Russian championship : In figure skating in Russia, the time has come when reasoning and even predictions stop working. The hour has struck, and the strongest skaters go out onto the ice of the national championship in order to get an Olympic ticket at the national selection. Women’s single skating in Russia is a battle of nerves with the highest skill of the performers. On Friday, the girls will perform in a short program. Fire. They will work without fire extinguishers. Extravaganza. Nerve ropes.
Eh, we would have made the pedestal of the Olympic Games wider … It is not for nothing that the most experienced skater of the national team, Elizaveta Tuktamysheva, says that the domestic championship is more difficult than the world championship. Lisa knows. At the moment, five skaters will be torn up three steps of the podium.Russian championship
For Tuktamysheva, the championship in St. Petersburg is an opportunity to get into the national team for the Olympic Games for the first time. Before Sochi-2014, she was already with titles: she won the Russian championship, won the Grand Prix stages, and got into the European championship medalists … But she failed the Russian championship: Adelina Sotnikova and Yulia Lipnitskaya went to the home Games.
Before the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang-2018 at the Russian Championship, Lisa was again left out of the selection. And the whole season was not “ah”. Therefore, no one gave additional chances for selection: they were received by Evgenia Medvedeva, who did not compete in the Russian championship due to injury. Medvedeva went to the European Championship, lost there only to Alina Zagitova, and then both stood on the podium of the Olympic Games.
Will Elizabeth be able to break the Olympic wall this year? At the Grand Prix stages of the season, Lisa had two second places. She uses her weapon – a triple axel – regularly and effectively. She rides clearly for pleasure, a smile accompanies her all the time. [Russian championship]
Kamila Valieva blew up the world of figure skating not with records and not even sky-high estimates, but with phenomenal readiness, as they say, on all fronts. Camila is elegant, plastic, musical, with strong and effective leaps. Her ultra-si weapons are triple axel, quadruple salchow and sheepskin coat. She won the Grand Prix stages twice a season.
Anya Shcherbakova is a gentle and iron fighter of ice. Anya is airy, lyrical and knows how to pull the maximum out of the program in the most difficult situation. Quadruple lutz and flip are her ultra-s. She won her Grand Prix stages twice this season.
Sasha Trusova is an orchestra figure skater. Her passion for quadruple jumps, her ability to perform them and, excuse me, shove forward in spite of everything – both strength and weakness. What balance will be found for the performance is still a mystery. Alexandra managed to perform at one stage of the Grand Prix and win, but then the injury did not allow her to get in shape in accordance with the tasks of the Olympic season. Peter’s Ice will be Sasha’s first public appearance in a long time. Her ultra-si – quadruple lutz, flip, salchow, sheepskin coat, triple axel (with which, however, there is a constant struggle).
Maya Khromykh performed slightly worse than Liza Tuktamysheva at the Grand Prix stages: second and third places. Quadruple salchow and sheepskin coat are her jumps leading to the pedestal. She was getting close to the leaders, remaining in the shadow of her colleagues, but this season forced her to repeat the famous phrase of Eteri Tutberidze about the possibilities of Maya. Lame fell to the pedestal.
Someone will have to worry even after a brilliant performance at the Russian championship. What do the rules say? The third numbers, like the substitutes, are included in the team on the recommendation of the coaching council, taking into account the stability of the results shown at the start of the season, the reliability of the performance of the elements of the highest complexity, the compliance of the technical equipment of the programs with the model requirements, as well as choreographic and psychological readiness.
Kamila Valieva will take the first starting number at the pre-Olympic championship of Russia. So the lot decided. Valieva pulled out the first starting number, Alexandra Trusova – sixth, Anna Shcherbakova – tenth, Elizaveta Tuktamysheva – 11th, Maya Khromykh – 15th.
Kamila Valieva, Liza Tuktamysheva and Sasha Trusova announced three and a half turns axel in the short program (quads are not allowed in this program).
Liza, Camila, Anya, Sasha, Maya … Who is your heart given to? True, our sympathies are our own business. But every challenger girl will have to skate extremely efficiently. Let’s give the upcoming rentals such a sparse definition. So that there is not even a thought to say how Dmitry Aliev, who tore off the axel at the Russian Championship in the short program, did it: “I really want to scold myself and put myself in a corner on peas.”
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