Despite the great uncertainty of the ranking that hovered after the short program, the Russian national team has achieved the second consecutive hat-trick in season in the specialty of pairs. Polina Kostiukovich and Dmitrii Ialin have conquered the first position in fluency, winning 180.59 points in total, performing very well the elements of torque (triple twist and triple Rittberger launched on all), however committing errors in jumps in parallel, with some problems of rotation for Polina.
Junior Ice Dance Final Standings:
🥇1 Sofia Shevchenko / Igor Eremenko 🇷🇺
🥈2 Marjorie Lajoie / Zachary Lagha 🇨🇦
🥉3 Eva Kuts / Dmitrii Mikhailov 🇷🇺
In second place was placed with 166.11 the pair formed by Anastasia Poluianova-Dmtry Sopot, who gained a large margin compared to third place classified Alina Pepeleva-Roman Pleshkov, who, despite a not perfect program characterized by two mistakes in the jumps in parallel, have conquered the lowest step of the podium obtaining 158.40 against the Canadian Aiken Lockley-Keenan Prochnow, protagonists of a disastrous free program in which, among the various errors, they failed to complete the ascent of the first lift, thus losing precious points and ending the race in fourth position (seventh place in the segment) with 139.11.
Junior Grand Prix Linz 2018 -
In ice dance, the Russian couple formed by Sofia Shevchenko-Igor Eremenko won the race totalizing 158.70 points ahead of Canadians Marjorie Lajoie-Zachary Lagha (runners-up with 159.79) and teammates Eva Kuts-Dmitrii Mikailov, in third place with 142.97. A happy note for the blue colors is the excellent debut of Sara Campanini and Francesco Riva, in fifth place with the new personal best of 133.61. The Agorà skaters, coached by Matteo Zanni and Barbara Riboldi, have shown great talent in both segments of the race : the remarkable Rhythm Dance, in which the athletes have made a good sequence of twizzles(call level four) and a nice rotational lift also demonstrating great precision in the Argentine Tango sequence. Also interesting is the free dance proposed today, skated on the music of "Be Italian " extracted from the musical " Nine ", where the blues have shown great expression, performing very well complex elements such as the sequence of steps on a foot and lifts.