Elena Radionova, won a stage of "Grand Prix" in Moscow, she said that her emotions overwhelmed during the performance. According to the Russians, she felt that if won the Olympic Games.
- The competition in Moscow was more difficult than the stage in Beijing. But the native walls are treated, I like to perform in Moscow. I do understand that the "Luzhniki" is my rink - quoted by the official website FFKKR radio news. - Moreover, all close relatives and friends. Today, therefore, in this respect, it was easier to skate. Of course, I could not let go of the thought of how it happened in China. I am no longer such a failure, whatever. I'm glad that I could be rehabilitated for the statement and start a new life with a new sheet ...
- I grew up, everyone says that I am now a new Lena. But I imagine some strong changes do not feel. Although, when I meet almost everyone asks, how many centimeters I added. I think it so added in the growth ?. Yes, there are difficulties. Now I see girls who say that an awkward age - it's hard. Who really I feel the changes for yourself. It is therefore very glad that I could meet ...
For the first time, I could not hold back my emotions at the event. I broke so into my program. And with the support of the crowd crazy, words can not convey emotions. I feel like I won the Olympics.
Elena Radionova lead a women's podium sweep by the hosts at the Cup of Russia figure skating Grand Prix in Moscow on Saturday (Nov 21) as world champion Javier Fernandez won the men's event.
Radionova, 16, took gold ahead of compatriot Evgenia Medvedeva and Olympic champion Adelina Sotnikova, who was competing at her first international competition since missing last season through injury.
National champion Radionova, who had seized the lead after Friday's short programme, presented a solid free skate to the soundtrack 'Titanic', scoring 139.53 points for an overall total of 211.32.
Medvedeva, 16, held her second position despite scoring highest in the free skate, 139.73, to finish 4.56 points behind Radionova with 206.76. Both Radionova, who finished third in the Cup of China, and Medvedeva, winner of Skate America, now look set to compete in the Grand Prix final in Barcelona next month.
Sotnikova, 19, managed to jump into third position from fourth after the short programme with her free skate to Lara Fabian's 'Je Suis Malade'.
Olympic figure skating champion Adelina Sotnikova told the agency "F -Sport", which for the time elapsed after the Games in Sochi and her skating has become more feminine. Sotnikova , who missed almost all of last season due to injury last weekend took part in the Moscow stage of Grand Prix and finished third .
"On the ice, it became much easier, because now you can hear music and are looking for those accents under which you can add a hand , add eyes, the movement of his head. I think that I really grew up in the slide , because I'm in a different ride, my horse has become more feminine. When compared with the Olympics , the difference is, " - said Sotnikova .
"This tells me even my coach who put the program - Peter Chernyshev. The difference, says large . Only need to ride in a fun, give joy to everyone," - added the skater.
The short program standings will act as final results for the Trophée Bompard Grand Prix figure skating competition in Bordeaux, France, the International Skating Union announced. Instead of the six-skater Grand Prix Final in Barcelona Dec. 10-13, the ISU has allowed for a seventh skater (or pair / ice dance couple) to participate in the final under specific circumstances. The free programs were canceled due to the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris.
If skaters who participated in Trophée Bompard are in seventh place after next weekend’s final Grand Prix event, NHK Trophy, they will be invited to the Grand Prix Final. Otherwise, the competition will be limited to six skaters if the seventh place athlete was not a Trophée Bompard participant.
Ashley Wagner and Japan’s Mao Asada are slated to skate at the NHK Trophy in Japan. Both of them have the opportunity to bump reigning Russian world champion Elizaveta Tuktamysheva from the final.
Other Russians, like Julia Lipnitskaya, are still in the hunt for the final. Lipnitskaya is an interesting case, however; if she is bumped to seventh place in the overall standings, she will be invited to the Grand Prix Final because of her participation in Trophée Bompard.
Olympic figure skating champion Yuzuru Hanyu set a record score in the short program at the NHK Trophy on Friday in Nagano, Japan. Hanyu received 106.33 points to eclipse his own previous high of 101.45 at the Sochi Olympics. Jin Boyang of China was second with 95.64, followed by Takahito Mura of Japan on 88.29.
Skating to Chopin's Ballad No. 1, Hanyu opened with a quad Salchow and a quad toe loop, triple toe loop combination. He also cleanly landed a triple Axel. "At a certain point, I felt I had to include two quads in the short program," Hanyu said. "As the Olympic champion, I felt that it is necessary as I prepare for the 2018 Olympics."