World junior champ Kamila Valieva wins Cup of Russia Stage 5 in Moscow
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Russia named its roster for worlds — in Stockholm in three weeks — after a domestic competition this past weekend. Tuktamysheva, 24 and the gold medalist at her last worlds in , was seventh at nationals in December. But she was fourth among skaters age-eligible for worlds and just. But the top three finishers are all 14 years old, and thus too young for senior worlds. Kostornaya was sixth at the Russian Cup Final. Aleksey Mishin , the venerable coach who turns 80 next week, called student Tuktamysheva a Statue of Liberty for female singles skaters 20 and older, according to Russian media.
Kamila Valieva in pole position at Russian Cup Final after short program
During the Cup of Russia stage in Kazan in mid-November , the year-old Sofya Akatyeva from Moscow became the first figure skater to pull off the combination of quad jump and triple axel. These jumps are considered very hard, let alone back-to-back, and before her, nobody had ever achieved this. There are many talented boys and girls among her students and it looks like Eteri has raised another star of the ice rink. Akatyeva has been in love with figure skating since early childhood, when she saw the Olympics in Vancouver at the age of just 3. I really liked how the skaters did their jumps.
T he Winter Olympic games in PyeongChang, South Korea, will be an extravaganza of cold weather sports, over which the real-life couples of ice skating will arguably take the center stage. So perhaps it should come as no surprise that many of the figure skating and ice dancing pairs at the Winter Olympics are couples both on and off the ice — after all, partners that skate together, stay together. Both skated with other partners beforehand but what will make this Olympics even more special is that this will be the first games that the pair will be competing as a real-life couple. In an interview with NBC , Evan shared that he thinks this Olympics will be momentous for the both of them. While Madison Hubbell and Zach Donohue are no longer together, the pair dated for two-and-a-half years despite initially not liking one another as partners on the ice.