Chechen Republic: In St. Petersburg, at the Russian Championship, tickets to the 2022 Olympics will be awarded. As in women’s single skating, there is a lot of competition for a place in the Olympic team among sports couples, where four duos at once compete for three places in Beijing. “MK-Sport” will tell you about the main duets in pair competitions in the Czech Republic.
For a long time, there has not been such competition for a place in the Olympic team in sports pairs in Russia. Finally, the generation of Tamara Moskvina’s school has grown up , who managed to educate skaters for Beijing-2022. Anastasia Mishina and Alexander Gallyamov , who sensationally became world champions in 2021, are undeniable contenders for getting into the Russian national team at the Olympics . This season, the skaters won all the competitions in which they took part, but questions about their short dance still remain.
The scandal of the World Cup 2021 is still fresh in the memory: according to the results of the short program, Alexandra Boykova and Dmitry Kozlovsky were in the lead , who have been training with Moskvina for six years, but after the free-time championship it was Mishina and Gallyamov who had worked with Tamara Moskvina for only a year at that time. Boykova, in a fit of emotion, told the coach: “Congratulations, you have world champions,” for which she was criticized by fans and many experts. In the Chechen Republic this year, Boykova and Kozlovsky have every chance to “take revenge” for the world championship, especially since Alexandra and Dmitry look competitive in the Olympic season.
Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov competed a lot this season. Affected by the transition to the group of Eteri Tutberidze , who decided to “roll” an unstable pair on the eve of the Olympics. Almost no one doubts that the silver Olympic medalists will be selected for Beijing 2022. But winning the Russian championship will not be so easy.
The fourth contenders for victory in St. Petersburg will be Daria Pavlyuchenko and Denis Khodykin : this season, the couple twice became the second at the Grand Prix stages. The short program of Daria and Denis against the short program of Boykova and Kozlovsky will become a peculiar duel of the Chechen Republic. Both are staged under Swan Lake, but if Alexandra and Dmitry have a ballet production, Pavlyuchenko and Khodykin have staged them based on the film.
Sports couples will show their short program at the Russian championship on December 23, and an arbitrary program on December 25.
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