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Skater-odinochniy saved the honor of Russia in the USA

Фигуристки-одиночницы спасли честь России в США

Early Sunday morning Moscow time in Boston ended the world figure skating Championships. In the asset Russians two awards: in the women’s singles tournament the gold with a world record score was won by Evgenia Medvedeva, and the bronze – Anna Pogorelaya. The most stellar representatives of our country, two-time Olympic Champions Tatiana Volosozhar / Maxim Trankov took only the sixth place in the competition sports pairs.

The season was marked by Medvedeva. 16-year-old student of Eteri Tutberidze, who won until all possible titles – the Grand Prix final, the Championships of Russia and Europe – on the final day of competition in Boston has issued car, the likes of which the world figure skating is not yet known. 150,10 points is now the world record in the long program in women.

Another heroine of the women’s tournament contrary to expectations was not the owner of a bronze medal last year’s world Cup Elena Radionova (her sixth), and the third number of the Russian team 17-year-old Anna Pogorelaya. Loudly announcing itself on the post-Olympic world Cup 2014, where she finished fourth, the previous superiority of one of the most beautiful and promising figure skaters of the planet frankly failed. Failure was a difficult transition for her is so acute that almost led to the breakdown of relationships with long-term coach Anna Tsareva. Fortunately, nothing happened. Can be proud of his disciple and Valentina Chebotareva, a coach of a debutant of such competitions Mikhail Kolyada, who created a sensation in the form of a fourth result in the men’s singles.

After another failure of the triple champion of Russia Maxim Kovtun (18th place), when before the team loomed the prospect of losing one quota for the next world Cup, from St. Petersburg saved the team from disgrace. 21-year-old Carol became the real opening of the season. Another year and a half ago, severe leg injury could put an end to his career, but he managed not only to return to the sport, but also to get into the team, losing in the national championship only to Kovtun. On CHE in Bratislava Carol is not very well skated the short program and showed an overall fifth result. But in Boston your chance: pure running both programs, took fourth place, leaving behind three-time world champion canadian Patrick Chan.

In General, the tournament of figure skaters-men turned out to be a feast for the eyes. Another Quad from the Chinese Jin Bojana, great short program of Japanese Yuzuru the Han and, of course, stunning Javier Fernandez. The Spaniard showed the second result in the history and for the second year in a row ahead of Him, and Bojan was content “bronze”.

In dancing on ice managed to keep the title of world Champions, the French Gabriella Papadakis / Guillaume Cizeron. In any program they received the best ranking in history, surpassing the milestone of 118 points. And the Russian duets, let’s call a spade a spade, failed in the world Cup. Victoria Sinitsina / Nikita katsalapov took ninth place Alexandra Stepanova / Ivan Bukin – 11-E. Yes, few believed that one of these duos will be able to fight for medals. However, after seventh-place Elena ilinykh / Ruslan Zhiganshina year ago I wanted a small step forward… Our lack is not so much technical skill, much fresh ideas, interesting finds, style, handwriting.

The same can be said about pair skating. Volosozhar / Trankov scored a total of 205,81 points, while an arbitrary program has received extremely low marks for technique, losing more than 20 points to the winners of Megan Duhamel / Eric Radford from Canada. With the worst technical evaluation received only one of 16 speaker pairs. And if the fourth place winners of the final Grand Prix-2015 Ksenia Stolbova / Fedor Klimov can be explained crumpled preparation for the tournament due to injury, disastrous performance by two-time Olympic Champions caused both confusion and regret. So low this pair the major had never fell.

Caught my eye and this detail. After the Games-2014 in Sochi on the complexity of the elements in pair skating became the whole world, and the results of this work can be seen in Boston: the quadruple exhausts, quadruple backspin, difficult jumps, more interesting programs… Duhamel / Radford, Aliona Savchenko / Bruno Masso (Germany), Vantin sui / Han Cong (China) – these couples made room to hold your breath, surprising interesting findings, some their “fishechkami”. And our continued to “exploit” what was true two or three years ago. For all three pairs, representing Russia at the main starts of the season, created a truly fabulous training conditions. Starting from the quantity of ice and to the profile specialists…

The most annoying fact is that today in ice dancing and pair skating, we are losing not only in technology but also in programs. It is ideological and choreographic components have always been the strongest party of the Russian figure skating school, her handwriting and an example to follow…

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