Yesterday, December 8, in Vancouver, ended the Grand Prix final in figure skating. In women’s figure skating, Russia was represented by Olympic champion Alina Sagitova, Elizaveta Tuktamysheva and Sophia Samodurova. Evgeny Medvedev in the finals, alas, could not get there. The results of the two 16-year-old Sagitova took second place, and 21-year-old Tuktamysheva got the bronze.
The winner of the same gold medal was 16-year-old skater from Japan Rika Kihira, which, as they say sports experts, was frankly stronger than our athletes — unfortunately, Sagitova made more mistakes.
Alina Sagitova, Rick Kihira and Elizaveta Tuktamysheva
My car is not very happy. But I’m glad I was able to gather after their mistakes and dicatate pure program. This season, I do it morally more difficult. Now I’m nervous a little more, and you need to cope with his nerves and nothing to think
— said after the competition, Alina Sagitova.
I must say that Alina was injured before the performance — she hurt her foot and wanted to withdraw from the competition. However, having collected will in a fist, she took to the ice and skated his program.
By the way, this is the first loss of our skaters from the 2013 Grand Prix final — before the gold medal was won by Russian athletes.