Sunday, August 26, 2012

Elena Radionova shines in Courchevel- ISU Junior Grand Prix

Elena Radionova (RUS) at the age of 13 wins the first junior grand prix competition of the season with over twenty points on the silver medalist Rika Hongo of Japan.

Elena ranked first in both short program and free skate with a total score of 177.79
Her short program was beautifully highlighted by a triple lutz- triple toe combo, triple flip, double axel easily executed, some level four spins and nice flow and charisma. She received 61.15 earning almost eight points of lead.

Elena's short program

She repeated in the free program nailing all of her jumps (seven triples). She did triple lutz-triple toe combo, triple flip, triple loop-double toe, another triple lutz and triple loop, double axel, triple salchow-double toe-double loop. She got positive goe for any element and a very good components score of 52.45. 

Elena's free skate

Rika Hongo (JPN) ranked second with 149.28 after being third in the short program behind Uliana Titushkina who struggled in the free skate on rotating jumps getting the third place overall. 

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