Russian figure skater Elizabeth Tuktamysheva and Medvedeva Evgenia has won gold and bronze at the Grand Prix of figure skating in Canada, competitions in single skating.
21-year-old Tuktamysheva, I must say, the start of the contest very confident after the first day, she was their leader (largely due to the triple Axel, which she performed flawlessly). But the second day was much harder for her. Signature triple Axel she failed, but that it did not break — the rest of the jumps she performed just fine and eventually scored 203,32 points, and allowed her to take first place.
Today I skated not so good, fell on a triple Axel, to be honest, was very nervous. I am happy that I won first place, but I need to work more. My next competition will be a tournament in Japan, I am very excited to perform there. I want to improve my triple Axel and skate rental in Japan as best you can.
Ladies’ final results: / Résultats finaux des femmes :
Alina Zagitova of Russia took the lead in the Ladies’ event at 2018 GP Helsinki, while Japan’s Yuna Shiraiwa and Loena Hendrickx of Belgium are currently in second and third, respectively.
Zagitova uncharacteristically popped the back end of her triple Lutz-triple loop combination, but was otherwise solid in her routine to “The Phantom of the Opera” by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The 2018 Olympic gold medalist earned high grades of execution (GOE) on all other elements which included level 4 spins and footwork, and placed first with 68.90 points.
“Today it felt a little tight, but I really should be able to compensate for that and have more confidence,” the 16-year-old said.
Shiraiwa landed a triple Lutz-triple toe, but received an edge call on the Lutz. The 2018 Asian Open silver medalist also was a tad uncentered on her flying sit spin, but was otherwise clean and was awarded a season’s best of 63.77 points for her upbeat routine to “All Aboard” which was choreographed by by Tom Dickson.
“The story is that I’m a member of the crew of a vehicle,” explained the 16-year-old of her routine. “[The] audience is my passengers and I try to guide them well.”
Hendrickx is in a close third with 63.17 points after her routine which featured strong level 4 spins and footwork, however, the 2018 Nebelhorn Trophy bronze medalist underrotated two of her triple jumps.
“I had to withdraw from Skate America because of illness, so I think I can be happy,” said the Belgian champion. “For my short I had a different song first, but my brother Jorik came up with this song.”
Grand Prix 2018 - Helsinki Standings after Ladies Short Program:
Yuzuru Hanyu leads comfortably after the men's short program at the Helsinki stage of the Grand Prix figure skating series after landing two clean quads.
The Olympic champion from Japan was nearly flawless in the Saturday skate, aside from a wobble coming out of his quad toe-triple toe combination.
Hanyu will go into Sunday's free skate with a 16-point edge over second-place Michal Brezina. The Czech also made no significant errors but was slightly less ambitious than Hanyu, putting his quad salchow-triple toe combination at the opening — compared to later on for Hanyu. Despite dominating the field, Hanyu said "I need to train more."
Grand Prix 2018 - Helsinki Standings after Men Short Program:
1⃣ Yuzuru Hanyu 🇯🇵106.69 2⃣ Michal Brezina 🇨🇿 93.31 3⃣ Boyang Jin 🇨🇳 85.97