Moscow Moscow Cup of Russia Stage 1 Elder Girls
Sofya Akatieva, Mariya Zakharova, Mariya Kryzhova, Elizavieta Kuleshova, Natalya Lagutova, Yana Liventsieva, Elizavieta Medvedova, Anastasiya Morozova, Olga Nikonorova, Elizavieta Osokina, Mariya Paramonova, Violetta Filonets
It's nice to get another airing of Sofya so soon. Surely on current form she is today the top ladies singles figure skater in the world right now (mutatis mutandis)?
Looking forward to tomorrow to her quadruple sheepskin coat!Figure skater Akatieva will continue to perform quadruple and triple axel in one program
SYZRAN / Samara region /, September 21. / TASS /. Figure skater Sofya Akatieva will continue to perform triple axel and quadruple toe loop in a free program. She told reporters about this.
On Monday, the 13-year-old athlete presented a short program at the first stage of the Russian Cup in the category of candidates for master of sports in Syzran. She cleanly performed a triple axel in a cascade with a triple toe loop. In the free program, Akatieva declares a triple axel and a quadruple sheepskin coat for execution.
"Yes, of course, I will continue to do them," Akatieva said, adding that in the derivative program in Syzran, she will also try to perform both elements. "They just changed the sequence of these jumps a little. But in general I will continue."
Akatieva also said that the coronavirus pandemic has affected the quality of her jumping elements. “At the training camp, at first I didn’t get the axel,” she said. “Then we arrived at the Khrustalny skating rink, and I gradually began to make some attempts.”
The skater said that in the short program in Syzran she felt calmer than during the victorious Moscow championship. “I am very glad that I managed to skate well, it was very nice to hear how I was applauded after the elements. And in general I liked the atmosphere at the competition, here I was more confident than at the last start. Still, this is the second tournament in the season, so I was quieter. "
Akatieva admitted that she would be pleased to be ahead of the two-time champion of Russia and coach Eteri Tutberidze's group partner Anna Shcherbakova in points scored, who won at the stage in Syzran in the category of masters of sports (Akatieva performs in the category of candidates for master of sports). In the short program, Akatieva's result was 81.14 points, Shcherbakova in the same segment scored 82.13.
“I need to work much more on the plastic, - said Akatieva. - Anya has much better plastic, the body works. That is, there is still a lot to do, but I, of course, want to compete, and it would be nice for me to get ahead of Anya in points.”
The figure skaters in the candidate master of sports category will present their free program on Tuesday.