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Alina Zagitova and Maria Sotskova win gold and silver at the Grand Prix Final

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Alina Zagitova and Maria Sotskova win gold and silver at the Grand Prix Final


 BY-SA 4.0//wikimedia.org15 year-old Alina Zagitova performed a near-flawless free skate on December 9th to win the figure skating Grand Prix Final, Nagoya, Japan, IA Interfax reports.

"I am pleased with my performance," Zagitova said. "There were a few glitches, but they were minor. I am glad I was able to deal with my nerves."

Maria Sotskova, who was fourth after the short program moved up to second place with 216.28 points, while Canadian Kaetlyn Osmond who was leading after the short program, fell on her triple salchow and dropped to 215.16 points taking the third place.

Coaches of our athletes were happy to have such a great result despite the absence of the major team member, two-time defending world champion Evgenia Medvedeva who had to stay home because of a foot fracture.

It is worth mentioning that the whole pedestal was taken by Russian figure  skaters at the Junior Grand Prix Final that was held in Nagoya two days before the adult competition. 

The Grand Prix Final is the last major international competition before the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

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