Shabotova, Brejeva lead the way in junior ladies’ event at Budapest Trophy

Marija Brejeva from Lithuania, second overall at the Budapest Trophy

Moscow-born Ukrainian figure skater Anastasiia Shabotova won the junior ladies’ event at the Budapest Trophy. The 14-year-old had a three-point lead after the short program and extended it with a solid performance in the free skate.

The former Russian representative opened her free skate with a triple axel. A few under-rotations and a singled loop cost her points but being the only skater in the event to earn fifty points for technical elements, Shabotova received a total competition score of 153.87 points and ran away with the gold medal.

Marija Brejeva of Lithuania was second after the short program, three points behind first place and three points ahead of third place. The 14-year-old from Klaipeda began her free skate with a triple flip-triple loop combination. Great spins and a good performance technique-wise, despite slight under-rotations, earned her a total score of 137.29 points and a silver medal.

Estonia’s Amalia Zelenjak opened her free skate program with a shaky triple Lutz. She fell twice but – third after the short program – received a final score of 126.59 points and managed to stay on the podium.

Skating to Sia’s Angel by the Wings, Lithuanian Jogaile Aglinskyte opened her free skate with a successful triple toe loop-double toe loop combination. Two falls gave her a two-point deduction but a total program component score in the forties earned her a total result of 123.21 points. Enough to improve all the way to fourth position, having been eighth after the short program.

Full results:

  1. Anastasiia SHABOTOVA (UKR) – 153.87
  2. Marija BREJEVA (LTU) – 137.29
  3. Amalia ZELENJAK (EST) – 126.59
  4. Jogaile AGLINSKYTE (LTU) – 123.21
  5. Cintia SZABÓ (HUN) – 121.44
  6. Lili KRIZSANOVSZKI (HUN) – 119.35
  7. Bernadett SZIGETI (HUN) – 117.59
  8. Dária ZSIRNOV (HUN) – 113.40
  9. Fatma Yade KARLIKLI (TUR) – 99.73
  10. Ceren KARAS (TUR) – 89.41
  11. Elizabeth GOLDING (IRL) – 85.21
  12. Sophia TKACHEVA (IRL) – 76.21

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