Veronika Zhilina lands three quads and wins Junior Grand Prix event in Slovakia

Veronika Zhilina at the ISU Junior Grand Prix event in Kosice, Slovakia. (Photo by Jurij Kodrun/International Skating Union via Getty Images)

Russian figure skater Veronika Zhilina culminated the International Skating Union (ISU) Junior Grand Prix series event in Slovakia by landing three quadruple jumps and winning the gold medal.

The 13-year-old was second after the short program and began her free skate with a double axel, followed by two quads – a Salchow and then a toe loop in a combination with a triple toe loop. Zhilina also landed a triple flip at the midway point of the performance. In the second half of the routine, Zhilina landed a triple Lutz, a quad toe loop-double toe loop combination, and a triple Lutz-Euler-triple Salchow combination. She received a score of 145.35 points for the presentation and earned a total competition score of 216.92 points, making it two-for-two for the Angels of Plushenko this week as Kirill Sarnovskiy won the junior men’s event the previous day.

Leader after the short program and teammate of Zhilina, 15-year-old Sofia Muravieva did not attempt a quad or even a triple axel. She began her free skate presentation with a double axel, a triple Salchow, a triple loop, a triple flip-double toe loop-double loop combination. Later, the Moscow-native completed a triple Lutz-triple toe loop combination, a triple flip, and a triple Lutz-double toe loop combination. Muravieva received a score of 135.73 points for her free skate and earned a total score of 208.25 points.

Third after the short program, Adelia Petrosian landed a quad toe loop to start her free skate performance but that wasn’t enough to move up in the strong competition. Eteri Tutberidze’s student landed a tripe Lutz, two double axels, a triple Lutz-Euler-triple Salchow combination, a triple flip-triple toe loop combination, and a triple flip-double toe loop combination as well. The 14-year-old from Moscow received a score of 131.91 points for her free skate performance and earned a total competition results of 201.21 points to keep the bronze medal position.

A fourth Russian, Maria Zakharova, made it a complete sweep of the top four positions by the Russian women. She attempted a quad toe loop to start her performance but fell but received a score of 121.29 points for her performance. The 13-year-old’s total competition score was 190.33 points.

Full results:

  1. Veronika ZHILINA (RUS) – 216.92
  2. Sofia MURAVIEVA (RUS) – 208.25
  3. Adeliia PETROSIAN (RUS) – 201.21
  4. Mariia ZAKHAROVA (RUS) – 190.33
  5. Chaeyeon KIM (KOR) – 188.46
  6. Ava Marie ZIEGLER (USA) – 176.29
  7. Mia KALIN (USA) – 156.23
  8. Kimmy REPOND (SUI) – 155.06
  9. Vivien PAPP (HUN) – 153.83
  10. Anastasiia SHABOTOVA (UKR) – 145.69
  11. Olivia LISKO (FIN) – 131.88
  12. Lorine SCHILD (FRA) – 131.85
  13. Julia van DIJK (NED) – 131.76
  14. Vanesa SELMEKOVA (SVK) – 129.07
  15. Justine MICLETTE (CAN) – 126.71
  16. Nargiz SUELEYMANOVA (GER) – 121.62
  17. Mia Caroline RISA GOMEZ (NOR) – 116.20
  18. Anna-Flora Colmor JEPSEN (DEN) – 115.30
  19. Ellen SLAVICKOVA (CZE) – 114.77
  20. Josefin BROVALL (SWE) – 104.79
  21. Alexandra Michaela FILCOVA (SVK) – 102.70
  22. Bagdana RAKHISHOVA (KAZ) – 102.58
  23. Ema DOBOSZOVA (SVK) – 99.80
  24. Laura SZCZESNA (POL) – 87.41
  25. Sophia TKACHEVA (IRL) – 81.07
  26. Danica DJORDJEVIC (SRB) – 77.37
  27. Elen GHAZARYAN (ARM) – 48.37

Judges’ Scores


Junior Ice Dance, Final Results

  1. Natalie D’ALESSANDRO / Bruce WADDELL (CAN) – 163.04
  2. Vasilisa KAGANOVSKAIA / Valeriy ANGELOPOL (RUS) – 160.72
  3. Sofya TYUTYUNINA / Alexander SHUSTITSKIY (RUS) – 155.98
  4. Katerina MRAZKOVA / Daniel MRAZEK (CZE) – 150.56
  5. Ekaterina RYBAKOVA / Ivan MAKHNONOSOV (RUS) – 148.98
  6. Margarita SVISTUNOVA / Dmitrii STUDENIKIN (RUS) – 147.10
  7. Angelina KUDRYAVTSEVA / Ilia KARANKEVICH (CYP) – 146.13
  8. Nicole CALDERARI / Marco CILLI (ITA) – 139.24
  9. Mariia PINCHUK / Mykyta POGORIELOV (UKR) – 128.79
  10. Karla Maria KARL / Kai HOFERICHTER (GER) – 121.37
  11. Chloe NGUYEN / Alec ROUECHE (CAN) – 117.02
  12. Lila-Maya SECLET MONCHOT / Martin CHARDAIN (FRA) – 115.19
  13. Yulia LEBEDEVA-BITADZE / Dmitri PARKHOMENKO (GEO) – 114.05
  14. Sophia BUSHELL / Alex LAPSKY (GBR) – 104.94
  15. Daniela IVANITSKIY / David GOLDSHTEYN (FIN) – 83.33

Judges’ Scores

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