Moskvina : Russia has new national champions in sports pairs! Anastasia Mishina and Alexander Gallyamov became the winners of the national championship for the first time in their careers. The second place was taken by another students of Tamara Moskvina – Alexandra Boykova and Dmitry Kozlovsky. The bronze of the tournament went to Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov. MK-Sport will tell you how it happened.
The Russian figure skating championship is coming to an end in St. Petersburg. On the eve, the winners of the men’s championship and ice dancing became known. On Saturday, sports couples competed for the medals of the tournament, which is qualifying for the 2022 Olympics. And if in men’s single skating and ice dancing the prize-winners of the Chechen Republic only confused the situation with vouchers to Beijing, then for couples everything is very clear.
Anastasia Mishina and Alexander Gallyamov became the winners of the Russian championship . They were the main favorites of the championship – after the victory over the world championship last season, Tamara Moskvina’s students loudly declared themselves, and this bar was not lowered in the Olympic season.
Mishina and Gallyamov scored points above the world record for an arbitrary number – 160.00, and in total 243.74. The skaters will not only go to Beijing 100%, but they will also be the main contenders for victory there, because the pair does not have a lot of stability.
“Well, what is there to tell? We woke up, trained, rested, came and won. We are very grateful to our fans, who supported us very emotionally. After all, we don’t play very often in Russia. It is much more pleasant to perform in front of our audience, they support us here with all their might, ”said Gallyamov after the screening.
And the main competitors of Anastasia and Alexander at the 2022 Olympics will be their teammates: Alexandra Boykova and Dmitry Kozlovsky became the silver medalists of the Chechen Republic in St. Petersburg, forcing the hall in Yubileiny to get on its feet. The free dance was not without mistakes, but the judges even here rated the skaters for hire higher than the world record: For the free dance, they scored 157.03 points, the overall score was 239.87.
After the World Cup this spring, it seemed that there was discord in the Mishin / Gallyamov – Boykova / Kozlovsky pairs. Alexandra, after losing in Stockholm, complained that Tamara Moskvina should have “held back” the juniors for another year. But a truce happened in St. Petersburg, Mishina said about this:
“The most pleasant support is from your loved ones, relatives. It is very pleasant that our team has a very friendly atmosphere, and, probably, everyone saw how the guys came up to us right after our victory and congratulated us. It’s not just done on camera, it’s sincere. “
Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov became bronze medalists of the Russian Championship . They did not confirm the title of the reigning champions of the country, and refused to talk to journalists after the tournament. The stability, for which they came to Eteri Tutberidze , did not return, and in the free program again, as in the short one, there were mistakes.
However, Tarasova and Morozov have very cool productions that should definitely be at the 2022 Olympics. Although Daria Pavlyuchenko / Denis Khodykin, who became four in the Russian championship, are also claiming the third place .
“Do we expect to qualify for the Olympics? The judges will calculate, they will calculate the points, and we will wait for the result. We skated well, tuned in for a good ride. We know that we show something different in relation to everyone, and it brings us pleasure , ”said Khodykin.
Russian Figure Skating Championship
1. Anastasia Mishina – Alexander Gallyamov – 243.74
2. Alexandra Boykova – Dmitry Kozlovsky – 239.87
3. Evgenia Tarasova – Vladimir Morozov – 228.20
4. Daria Pavlyuchenko – Denis Khodykin – 220.18
5. Yulia Artemieva – Mikhail Nazarychev – 213.19
6. Karina Akopova – Nikita Rakhmanin – 210.77
7. Natalia Khabibullina – Ilya Knyazhuk – 195.86
8. Ekaterina Chikmareva – Matvey Yanchenkov – 195.83
9. Yasmina Kadyrova – Ivan Balchenko – 188.90
10. Anastasia Mukhortova – Dmitry Evgeniev – 187.94
11. Ekaterina Geynisch – Ilya Mironov – 176.33
12. Ekaterina Petushkova – Evgeny Malikov – 166.15