Elena GLEBOVA (EST) grabs lead in Senior Ladies Short Program


Elena GLEBOVA of Estonia grabbed the lead in the Senior Ladies Short Program, followed by Polina AGAFONOVA (RUS) and Nicole RAJICOVA (SVK). Elena GLEBOVA turned in a strong performance to „Love in Three Acts“ to score 55,22 points. She landed triple toe-triple toe combo, a triple Salchow and a double Axel. Her combination spin was graded a level four. Polina AGAFONOVA’s elegant routine was highlighted by a triple Lutz-double toe combination and three breathtaking level four spins. The Russian lady picked up 53,59 points. Nicole RAJICOVA scored a personal best with 48,31 points, skating to „Papa Can You Hear Me“ by Michel Legrand. Her passionated routine featured a triple Lutz-double toe combination, a clean double Axel and level four and three spins and footwork.


Germany’s Sandy HOFFMANN placed fifth at 6,88 points and Anne ZETZSCHE and Jennifer URBAN are currently sitting in 11th and 12th. Sandy HOFFMANN nailed a double Axel and produced amazing spins which were graded level four and three. Overall she picked up 46,88 points. Skating to music of the movice „Black Swan“ Anne ZETZSCHE nailed a clean triple toeloop-double toeloop combination, a double Axel and her step sequence merited a level three. She totaled 40,13 points. „I want to skate clean programs and do as good as I do in practice. I plan to do five triple jumps and hope the all work out,“ the young lady told us before the Short Program. Jennifer Urban struggled at her loop combo and as well the triple toe was not easy for her. But she hit a double Axel and earned level 4 for her combination spin at the end to pick up 38,24 points. „I have been ill for the last seven days and only had practice the last two days. That’s the reason why my expectations are not that high, but I wanted to do a competition before the German Championships,“ Jennifer URBAN noted at the accreditation.



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