The famous coach Tatiana Tarasova gave her assessment of the past Grand Prix of figure skating in the United States and Canada, as well as the forecast for the Moscow stage of the competition and the championship of Russia.
"Evgenia Medvedeva acted very well. It was wonderful. It is a lot of training and it does not allow the body to rule over them. Hard to start the season without the pair Stolbov - Klimov. My heart aches. I wish Ksenia a speedy recovery. Julia Lipnitskaya is quietly restored. This is a very long process. Anyway, she had a short program to skate, but she cannot cope with a free program.
In Moscow, Elena Radionova will compete. I saw her in training, and it seemed to me, she comes back strong with complexity; the program. The Russian Championship will be held in December in Chelyabinsk.
But now all the tickets are sold, which can not but rejoice. This suggests that figure skating in Russia is loved. To talk about a favorite among women is difficult. We have all the girls who are strong, they all have titles. Anna Pogorilaya and Elena Radionova and Yulia Lipnitskaya. It all depends on how they are prepared. But the best will represent our country at the European and world championships.
Sochi Olympic champion in the team tournament Julia Lipnitskaya skated the short program without errors at the Moscow stage of the Grand Prix of Figure Skating. The athlete told to journalists after the short, she felt a little dizzy during the performance.
Lipnitskaya received 69.25 points for a short program. This is her best result of the season. The leader after the short program is another Russian Anna Pogorilaya.
"Overall I am satisfied with everything, and the scores were better than usual lately - said Lipnitskaya -. But at the time of skating I felt a little dizzy."
The figure skater admitted that she experienced the excitement before the start. "I worried today only at the beginning, the real hard - the athlete admitted -. As a start I did not think it was easy, but today, when I came to the rink, jitters started."
Earlier the athlete missed the stage of the series in the US because of an aggravated back injury, having lost the opportunity to enter the final of the Grand Prix. "Now I try not to think about the selections, I have my own goals and objectives, - she said -. I'm coming up after injury and what will take shape next -. To complicate the program."
The athlete said that the injury has been healed and she is preparing to complicate her programs. "At first I had a competition in Sochi - the Open Skate. I think the competition is open to the public - said Lipnitskaya -. The second start in Bratislava became quite problematic, but it is also the experience, thank God, all healed now, I once harnessed to the work. - while doing a set of lightweight elements, but it is also necessary to pass, and then become more complex. "
After a short girls program was expected to be any great interest. Could the Yulia Lipnitskaya compete for a medal, that she was ready to beat capable Elena Radionova? Does Anna Pogorilaya skate as an inspiration, as before?
Lipnitskaya failed. Definitely make all of the elements in the first part of the program, Julia was forced to interrupt the free due to cramps in the leg. Until that moment she did triple lutz, ritberger flip axel and two and a half turns. It makes a beautiful, confident, but ... But a back injury. Coach Alexei Urmanov admitted that after another workout Lipnitskaya had problems with her leg, but the athlete did not withdraw.
After a pause, Julia resumed the program, but without jumping, and axel attempt was unsuccessful. It remains only to wish her a full recovery for the December championship of Russia in Chelyabinsk.
Elena Radionova, who has become the second in the Moscow Grand Prix of Figure Skating, admitted that before a free program she had a bad feeling.
Recall that Yulia Lipnitskaya, skating before Radionova, due to problems with her leg she could not skate their program. The figure skater stopped during a program and only continued after a pause, taking the last 12 place as a result.
- I felt that something will happen before my free skate. I do not know how it happened - said Radionova. - Well, I have a situation that Julia is not much settled down. Through this also needed to go. Last year, on the first start of the season I performed without a coach who suffered a force majeure.
All that she was able to show at the Moscow ice, it was very nice. Elena Radionova the first time this season, showed a free program.
The program is very complicated, She fought for each dive, for each element, but it was not the race to win. According to the technical evaluation, Radionova lost even to American Courtney Hicks, who eventually finished third. But it is clear that when Elena completes both programs, she will be able to compete for the top places.
But Anna Pogorilaya was ready to win here and now. As in the short program, she did everything so confidently and beautifully, that there was no doubt in her victory. A 20 points advantage over Elena Radionova - before the competition, this was impossible to believe. It would be nice, if Anna showed the same level of skating in each tournament.