Articles by Eleonora D'Eredità, Event Coverage

Rostelecom Cup: KOSTNER WILL MISSES THE FINAL WITH A SILVER MEDAL, LIPNITSKAYA GOLD, NAGASU IN THIRD PLACE

During the ladies free program at the Rostelecom Cup Julia Lipnitskaya of Russia surprised the audience with the very first faulty program of her senior carrier. The 15-year old fell on the triple lutz and missed the double axel – triple toeloop combination, but improved her program components score by three and a half points earning a total score of 190.80. “That was one of my worst performances ever. I will have to change something in my preparation and try not to repeat something like this. “ – she promised. Carolina Kostner of Italy, instead, performed a good program but missed the gold medal by 0.68 points, therefore missing the gran prix final qualification as well; her total score was of 190.12. Carolina performed a good triple lutz and a triple flip-double toeloop combination, but she did not completed the planned jumps combinations in the second half of the program. The Italian champion has a very positive attitude: “I am very pleased with how I skated. I had a few mistakes, that is how it goes building up to an important event. I am happy to see that I’m moving forward”. Mirai Nagasu proved to be still a very competitive skater, earning a total score of 175.37 and performing five triple jumps and two double axels. “’I was told by a couple of people in the NHK I have to figure what to do with my career and I need to make a commitment’ – Nagasu explained.

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