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Russian figure skating team to become most representative in Grand Prix final

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Russian figure skating team to become most representative in Grand Prix final


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The Russian team will be represented by the largest number of athletes in comparison with other teams in the final of the Grand Prix in figure skating, which will be held from December 5 to 8 in Turin. In six stages of the Grand Prix, Russian athletes won 28 medals, including 12 gold ones, and set a team record, TASS reported.

The Russians won medals at all stages of the season, and in the final the team will be the most numerous. In single skating among women, Russians have a chance to win the entire podium. Olympic champion Alina Zagitova, record holders Alexandra Trusova and Anna Shcherbakova, as well as the winner of the last stage of the competition in Japan Alyona Kostornaya, will go to Turin.

Three pairs will represent the country in sports pair competitions, and two pairs will compete for victory in ice dancing. One of them, Alexandra Stepanova and Ivan Bukin, received a ticket to the finals thanks to the silver medals won in Japan. Opponents of the Russians in this discipline will be the French, Canadian and American sportsmen.

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