Excerpt: Bazarova, 19, and Larionov, 26, were clean in their short program, but only earned a level one for their death spiral. Despite the flaw, the team managed to score 70.14 (37.16/32.98) points, their new personal best, for an inspired and floating performance to Liebestraum by Franz Liszt. The team from Perm was very excited.

“We got 70 for the first time in our lives!” exclaimed Bazarova. “It’s amazing and we are very happy with our skating. Now it’s important to move ahead in this way.”

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