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Russian figure skater Anna Shcherbakova won US Grand Prix stage with world record

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Russian figure skater Anna Shcherbakova won US Grand Prix stage with world record


21.10.2019

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The stage of the US Grand Prix in figure skating ended with the triumph of Russian athletes and of a 15-year-old debutant in the adult category Anna Shcherbakova in particular. She became the first among athletes who was able to perform two quadruple lutz at the competitions of the International Union of Skaters, TASS reported.

Anna Shcherbakova is a student of the famous Russian coach Eteri Tutberidze, who was training Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedeva - the winners of gold and silver medals at the last Winter Olympics.

The Grand Prix stage in the USA brought together the world's strongest skaters in Las Vegas. Experts believed that the most serious competitors for Russian women were figure skaters from the United States, Japan and South Korea. The competition sarted poorly for the Russians, none of them were among the top three after a short program.

Only a brilliantly performed free skating can bring medals in such a situation, and the Russians coped with it. Two quadruple louts of Anna Shcherbakova, which no one in women's figure skating had done before, brought the Russian woman to first place. The third was the second representative of the Russian team Elizabeth Tuktamysheva.

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