Alexandra Trusova (RUS) The two-time World Junior Champion became the “quad queen”—who could easily compete with the “quad kings”—which is something she’d love to do. This fearless competitor has been going for four quads in her programs in the Grand Prix series: Lutz, two toeloops and Salchow. She only missed the Salchow, but nevertheless, accumulated a higher element score than most of the men. At Skate Canada, only Yuzuru Hanyu had more than she, and at Rostelecom Cup, men’s champion Alexander Samarin had ten points less for technique.
Recently, video clips with Trusova landing a triple Axel in practice have been popping up. That’s great for the 15-year-old and bad news for her competitors, who could hope to get some point advantage over her in the short program. Knowing Trusova, it won’t be long before she’ll be able to include the new jump into her programs.
The 2018-19 ISU Junior Grand Prix Final silver medalist has also been growing as a performer and her routines are very smartly chosen to stress her dynamic style and to cover what she lacks in elegance compared to that of her competitors.
The “quad queen” has a good chance to take the Grand Prix Final crown if she lands all her quads.
Event SP Score FS Score Total Score 2019 CS Nepela Memorial 74.91 (PB) 163.78 238.69 2019 Skate Canada 74.40 166.62 (PB) 241.02 (PB) 2019 Rostelecom Cup 74.21 160.26 234.47