Krasnoyarsk, December 23 – Sofia Akateva takes first place after the short program at the Russian Figure Skating Championships, which are being held in Krasnoyarsk.
Akatieva earned 85.59 points for her performance. In second place, Elizaveta Tuktamysheva (82.98), Sofia Muravyova (79.96) round out the top three.
The Olympic champion of the Games in Beijing in the team competition Camila Valeeva (76.61) became the fourth. In the short program, she did a “butterfly” instead of the planned Axel with three and a half turns.
Earlier, Olympic silver medalist Alexandra Trusova withdrew from the Russian championships for medical reasons. Sports coach Svetlana Sokolovskaya said that the 18-year-old figure skater had a fever of 39.4 degrees.
The Skaters will present their free program on Saturday.
The Council of the International Skating Union (ISU) on March 1, against the background of the events in Ukraine, suspended Russian and Belarusian figure skaters, speed skaters and short track skaters from participating in international tournaments. In June, the ISU Congress approved this decision, which is effective until further notice.
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