Elizaveta Tuktamysheva wins first stage of Cup of Russia series

Elizaveta Tuktamysheva at the 2021-2022 season test skates of the Russian Figure Skating Federation. (Photo by Sergei Bobylev/TASS via Getty Images)

At the first stage of this season’s Cup of Russia series, in Syzran, former World champion and this year’s World silver medalist Elizaveta Tuktamysheva started her campaign to make the 2022 Winter Olympics by winning gold at her first competition of the new season.

Following the withdrawal of Alexandra Trusova after the short program, Tuktamysheva simply needed a clean skate to secure a victory. The 24-year-old from St. Petersburg began her free skate performance with a successful triple axel-double toe loop combination but then double-footed her landing on the following triple axel attempt. After a doubled Lutz, Tuktamysheva completed the remaining jumps – a triple flip, a double axel-Euler-triple Salchow combination, a triple Lutz-double axel combination, and a triple loop. Tuktamysheva received a competition-best 149.41 points for the free skate and earned a total competition score of 220.07 points.

Veronika Yametova maintained her position behind Tuktamysheva and celebrated the silver medal. She began her free skate routine with a double axel, and despite an under-rotation and a fall on the Salchow in her triple Lutz-Euler-triple Salchow combination as well as an under-rotation on the toe loop in her double axel-triple toe loop combination, the young figure skater received the second-best free skate score of 123.76 points and earned a total competition score of 189.25 points.

Fifth after the short program, Stanislava Molchanova presented the third-best free skate program on Friday and moved up in the overall standings to take the bronze medal. Having made her domestic senior level debut last season, Molchanova showed improvements in both performances already – she began her free skate with a triple flip and then landed a triple Lutz-Euler-triple Salchow combination. Even with two quarter-under-rotations and a doubled Lutz, the figure skater from Sochi received the third ranked score of 118.46 points and earned a total competition result of 178.22 points.

Final results

  1. Elizaveta TUKTAMYSHEVA – 220.07
  2. Veronika YAMETOVA – 189.25
  3. Stanislava MOLCHANOVA – 178.22
  4. Polina SVIRIDENKO – 176.77
  5. Anastasia MOROZOVA – 165.52
  6. Maria KRYZHOVA – 162.41
  7. Renata GUBASHEVA – 147.99
  8. Arina ONISHCHENKO – 144.41
  9. Maria PULINA – 143.98
  10. Anastasia VORONINA – 138.25
  11. Olga NIKONOROVA – 132.74
  12. Ksenia ZEVAKHINA – 132.49
  13. Elizaveta SHOROKHOVA – 124.02
  14. Polina TUMANOVA – 120.21
  15. Anastasia RYABOKON – 115.33
    WD – Alexandra TRUSOVA – 1st after short program (74.53)

Judges’ Scores


Men, final results

  1. Alexander SAMARIN – 276.51
  2. Alexey EROKHOV – 264.53
  3. Roman SAVOSIN – 247.39
  4. Peter GUMENNIK – 227.08
  5. Georgy SHESTERNEV – 219.56
  6. Artyom LEZHEEV – 209.05
  7. Andrey LAZUKIN – 209.01
  8. Fedor SUDAKOV – 192.78
  9. Ivan SOBOLEV – 185.44
  10. Georgy MARKOV – 181.98
  11. Mikhail POLYANSKY – 180.65

Judges’ Scores


Pairs, after short program

  1. Evgenia TARASOVA / Vladimir MOROZOV – 79.66
  2. Yulia ARTEMIEVA / Mikhail NAZARYCHEV – 70.28
  3. Karina AKOPOVA / Nikita RAKHMANIN – 69.50
  4. Alina SOLOVYOVA / Elisey IVANOV – 66.51
  5. Daria BOYARINTSEVA / Maxim SHAGALOV – 64.03

Judges’ Scores


Junior pairs, after short program

  1. Ekaterina GEINISH / Ilya MIRONOV – 65.05
  2. Varvara CHEREMNYKH / Daniil BUTENKO – 59.39
  3. Ksenia AKHANTIEVA / Valeriy KOLESOV – 58.52
  4. Maya SHEGAY / Igor SHAMSHUROV – 57.40
  5. Evgeniya TUMANOVA / Georgy KUNITSA – 57.04
  6. Diana MUKHAMETZYANOVA / Vladislav ANTONYSHEV – 56.25
  7. Sofia SADOVSKAYA / Daniil Venidiktov – 46.97
  8. Maria ALKHOVA / Alexander REBRIK – 45.35
  9. Natalia KUDRYAVTSEVA / Pavel ASTAKHOV – 42.52

Judges’ Scores

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