Shcherbakova cleanly performed the quadruple Lutz at a tournament in Italy
Shcherbakova cleanly performed the quadruple Lutz at a tournament in Italy.Photo: . Pictures may be protected by copyright.
Anna Shcherbakova won the Lombardia Trophy Challenger tournament in Italy, Bergamo. After a short program, the Russian champion took the third place, and got 150.47 points in the free box, which allowed her to bypass her direct rival Elizaveta
Anna Shcherbakova won the Lombardia Trophy Challenger tournament in Italy, Bergamo. After a short program, the Russian champion took the third place, and got 150.47 points in the free box, which allowed her to bypass her direct rival Elizaveta Tuktamysheva. Shcherbakova set a four-turn jump at the very beginning of the program and performed it purely. By the sum of two programs, the Russian woman scored 218.20 points and won first place. It is worth noting that the skater spoke after a successful jump very carefully, albeit easily. It was evident that the student of Eteri Tutberidze was afraid to make a mistake and fall, this could cost her important decisive points, because the advantage after the first performance was on the side of Tuktamysheva. It is noteworthy that this is the first season of Shcherbakova at an adult level, last year the girl acted among juniors. And this compares favorably with 15-year-old Anna from other skaters who performed in Italy. They were older and looked heavier on the ice, it was more difficult for them to perform those hopping elements on which the Russian woman seemed to soar. After the rental, the student Tutberidze did not stop smiling, pleased with what happened. The choreographer Daniil Gleichenhaus, who came with her to Bergamo, was also pleased. There was no mentor, it is noteworthy that Tutberidze did not go to Chelyabinsk, where on the same day her other ward was Kamila Valieva, who became the winner of the fourth stage of the Grand Prix among juniors. It should be noted that Valieva in her speech demonstrated two quadruple jumps at once. The closest pursuer, Shcherbakova, Elizaveta Tuktamysheva, was a little less than four points behind Shcherbakova in the sum of two programs. It is noteworthy that her score for an arbitrary performance is ten points less than that of Anna. Despite the fact that Elizabeth performed two triple axels, her program looked weaker. And the 22-year-old world and European champion in 2015 didn’t ride in a dress – in black pants, a white blouse and red gloves, which made her performance a little lackluster. But the gap after a short program was really significant. Tuktamysheva then won, gaining 73.66 points for her hire. Shcherbakova in general was in third place, having received 67.73 points for her, which seemed very unfair to some fans. They found that the judges in Bergamo underestimated Anna for almost perfect rental. The second then was the representative of South Korea Yu Young, whose program the judges rated at 70.47 points. But an arbitrary performance put everything in its place and showed that Shcherbakova with a quadruple lutz looks an order of magnitude better than Tuktamysheva. Even if Elizabeth surpassed herself by including two triple axels in her program at once. However, do not forget that this is only the first official start, and during the season it can still change very much. Another Russian figure skater, who, like Tuktamysheva, trains with Alexei Mishin, Sofia Samodurov, performed at this tournament. European Champion 2019, which sensationally beat Alina Zagitova at the championship, did not look the best at the competition. Usually stable Samodurova, who for the last two years has been doing without falling in official tournaments, tore a triple flip and crashed onto the ice. This mistake cost her dearly, because her program is already not the most powerful and rich in components among Russians. The judges gave her 53.82 points, which allowed the athlete to take only eighth place. However, speaking about her performance, one can not help but say that Sophia managed to complete a cascade of two triple jumps and prevent the mistake that occurred in Moscow during the test rentals. Then Samodurova fell during this particular jumping element. The free program looked better, at least the ward Misha did not allow serious errors and shortcomings. This gave her 125.83 points and sixth place in the end (a total of 179.65 points). . (tagsToTranslate) à à (t) à à (t) è å (t) é í (t) ÿ à (t) ç (t) à à