We enjoyed a fantastic level in Junior Ladies competition. The Top 4 skaters went for triple flip-triple toeloop combination. Elizaveta YUSCHENKO (RUS) struck the gold, Alsu KAYUMOVA (RUS) took the silver medal and Aleksandra GOLOVKINA (LTU) took the bronze.
Skating to a „Swedish Rhapsody“ Elizaveta YUSCHENKO totaled 141,48 points (51,50 p SP/89.98 FS). She fell after her triple flip-triple toe combination but showed some good recovery skills and landed a clean triple Lutz-double toeloop combination and a good double Axel in the second half of her routine. Her combination spins both earned level three. „I am glad about the place, but not satisfied with my skating. I did a lot of mistakes, it was not my best skating. I made some little mistakes in the combination, it could have been better,“ the self-critical young lady told us.
Alsu KAYUMOVA completed fantastic level-four spins and level three footwork for her amazing step sequence as well as a clean triple Lutz-triple toeloop combination to score 89,18 points. Overall she accumulated 139,88 points and pulled up from third to second place. „I am very happy with the result, my skating went really well,“ Alsu KAYUMOVA stated.
Performing to tango music Avanced Novice Girls winner of 2011 Aleksandra GOLOVKINA moved up from fifth to take the bronze. She produced a triple toeloop-double toeloop-double toeloop combination, a triple toeloop and a triple Salchow-double toeloop combination. She collected a level four for her beautiful layback spin and a level three for the her footwork to score 134,19 points. „I am very happy, it was a good day for me. I am satisfied with performance, but the last spin was not a good one,“ Aleksandra GOLOVKINA commented.
After some little mistakes in the Free Skating Lutricia BOCK dropped from second to sixth with 131,07 points. Unfortunately she had to open up her triple-toe in the opening combination with the triple flip. But she was fighting hard in her skating, especially at the double Axel-single loop-triple Salchow combination and put a nice double Axel on the ice around the end. Lea Johanna DASTICH skated the 6th best free Skating and came in 7th.She nailed a double Axel-double toeloop-double combination in the second half of her program and earned a level four for her flying sit spin. Nicole SCHOTT showed a great catch-up-race in her Free Skating and moved from 16th to 9th with 116.01 points. She opened with a great triple toeloop-double toelopp combi and also hit a nice triple Flip.