I would like to congratulate Sofya on her beautiful skate today, winning gold and a ticket to JGPF. It was a close call and a battle of nerves but she persevered. Well done, girl, and we wish you all the best to come!
Congratulations on making it to the final and good luck with the quad sal. Sofia will be hard to beat once she gets it by anyone who is not Akatieva or Zhilina, and will have a bright future in seniors too.
According to an interview Sonya gave after winning Linz, her plans now are to do minor competitions to try out her quad sal. In the JGP they had wisely decided not to go there and emphasise clean skating. I know Zinina is planning Stage 4 of the Russian Cup (unlike Sonya she actually needs Russian Cup events to make Nationals and not just for practice). It would probably be unwise for Sonya to do the same competitions as Nastya. I wonder where Sonya will turn up next, looking forward to seeing her.