Select language:

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

 / Главная / Russkiy Mir Foundation / News / Alina Zagitova and Maria Sotskova win gold and silver at the Grand Prix Final

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


10.12.2017

 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.

Russkiy Mir

Publications

Since the beginning of the unrest in Kazakhstan, some media and Telegram channels have speculated about the threat to Russians living in the Republic. Allegedly, the introduction of CSTO forces would put them in danger due to the rise of Kazakh nationalism. Izvestia talked to Russians living in the country to find out how the January events had affected their relations with Kazakhs. Interviewees claimed that the introduction of CSTO peacekeepers had no effect on interethnic dialogue because the Russians living in the Republic were not associated with Russia - they were locals. However, according to Izvestia's interlocutors, there is still intolerance at the mundane level.
Vladimir Kanevsky moved from St. Petersburg to the U.S. in the 1980s. He's got engaged in creating porcelain flowers instead of architecture, which was an unexpected move even for him. Now designers of international fame collect exquisite bouquets by Vladimir Kanevsky, and the best museums of the world arrange exhibitions of his works.