The first of the Russians to perform at the decisive start in December was the 13-year-old Alexandra Trusova, who won at the stages in Brisbane and Minsk. To this student Tutberidze, the attention of the masses was riveted, as in training it was already marked by a quadruple jump.
A kind of sparring she was to make a "classmate" Anna Shcherbakova, also capable of quadruple, but the athlete lost the Grand Prix because of a broken leg and is now preparing for the junior championship of Russia.
But even in the absence of Shcherbakova, who a year ago seemed to be the primary leader of the Tutberidze group in the teenage segment, representatives of this coach were defeated almost at every stage of the series.
But first I went through the competitors without noticing them, Trusova. In both cases she scored quite adult "under two hundred" points on the results of both programs - 197.69 in Australia and 196.32 in Belarus.
In a free program Trusova each time performed a quadruple Salchow, who became the first quad in the past 14 years made at official women's competitions. For the first time it was possible for Japanese Miki Ando in season-2002/03, which also showed Salchow in four turns and also at the stages of the Junior Grand Prix.
The elements of the Russian were counted, but with a decrease in the score - in Australia, and in Belarus, there were two shortcomings with a fall.
"I hope, during the season, she will make it at the competitions in clean execution," said the trainer-choreographer of sportswoman Daniil Gleyhengauz, thinking about the final in Nagoya, and about the junior championship of the country.
In the short program, all the jumping elements of Trusova were taken to the second half, and the first trip was a triple-flip triple-loop cascade, rare even for adult skating (both times "plus"), the base point of which is almost two points higher than the popular "quadruple flip".
The winner of the final of the Junior Grand Prix of the season-2017/18 Russian figure skater Alexandra Trusova performed for the first time in training a quadruple toe loop with a clean ride, coach-choreographer Daniil Gleyhenhaus told the agency R-Sport.
Thirteen-year-old Trusova is currently the only figure skater in the world who claims a quadruple jump (Salchow) in competitions, but in its pure form this element has not yet been performed in tournaments.
"Today Sasha for the first time cleanly has done the quadruple toe loop," Gleichenhaus said on the phone. According to Gleyhengauz, it is unlikely that a quadruple toe loop will be included in Trusova's program at the Russian Junior Championships, which will be held on January 22-26 in Saransk. "Rather no, than yes, but we will think about it," the coach said.
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Sasha Trusova is the only female athlete in the world performing quadruple salchows. The figure skater expressed her hope that she will perform it more successfully at the following launches:
- I was upset because of the quad, but I am happy with the victory. So, I'll try to make a quadruple Salchow at the next competition. I'm also learning a triple axel and a quadruple Lutz, but until they are obtained.
- During the training Sasha surprised everyone, performed a cascade of six triple jumps, quadruple salchows without errors. She overdid it. But the main thing is victory, and this is all she will consider. I am sincerely happy for Alexander," the general director of the AMK Ryazansky, a deputy of the regional Duma, a member of the United Russia faction Stanislav Podol, who has been supporting the junior for several years, said.