Russian figure skater Alina Zagitova won the first stage of the Junior Grand Prix of the French Saint-Gervais, informs the press service of the Russian Figure Skating Federation.
On the sum of the two programs debutante Grand Prix of fifteen-plus points ahead of two Japanese athletes - Kaori Sakamoto and Rin Nitai, who took second and third place.
Pupils of Eteri Tutberidze , Sergei Dudakov and Daniel Gleyhengauza coped with all the complicated jump elements, including a cascade of a triple lutz, triple ritberger in any program, and the tournament has demonstrated quite confident rentals for debutantes.
Another Russian participant Anna Tarusina since force majeure could not speak at the event. The bus, which drove the athletes on the skating rink, got in an accident.
On Saturday, the youth in France and dance duo will play two more sets of medals. After the first type of Russian Roman Savosin comes second, third place in our dancers Sophia Shevchenko and Igor Eremenko.
The first stage of the Grand Prix. Juniors. Saint-Gervais (France). Girls.
In the Czech Ostrava the Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating has been held. In the competition 15-year-old Latvian skater Diana Nikitina participated.
After the short program with 52.45 points she occupied the sixth place from 30. In any Diana used the soundtrack from the movie "Alice in Wonderland" by Danny Elfman.
Toward the end of the performance figure skater fell during the execution of one of the jumps, plus a few technical elements also were not implemented until the end clean. The score Nikitina got was 87.16 points, which is significantly inferior to her personal best (107.47).
The total score of performances Diana Nikitina in Ostrava was 139.61 points - earned her 7th place. The winner of the Grand Prix was Russian Anastasia Gubanova with the result of 185.59 points.
The Ladies competition was not the prettiest of shows. Even the top three, all of whom were making their JGP debuts, had their struggles. Japanese skater Rika Kihara won the short program by virtue of skating clean with a strong triple lutz-triple toe. Her elements in both her programs were very sophisticated, though her skating is still developing. Fully developed skating-wise is Russian skater Anastasia Gubanova, who in her short personified Camille Saint-Sans’ The Swan-until she fell on her own triple lutz-triple toe.
Three points behind going into the free, Gubanova would fall attempting that combination there too. But would later in the program she instead landed a triple lutz-triple toe-double toe, as she came back strong, showing off just how high and strong her jumps can be, as well as her other elements and skating. Kihara, meanwhile, attempted to become only the seventh lady in history to land the triple axel in international competition, resulting in a nasty fall. She landed another triple lutz-triple toe shortly after, but some trouble on her three-jump ultimately proved fatal, as she slipped behind Gubanova, losing to the gold to her by a tiny eight hundredths of a point.
Bronze went to Gubanova’s fellow Russian Alisa Lozko. She too showed some refined technique, and the best spins in the competition. But while she impressed by raising her arm on multiple jumps, she underrotated seven of them. These included the second jump of her own triple lutz-triple toe attempt in the short, and a solo triple lutz she fell on in the free. She was fortunate, perhaps that in fourth and fifth, Japanese skater Yuna Aoki and Korean skater Hanul Kim had similar struggles, and could not match her presentation abilities. Aoki also attempted the more difficult triple lutz-triple loop, which she also failed to rotate. The only skater besides Kihara to land a triple lutz-triple toe was Latvian Diana Nikitina, who did so in both programs, only to struggle in the rest of her free program and finish seventh.