Russian figure skater Anna Shcherbakova called her skating in the short program at the World Figure Skating Championships in Stockholm nervous. The athlete said this to reporters on Wednesday, March 24.
According to Shcherbakova, she very closely followed her every movement. At the same time, the athlete was pleased with the cascade, since it was the most difficult jump.
“This program as a whole is very serious, it has a history – it is about the loss of a loved one, not a specific one, just everyone has something of their own in this story. And in the last movement, in the last pose, I remember the last touches to this person, they warm me, ”- said the skater about the meaning of her program.
Shcherbakova on March 24 showed the best result in the short program at the World Championships in Stockholm, having received 81 points from the judges. She flawlessly performed a triple flip, an axel with two and a half turns and a lutz-rittberger cascade.
The second place was taken by the Japanese woman Rika Kihira. Russian Elizaveta Tuktamysheva came in third, and Alexandra Trusova – 12th.
Honored coach of Russia in figure skating Tatyana Tarasova told RIA Novosti that she liked the performance of Shcherbakova and Tuktamysheva. According to her, they are claiming the final victory.
Competitions in the free program for women will be held on March 26. The first of the Russian women will be presented by Trusova, who received the 13th start number. Tuktamysheva starts in the final warm-up (start number 22). Shcherbakova will be the last to appear on the ice.
On February 12, it became known that the Russian national team at the World Championships will be referred to by the abbreviation FSFR (Figure skating federation of Russia). The Federation also approved the sounding of the musical fragment of P. Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 instead of the Russian anthem.
According to the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), Russian athletes cannot compete until mid-December 2022 under the national anthem and flag of their country at the World Championships and Olympic Games.