Rittberger, leaps the choice not to have introduced triple salchow, inevitably replaced by a double lutz. In any case, the progress of Le appeared significant than in the past and are an important shot in the arm for the movement of the stars and stripes clearly outclassed by Russia and Japan in recent years.
The fourth place went to the Japanese sailed Rin Nitaya , which preceded the thirteen Russian Valeria Mikhailova and eighteen year old American Emily Chan , to debut in the circuit despite his age.
Поздравляем с медалями первого этапа ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2015/2016 - J&T Banka Junior Grand Prix 2015: Полину Цурскую, Аллу Лободу - Павла Дрозда, Софью Шевченко - Игоря Еременко!!!
Мне кажется, что Полина и Маша могут не волноваться за свое будущее после фк Их ждет с распростертыми объятиями-модельный бизнес
After a week of net success in Bratislava from novice Polina Tsurskaya, it got a victory as convincing for the more expert Maria Sotskova , triumphant in the test hosted by Volvo Ice Arena Riga.
A fifteen-year-old based in Moscow, the second by a narrow margin after the short program, she crushed the competition in the longest segment of the race allowing herself the luxury of complete without the slightest smear two double axel and seven triple jumps, including two two flip and lutz. Recovering from a period of summer job with the staff directed by Rafael Arutunian, Sotskova appeared confident as ever on any type of jump, leaving behind the serious problems of rotation that had extremely penalized last season. Taking to the track to the tune of "Romeo and Juliet" by Prokofiev, was, unlike yesterday, impeccable on the spins and, albeit by a narrow margin, it won the day even in the sum of the components of the program. At the end of two very convincing evidence, the student of Svetlana Panova has crumbled the previous personal best growing by nearly eight points.
The second place went to the Japanese Kaori Sakamoto , never been on the podium in previous appearances in the circuit. A fifteen-year-old from Kobe so equaled the result obtained by the training partner Never Mihara in the stage of Bratislava but collecting more than eight points less. The indications obtained in the free program of Riga are still important because they is not got the call wrong wire on the triple lutz and apart from a fall on a triple Rittberger, judged under-rotated by the panel, each element has been executed with exceptional quality. Obviously, on the whole, stands out the combination triple flip/triple toe loop, but also the second triple flip, placed in the second half of the music, it was not from less.