Overnight leader Alexandrina DEGTIAREVA of Russia claimed the gold medal in the Junior Ladies event Friday at the NRW Trophy in Dortmund followed by Lea DASTICH of Germany and the italian lady Elisabetta LECCARDI.
After her technical ambitious Short Program DEGTIAREVA impressed the crowd with an elegant skate. She nailed a nice double Axel-triple toeloop-double toeloop combo, a triple lutz-double toe combination and a double Axel-triple toe. Furthermore she hit three more triple jumps in the second half of her program. She earned level four for her spins. The young lady picked up 113.52 points and totaled 171.33 points to remain in first place.
Lea DASTICH – the girl with the great smile – reeled off a strong free skating and defended her second place. She completed triple lutz-double toelopp combination, a triple flip-loop-triple Salchow combination and a triple Lutz in the first half of her programm. She continued with three more triple jumps and beautiful level four spins. She scored 104.67 points and accumulated 153.71 points overall. „I am happy with my competition and the second place. The personal best with more than 150 points forthe first time is great and I am glad that I performed both programs flawlessly. The triple-triple combination was great!“ Lea DASTICH commented.
Quick quote Lea Dastich:
Elisabetta LECCARDI was not ill like the expectations were stoked by her music („Je suis malade“) conversly she was on fire performing on the ice. In a very elegant skate she hit a triple flip-triple toeloop combination, a triple toe-double Axel combination, a triple loop and a triple Salchow. Her spins were rewardet with level four and three. She scored 95.17 to move up from 7th to second place with 142.09 points. „I am very happy with my skate. It was the first time I hit the triple flip-triple toe combination, which is great. I feel very good now,“ the 15-year-old young lady commented.