Alina Ilnazovna Zagitova (Russian: Алина Ильназовна Загитова) was born 18 May 2002 in Izhevsk, Udmurtia, Russia. Zagitova is the current Russian senior ladies silver medalist, and the junior ladies champion at 2016-2017 Junior Grand Prix Final, where she became the first junior lady to earn a total score above the 200 mark, (207.43 points).
An amazing girl who earned an amazing SP score at her international JGP debut - 68.07 points.
Alina's SP at JGP France.
She is Eteri Tutberidze's student.
Alina's ISU bio:
SP Samson and Delilah by Camille Saint-Saens; choreo by Eteri Tutberidze, Daniil Gleikhengauz
LP Don Quixote by Leon Minkus; choreo by Eteri Tutberidze, Daniil Gleikhengauz
2016-17 Russian Senior Nationals SP
2016-17 Russian Senior Nationals LP
2016-17 JGPF SP
2016-17 JGPF LP
2016 JGP France SP
SP Pink Panther soundtrack
LP "Unchained Melody (Dance) [The Love Inside]" by Various Artists
2016 Russian Jr. Nationals
Russian Cup Final
Last edited by dorispulaski; 01-18-2017 at 04:10 AM.
By the way, her SP score is the 2nd highest score ever by junior. Only Zhenia has scored better - 68.48
If she can keep her emotions in check, she will probably make a splash this season. Her and maybe the other Izhevsk girl.
OMG - 194.37!! And that was her JGP debut competition.
Go sonograms & silver foxes
Didn't care for her programs last season, but now I'm definitely a fan! Bravo Alina!
well she's not inconsistent now...
amazing how a coaching change to Eteri improved her a lot in just a few months.
she needs to work on her skating skills, she has a shot at winning the JGP Final.
So-so. I saw some worries notes on her face before she started her program. And I guess it made her jumps look not consistent. But I hope she will get used for JGP competitions and will be more calm.
Originally Posted by sneakers
Last edited by puremagic; 08-26-2016 at 03:05 PM.
yes, she still needs a lot of refinement and improvement.
Originally Posted by puremagic
* skating skills
* improve her speed
* too rushed in movement transitions
* "wild" tilted axis on her jumps needs improvement
Last edited by sneakers; 08-26-2016 at 03:19 PM.
I believe she has always had these tilted jumps even from a much younger age. It's just her technique I guess.
Originally Posted by sneakers
So, nice picture for happy end today:
First win in her junior debut season is a big achievement for Alina. Honestly her skating looked very rushed and unrefined, and she needs to work a lot on the basics and her jump technique. Still, Congratulations!
Alina's total score was also 2nd highest score ever by junior. Only Polina has scored higher. What a way to make your international debut!!
Originally Posted by The Finn
By the way, Alina has a page in Wikipedia already.
Good guys only win in movies
I'm honestly pretty surprised with her result in France! But also very glad for her. I remember seeing her last season at internal Russian cup event, and she wasn't nearly as good. nice, very nice improvement, especially in Skating Skills. Vey light and airy, her style of skating reminds me of Lipnitskaia a little bit.
For me Alina is the ultimate Eteri's skater at this stage. All of "the big four": Yulia, Sima, Evgeniya, and Polina were different. I can see all of them in Alina now. Plus she added 0+7 and rippons to get to the theoretical BV maximum. Her landings were sometimes rough but she has correct edges. Her positions were sometimes shaky and unrefined - but it was just her first competition. Eteri knows how to make girls skate consistently. If Alina hangs on, makes improvements in landings and positions, her TES will go through the roof. And she created the basis for her pcs further growth - 84 combined - it is already at the level of Polina's last season. And it will only grow if she does not fall.
I think, she has all the makings to be unbeatable this season. With correct edges she is special for Eteri (even Polina had occasional calls). Such unexpected. Bravo!
My little heroine Lozko better be good now. Looks like there is suddenly a new boss.