Elizaveta Tuktamysheva leads at Finlandia Trophy after short program

Elizaveta Tuktamysheva (Photo from Instagram account @figure_skatiing)

At the International Skating Union (ISU) Challenger Series competition in Finland – the 2021 Finlandia Trophy, Russian figure skater Elizaveta Tuktamysheva received a new personal best short program score of 81.53 points and took the lead of the women’s event.

The 2015 World champion and 2021 World silver medalist began her performance with a successful triple axel attempt. Tuktamysheva also completed a triple Lutz-triple toe loop combination and a triple flip. Her score beat her previous short program result of 80.35 points which she achieved at the 2021 World Team Trophy, in Japan.

2020 European champion Alena Kostornaia completed a double axel to begin her short program performance, and later landed a triple Lutz and a triple flip-triple toe loop combination. The 18-year-old Russian led all competitors in the total program component ranking with a score of 35.73 points. Kostornaia received a score of 78.61 points and is currently in second position.

2020 World Junior champion Kamila Valieva made her international senior level debut in Finland and is currently in the bronze medal position after her short program presentation. Her opening triple axel attempt was downgraded, as she fell, but her subsequent triple flip and triple Lutz-triple toe loop combination were completed successfully. She received a score of 74.93 points.

Results after short program

  1. Elizaveta TUKTAMYSHEVA (RUS) – 81.53
  2. Alena KOSTORNAIA (RUS) – 78.61
  3. Kamila VALIEVA (RUS) – 74.93
  4. Anastasiia GUBANOVA (GEO) – 69.50
  5. Loena HENDRICKX (BEL) – 68.82
  6. Karen CHEN (USA) – 67.50
  7. Jenni SAARINEN (FIN) – 67.05
  8. Eva-Lotta KIIBUS (EST) – 64.53
  9. Viktoriia SAFONOVA (BLR) – 64.26
  10. Amber GLENN (USA) – 60.76
  11. Nicole SCHOTT (GER) – 60.25
  12. Madeline SCHIZAS (CAN) – 59.29
  13. Kailani CRAINE (AUS) – 58.02
  14. Natasha McKAY (GBR) – 57.26
  15. Lindsay van ZUNDERT (NED) – 57.04
  16. Laura KARHUNEN (FIN) – 56.82
  17. Josefin TALJEGARD (SWE) – 56.36
  18. Sofia Lexi Jacqueline FRANK (PHI) – 53.30
  19. Karly ROBERTSON (GBR) – 51.83
  20. Livia KAISER (SUI) – 49.52
  21. Oona OUNASVUORI (FIN) – 49.13
  22. Victoria ALCANTARA (AUS) – 48.01
  23. Aldis Kara BERGSDOTTIR (ISL) – 45.45
  24. Linnea CEDER (FIN) – 44.72
  25. Nataly LANGERBAUR (EST) – 43.13
  26. Yae-Mia NEIRA (CHI) – 42.80
  27. Kristina GRIGOROVA (BUL) – 40.83

Judges’ Scores


Anastasiia Gubanova:

Loena Hendrickx:

Karen Chen:

Jenni Saarinen:

Eva-Lotta Kiibus:

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