Russian figure skater Elena Radionova was worthy of getting into the top three prize-winners of the Moscow Grand Prix stage in figure skating. This opinion was expressed by the world champion and two-time European champion in pair skating Alexei Tikhonov, whose words are quoted by Gazeta.Ru .
The first place in the competition was taken by Russian Evgenia Medvedeva. The second was Italian Carolina Costner, the third was Japanese Wakaba Higuti. Radionova took fourth place.
"I was very upset at this stage of the Grand Prix for Lena, she perfectly skated the free program, but she was prevented from falling from the triple jump when she slipped from the start, and there was no time to repeat this element anymore. that Radionova did not get into the top three prize-winners - she was worth it, "Tikhonov said.
Radionova is the winner of the Winter Universiade in 2017 in Alma-Ata, she also twice became vice-champion of Europe (2015, 2016).
At the "Finnish Cup" Tuktamysheva took first place after the short program. In the free program, Lisa failed to keep the lead. Another Russian figure skater Maria Sotskova won the Cup, while the second place was moved by the Italian Carolina Costner, who also trains, like Tuktamysheva, with Sergei Mishin.
It is noteworthy that Elizaveta Tuktamysheva skated with the sight of the famous coach Tatyana Tarasova. She expressed the opinion that now in the program of Tuktamysheva, there is not enough masterly spinning and the triple axel.
The leading American woman at Skate Canada is neither Karen Chen nor Ashley Wagner, who went one-two at last season’s U.S. Championships.
Instead, it’s surprisingly Courtney Hicks, who was 12th at nationals.
Canadian Kaetlyn Osmond is in first place with 76.06 points after Friday’s short program. She goes into Saturday’s free skate with a 7.01-point lead over Russian Anna Pogorilaya.
World silver medalist Shoma Uno topped the men’s short with 103.62, landing two quadruple jumps. He’s 9.19 ahead of three-time world champion Patrick Chan and 12.91 ahead of U.S. Olympian Jason Brown in third.
Canadian Caitlin Osmond won the Grand Prix of figure skating in Regina, Canada.
Osmond, who showed the best result in the short program on Friday, won the random on Saturday (136.85 points) and with the total of 212.91 points was the first. The second place belongs to the Russian woman Maria Sotskova (126.42 - 192.52), the third - American Ashley Wagner (122.37 - 183.94 ).
Another representative of Russia, Anna Pogorilaya , after a short program was the second one, allowed several drops in the free ranking and eventually took the 9th place (87.84 in an arbitrary, in the total of 156.89).
The third stage of the Grand Prix will be held in China on November 3-5.
Virtue and Moir roared to a world record overall score in winning their seventh Skate Canada International title on Saturday, and have yet to lose a competition since they launched their dazzling comeback a year ago.
"We love going to rink every day," Moir said. "We came back. We didn't have to. It was for us, and I think there's power to that. We're doing this because we love figure skating, because we love ice dancing with each other. It's a crazy thing to say, but that's why.
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"We're pretty fortunate to have three runs at [the Olympics]. This one just feels more personal."
"We're different athletes, we're different people," Virtue said. "We're just in a different place in how we feel on our skates, and how we feel on the ice. It's nice when that feels like home."
Canadians Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje captured silver with 190.01 points, while Americans Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue were third with 189.43.