Russian figure skaters won gold medals in all disciplines of the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2018 in Sofia, Bulgaria. Russian female skater Alexandra Trusova earned 225.52 points and won gold in junior ladies competition.
Judges rated technical elements in Trusova’s performance at 92.35 points, which is an unofficial world record. The Russian figure skater made a quad salchow and a quad toe loop for the first time in history in her free program.
Darya Pavlyuchenko and Denis Khodykin won gold in junior pairs. Anastasia Skoptsova and Kirill Alyoshin were first in the junior ice dance. Alexei Erokhov showed the best result in junior men skating.
Russian juniors demonstrated a fantastic result at junior figure skating championships 2018, President of the Russian Figure Skating Federation Alexander Gorshkov told TASS in a comment.
"I cannot remember that we had such a successful performance at the junior figure skating championships before. Nine medals out of twelve is simply a fantastic result," Gorshkov said. "I congratulate our juniors’ team, all our athletes and, certainly, their coaches," he added.
Alexandra #Trusova works on quadruple lutz. She has already rotated salchow and toeloop during Junior World Championships free skate. #4Lz
In February 2018, the whole world watched the duel of two of the strongest figure skaters of the world: Evgeniya Medvedeva and Alina Zagitova at the 2018 Olympics in Korean Pyeongchang. But, it seems, they have an even stronger competitor. 13-year-old Alexandra Trusova this season won the junior stages of the Grand Prix in Australia and Belarus, the junior finals of the Grand Prix and the Russian junior championship. Bookmakers estimated the chances of the Russian woman to win the Olympics-2022.
Bookmakers estimated the likelihood that the super talented junior will win the Winter Olympics-2022 in Beijing, with an odd of 1/30.
13-year-old Alexandra Trusova trains with coach Eteri Tutberidze. In March 2018, the athlete in one program for the first time performed two quadruple jumps: quadruple salchow and quadruple toe loop. This happened during the execution of an arbitrary program at the World Junior Championships, the technical component of the performance was rated at a record 92.32 points.
In addition, the other day the athlete was the first in history to perform a quadruple lutz purely. True, this happened in training. The video was posted in coach Sergei Rozano's Instagram account.
Canadian coach Brian Orser appreciated the performance of 13-year-old Russian figure skater Alexandra Trusova.
"This figure skater causes interest in fans of figure skating and sports in general. She is much discussed in social networks, they express admiration. It's great, but the question is, will she be able to perform such complex jumps when she is 17-18 years old? The main thing is that this is not something short-lived," quotes the Ice Network.
Recall 13-year-old Trusova was the first in the world to perform two quadruple jumps in one program - quadruple Salchow and a quadruple toe loop. According to the current rules, Alexandra Trusova can not compete with adult skaters until she turns 15.
Alexandra Trusova, the current world champion in figure skating among juniors, performed three quadruple jumps in a free program at the closed control rentals of the junior Russian national figure skating team in Novogorsk.
The 14-year-old figure skater cleanly performed a quadruple lutz, a cascade of a quadruple toe loop and a triple toe loop, as well as a quadruple toe loop. In addition, Alexandra jumped the cascade of triple lutz and triple loop.
Trusova, who is engaged in the group of coach Eteri Tutberidze, for the first time in the history of female figure skating, she landed two quadruple jumps at the Junior World Cup-2018 in Bulgaria.