Russia's Alina Zagitova took third place at the stage of the Junior Series Grand Prix of Figure Skating Championships , which took place in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Zagitova on the basis of short and long programs, scored 177.38 points. As a result of the short program she won first place (68.09), but arbitrary became only the fourth (109.29).
The stage in Slovenia was won by the Japanese Rika Kihira (194.24), who included a triple axel in her free program. The second was her compatriot Marin Honda (178.75). Another Russian woman Alice Lozka was fifth (159.59).
Russia's Alina Zagitova won bronze at the fifth stage of the Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating in Slovenia. Another our compatriot Alisa Lozka finished the tournament in fifth place.
Zagitova was in the lead after the short program, but in a random mistake, resulting in finished in third place on the sum of the two programs. The winner of the stage in Slovenia became Kihira Rica from Japan. The silver was her compatriot Marin Honda.
This is the second stage of the Grand Prix series with Alina and Alice. Zagitova the tournament in Saint-Gervais has won first place in Ostrava Lozka was third.
The fifth stage of the Grand Prix. Juniors. Lyablyana (Slovenia). Girls
Rika Kihira jumped into the record books in a big way at the Junior Grand Prix in Slovenia on Saturday night.
The Noble and Most Distinguished
Order of the Triple Axel
wishes to announce the admission of
Lady Rika Kihira (2016, JPN)
into its companionship.
Lady Kihira is the eighth member and fifth Japanese to join the order.
Ljubljana, September 24nd, 2016
The Board of Representatives Mao Asada (2004, JPN)Elizaveta Tuktamysheva (2015, RUS)
The Council of Seniors Midori Ito (1988, JPN)
Yukari Nakano (2002, JPN)Tonya Harding (1991, USA)
Ludmila Nelidina (2002, RUS)
The 14-year-old from Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture, opened her free skate to “Rhapsody in Blue” in Ljubljana with a triple axel and went on to hit eight triple jumps in total to move up from second place after the short program and win the event.
The level of Kihira’s accomplishment can’t be overstated. In landing the triple axel, she became just the eighth woman and fourth Japanese female ever to accomplish the feat in competition.
Kihira joins Midori Ito (who first did it in 1988), American Tonya Harding (1991), Russia’s Ludmila Nelidina (2002), Yukari Nakano (2002), Mao Asada (2004), American Kimmie Meissner (2005) and Russia’s Elizaveta Tuktamysheva (2015) in the triple axel club.