Canadian Olympian Kaetlyn Osmond, who missed all of last season due to injury, won the gold medal with a personal best score in women's singles in her 2015-16 debut on Saturday at the Nebelhorn Trophy figure skating competition. The 19-year-old Osmond from Marystown, N.L. earned 179.41 points for the victory, winning both the short and long programs. Alena Leonova of Russia was second at 165.61 and Courtney Hicks of the United States was third at 162.85.
"Obviously I'm very happy with my performance today," said Osmond, who picked up her third career international victory. "I wasn't trying absolutely everything in my program today. I just wanted to focus on what I know I could do." "There's still a long way to go but it's a good start." Alaine Chartrand of Prescott, Ont., second after the short program, took fourth spot overall at 161.35.
The coach of the Russian figure skater Adelina Sotnikova Elena Buyanova commented on the performance of Sotnikova on the last competitions and talked about restoring the athlete after the injury.
"Now, Adelina slowly recovering form. Shortly before the test skate in Sochi, she injured her back, so that she could not do all of the elements to train in full, in particular it concerns the rotation. Therefore, at the stage of the Cup of Russia in Samara, Adelina opted out of the competition, completed only one program, because she even experienced some problems.
Because of this training plan slightly adjusted. She had to move the 2 weeks of the plan. Exercise fully athlete beginning only 5 days before the "Open Championship of Japan." But I'm glad, Adeline that skated in Saitama at a high level. I'm glad that's over, and we continue to prepare for the next start," - the official website FFKKR.
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Yulia Lipnitskaya was second at her first tournament after the restart a career. Sochi Olympic champion in the team competition at the tournament in Finland ceded to Rica Hongo.
The tournament Finlandia Trophy Lipnitskaya became the first full-fledged competition since December 2014. Then, after a very bad performance in the championship of Russia, it was not included in the top three remained without Europe and the world, then at some time faded. But about it, of course, do not forget.
In Finland, Julia gave an interesting interview to the official website of the Figure Skating Federation of Russia. Where, in particular, he admitted: last winter was a time when she actually left the sport and stayed at a loss on what to do next. But in the end he decided to continue his career.
Lipnitskaya was the second in Finland. Her final gap in the 15-plus points from the winner Ricky Japanese Hongo (172.33 vs. 187.45) formed mainly due to the technical evaluation. Julia made a mistake at the exit from the second jump in a cascade in the short program and because of the drop was left without one of the stages in the arbitrary. There were also small blots, affected the premium for quality performance elements. To dramatize this result is not worth it. It is understood that the shape of the skater is not at optimum, which affects the technical content, and choreography (and hence to estimate for components). And back after the break is never easy. Even a radical change of image.
We discussed the program with Marina Zueva. The famous coach and the director stressed that no accident had chosen for Elvis and a short story for a second, vigorously and dance pieces. It's not just the fact that the World Cup in 2016 will be held in the United States and American theme and style will be there very out of place. But the fact that Julia is like no other, in her opinion, is able to play an interesting cast Promise "You look like an angel and say, like an angel, but in the deep still waters ...".
If a good day starts in the morning, the season of Rika Hongo has rather interesting promises. The Japanese triumphed in the twentieth edition of the Finlandia Trophy imposing margin in both segments of the race and setting a new personal best, as well as best performance of the season in the senior class.
Filed a convincing victory in the short program, the student of Hiroshi Nagakubo was also reconfirmed in the free program, choreographed by Kenji Miyamoto on the song "Reel Around The Sun" (Riverdance). As was done at the end of last season, Hongo took to the track in order to perform two double axel and seven triple jumps, including two lutz. On this occasion, it missed call a triple Rittberger, opened in flight after one rotation, and did not again, the combination triple flip / triple toe loop seemed missing rotation on the second jump.
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For the rest, the spins have been built and executed to achieve the highest level available and the sequence of steps, not overwhelming as that proposed yesterday, turned out to be competitive. Clearly, in terms of presentation there is room for improvement, but the program rather well for construction, has enhanced the quality of the athlete with now over sixty points on the sum of the components of the program is quite a business card in view of future events.
Evgenia Medvedeva became part of the twenty-third edition of the Ondrej Nepela Trophy in Bratislava ahead of the most countrywomen Anna Pogorilaya and Maria Artemieva. However, if the run seemed written that the pretenders to success should be the two teenagers in Moscow, was not at all obvious presence on the podium of the twenty-two of St. Petersburg, on the occasion able to retouch the official personal best by more than ten points .
Medvedeva, debuting in a race of senior international level, has shown his usual consistency, confirming a "machine" almost infallible. In fact, in the free program it was the victim of misadventure as in the preparation of the triple flip has lost the support on the ice slipping away sadly and losing on the road one of seven jump elements. Unperturbed, she started to skate when performing was the best. On balance, after tax in the short program, completed in the longest segment of the race two double axel and six triple jumps, including a lutz that did not receive the usual calls of suspicious wire. On this occasion, she also snatched the record for three-tenths season to Japanese Satoko Miyahara.
Archived in a hurry disappointment for the debacle of Thursday, Anna Pogorilaya was clearly the best of the lot in the free program, which has allowed it to move up from ninth to second position. The student of Anna Tsareva, committed on the complex notes of Scheherazade, scored the highest technical score topped with the highest rating of each component of the program. Took to the track with the intention of performing two double axel and seven triple jumps, including two lutz, followed the race plan almost faithfully committing a single error on the historically tough triple flip, concluded today with a fall and, as usual , preceded by an input wire not internal. Moreover, the sequence of steps, well "designed" by Nikolai Morozov, has achieved great success and all of spinning has earned the highest level available complete with a degree of positive execution.