Petrosyan won both the short program and the free program. She announced the most difficult content of three quadruple jumps and performed a clean quadruple jump for the first time. But Adelia fell off the triple axel.
By contract, Petrosyan received 169.39 points and took the final victory with a score of 255.01. Kamila Valieva has 241.76 points. Elizaveta Tuktamysheva has 241.61. Russian champion Sofya Akatieva was fourth (241.09).
If in the free program we saw quadruple jumps, then in the short program the girls fought with the axis in 3.5 turns. Only Adele Petrosyan and Elizaveta Tuktamysheva, who were in the lead after the first day of the competition, managed to land the most difficult women’s vault without a spot. In addition, Professor Alexei Mishin rated the axel of his pupil as the best in his career.
– I also liked it, although I usually find fault, – Tuktamysheva reacted to the coach’s praise. – Approximately the same axis turned out in Moscow at the 2020 Grand Prix. In such a rental I was also satisfied. Well, now the axel turned out to be very good (smiles).
Valieva also went to the trixel, but fell. At the national championship in December 2022, the skater made a “butterfly” on this element and now, according to her feelings, she “twisted the jump, but flew out of the circle.” Camila believes that failure is not a reason to stop trying.
– It would be strange if he didn’t make jumps that didn’t work. Then it would be necessary to give up both the triple lutz and the quadruple sheepskin coat,” Valieva told reporters. – This is not the Olympic Games, but national competitions. Good exercise. Therefore, for the Grand Prix Finals, I had a goal to try.
Russian champion Sofya Akatieva, who beat Kamila in Krasnoyarsk, also skated with a fall on the triple axis. Sofia Muravyova did it with a step forward.
The remaining winners and prize-winners were announced after the signing of this issue of “RG” for publication.
In St. Petersburg, Kondratyuk showed good form. I jumped two quads, even cascading, and scored over 100 points: 102.86. Gumennik and Ignatov (99.69 and 99.09, respectively), who also skated clean and with two quads, fell just short of the iconic mark.
Our best sports couples also showed a beautiful fight. Russian champions Alexandra Boikova and Dmitry Kozlovsky have applied for one more title. They won the short program against Olympic silver medalists Evgenia Tarasova-Vladimir Morozov (83.73 and 83.68). In third place are the Olympic champions in the team and bronze medalists in the individual tournament Anastasia Mishina – Alexander Gallyamov. The skaters went to the trick and inserted a triple lutz into the program – one of the most difficult jumps in pair skating, which they began to develop only this season. Nastya fell. Like Camila from her axel, which she is trying to restore. Valieva will succeed. And the ultra-c element for greenhouses Mishina and Galliamov will also be remembered next season.