Figure skater Adelina Sotnikova broke the record for the Olympics in Sochi, according to Tass. Athlete set a personal record in the short program at the tournament series "Challenger", which takes place in Saransk.
Sotnikova noted that in the future the results should be even better. According to the athlete that she missed last season due to injury, it was a plus. Figure skater said that differently now feels the music and movement.
The start in Mordovia was for the 19-year-old athlete's first, after nearly a year's break. Competitions Saransk will be completed tomorrow.
Respecting the obvious prediction of the eve, the women's race of the first edition of the Mordovian Ornamen t has been dominated by the girls of the house, which, as has happened in the stage of Bratislava Challenger Series, have monopolized the podium. The competition, in the blaze of the large audience that filled the Ice Palace in Saransk, was won by Anna Pogorilaya , author of a sumptuous test in the free program, choreographed by Nikolai Morozov revived the tune of the masterpiece by Nikolai Rimsky Korsakov's "Scheherazade".
The seventeen year old Muscovite, today supported by a resounding lutz, has completed two double axel and seven triple jumps, including two lutz, two and a flip Rittberger not taken from the inner wire. Each landing was flawless and, in line with the short program yesterday , steps and spins were up shots than in the past. The generous judging panel praised bluntly test Pogorilaya attributing almost nine in average on each item of the program components and allowing it to move beyond the seventy points, overcome in the past by only five athletes (Kim, Sotnikova, Kostner, Asada , Lipnitskaia). In this regard, it is appropriate to remark that previously it had never gone beyond the 64.05. The Russian outsider, able to overcome hills beyond seventy lengths also the technical side, ended the race with a significant segment of the competition with 141.81 and 214.07 points, fifth feedback all time behind Kim (228.56), Sotnikova (224.59) , Kostner (216.73) and Asada (216.69).
In second position, it finished the wait Adelina Sotnikova , again engaged in a traditional competition after almost a year since the last appearance. Olympic champion presented a simplified version of the free, but, compared to what was planned, has opened a flip in the air after one rotation and landed the most of the first double axel failing to engage in the triple toe loop combination.
On balance, the student of Elena Buianova completed two double axel and four triple jumps but not showing the explosiveness on detachment and safety landings ye reveal yesterday. The program, as far as choreography and transitional passages, appeared improved from the Japan Open in early October, and, considering how much tried in training these days, it is possible that, when it has to really, can be opened by a combination triple lutz / triple Rittberger.
In light of the score obtained in Saransk, could open interesting scenarios for Sotnikova, who has jumped ahead of the so-called "alternate list". As a result, the federations that will host Skate Canada, Cup of China and Trophee Eric Bompard, in the case of some defections, might even think of inviting her. Clearly, we must see if Sotnikova, already registered at the Rostelecom Cup, will be affected considering that recently confirmed to have the first goal of the season as the National Championships in late December.
Gracie Gold‘s first international competition this season didn’t go well. “I just kind of choked, really,” she said. Gold, the top U.S. finisher at the 2014 Olympics (fourth) and 2014 and 2015 World Championships (fifth, fourth), was the last finisher overall, sixth in a six-skater field, at the Japan Open on Oct. 3.
The Japan Open is a team event, closer to an exhibition, with skaters performing only a free skate. She called it a “speed bump” to start a season for which she’s set specific goals — qualifying for the six-skater Grand Prix Final in December, reclaiming the U.S. title in January and becoming the first U.S. woman to make a World Championships podium since 2006, in Boston in March and April.
“I just got nervous [at the Japan Open], and I didn’t rely on all of my training and hard work,” Gold said Thursday. “I just kind of froze. I almost wanted to skate so well and show everyone how hard I had been working and everything that I just ended up tripping over my own feet.”
U.S. Olympian Gracie Gold doubled a planned triple flip but otherwise was smooth in her short program Friday, finishing second to Russia's Evgenia Medvedeva going into Saturday's free skate at Skate America.
U.S. pairs champions Alexa Scimeca and Christopher Knierim channeled Metallica en route to the short program lead. Gold scored 65.39 points to world junior champion Medvedeva's 70.92.
Gold, who trains in California under Frank Carroll, landed her opening triple lutz-triple toe loop combination and was cruising through her fun and sexy tango program when she popped the flip.
"I just lost a little bit of my attack," Gold said. "We were really working on coming out of the gate strong, and I do clean shorts in practice all the time. I just think it was a slip-up. I feel really solid about the start to the Grand Prix and so far I'm right on track to hopefully do a killer long (program) tomorrow."
Make way for another Russian figure skating star. Yevgenia Medvedeva won Skate America in her senior Grand Prix debut in Milwaukee on Saturday. Medvedeva, 15 and the World junior champion, held off American Gracie Gold by 3.21 points.
A U.S. woman hasn’t won Skate America since Ashley Wagner in 2012, matching the longest drought for the host nation in the event’s history. Gold, who finished fourth at the Sochi Olympics and 2015 World Championships, outscored Medvedeva in the free skate but couldn’t make up all of a 5.53-point deficit from Friday’s short program.
Medvedeva fell in her free skate, but Gold lost points by doubling potential triple jumps in both her short program and free skate. “You can’t really botch a jump spot in the short program if you’re going to win a Grand Prix,” Gold told Andrea Joyce on NBC.
The final ladies results at 2015 @progressive #SkateAmerica.