At the stage of the junior Grand Prix in Lithuania, the 14-year-old Russian Alexandra Trusova performed the fourth lutz for the first time in the history of female figure skating. It seemed to be difficult and impossible from the point of view of physical possibilities, but judging from what the coach of the girl - the famous Eteri Tutberidze - told in the interview of the program "Week Results" with Irada Zeynalova, all the main alarms are yet to come. Until recently, only four men made jumps in four turns and tried a few women.
Alexandra Trusova : "I always wanted to do what no one does , I tried to make them higher, and asked Eteri Georgievna to jump the quadrants, and she let me ... Why can boys and girls do not? Girls can also. "
However, after the junior world championships in which Trusova performed two quadruple jumps, their base points was lowered, explaining this with security considerations.
Eteri Tutberidze: "They lowered the point of quadruplets after the junior world championships, where she jumped. Although I do not understand how you can lower it? You see, every jump is a huge risk, it can not be compared with anything. Lowered the cost, increased the cost of the error. The main motivation is that it is very dangerous. It's true. This is very dangerous, the risk is huge. But in that case, it seems to me, if it is dangerous and the athlete performs, it should count twice as much. A person must understand why he is going there. "
Tutberdize complains that now, it turns out, athletes are motivated not to make such jumps.
Eteri Tutberidze : "It turns out, the motivation is not to do it. And even in my group there are athletes who understand that you will earn a little with so much risk, and do not go there. "
Another problem that Sasha must overcome is her growing up. That, with what in due time did not manage to cope at Julia Lipnitskaya.
Eteri Tutberidze : "Sasha is stronger. For example, I think that it is very important to jump to these physiological changes, because then the girls try to keep what they are doing, just at least keep it up."
Now the main goal in the life of Sasha is the Olympics.
Alexandra Trusova : "I just jump that no one can, but it does not change the rules of how to be selected. I will be selected in the year when the Olympics. As everybody".
Eteri Tutberidze: "Today she created history, she took a step in the evolution of figure skating, she slightly changed the worldview of people, the judges, that this is possible. Therefore, naturally, other girls, looking at her, understand that this is possible, and will go to these jumps. "
Junior World Champion Alexandra Trusova won the seventh final stage of the Grand Prix, which takes place in Yerevan, and with two victories she was selected to the final of the series. The debutant Grand Prix of this season, Russian Alyona Kanysheva, won silver and also made it to the final round of the series. Bronze from Japanese Yuhana Yokoi.
In Armenia, Alexandra Trusova performed after the illness, therefore, unlike her first Grand Prix in Lithuania, where the athlete made three quadruple jumps - lutz and two toe loop, one of which is in a cascade, this time to declare similar content with the same number of quadruple it was absolutely unjustified. The decision to roll a program with such a set of jumps was strategically literate - ahead of the Grand Prix finals and the main starts of the season.
In Yerevan, Sasha jumped 4 Lutz, which this time was twisted, just touched the ice with a hand, then 2 Axel, a cascade of 3 Flip - 3 Toe Loop, 2 Axel, cascades 3 Lutz - 3 Loop and 3 Lutz - 1 - 3 Salchow completing the jump set 3 flip. For the rental program, the athlete scored 146.81 points, improving her record in the free skate program by 11 hundredths of a point. Alexandra has once again proved that the fighter and that, despite the circumstances, is achieving the maximum possible!
Russian figure skating prodigy Alexandra Trusova has said she will attempt to land three quadruple jumps in the free program of the junior Grand Prix in Vancouver, Canada.
The 14-year-old star posted the second highest score in the short program on Thursday, less than two points behind compatriot and training partner Alena Kostornaia, who sensationally took the lead with a new junior world record of 76.32 points.
“On the whole I’m satisfied with my skating today,” Trusova said. “There were slight errors, but I will work on them. I can’t say whether it was difficult to compete after my last year’s victory. I didn’t think about it, I was fully concentrating on showing clean skating. I will try to do the maximum in free program land three quads,” she added.
Despite being ranked second after the short program, Trusova will still enter Saturday’s competition as the favorite to clinch gold, as she will be the sole skater to include three quadruple jumps in her free routine – an achievement never seen been before in women’s skating.