Alexandra Trusova leads at the 2021 Skate America after short program

Alexandra Trusova at the 2021 Skate America in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/International Skating Union via Getty Images)

At the first stage of the International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix series event – the 2021 Skate America, Russian women unsurprisingly took the first three positions in the short program. 2021 World bronze medalist Alexandra Trusova was the top performer.

Skating to music from the film Frida, Trusova began her routine with a double axel and later completed a triple flip and a triple Lutz-triple toe loop combination. The 17-year-old figure skater received a score of 77.69 points for her presentation.

Another Russian representative from Eteri Tutberidze’s team, 15-year-old Daria Usacheva, also completed all of her jumps successfully. She landed a double axel, a triple Lutz, and a triple flip-triple toe loop combination. The 2020 World Junior silver medalist earned a score of 76.71 points for her short program performance.

Silver medalist at the 2020 Youth Winter Olympics, as well as gold medalist in the competition’s team event, Ksenia Sinitsyna of Russia also posted a short program score over seventy points. The 17-year-old completed a double axel, a triple flip, and a triple Lutz-triple toe loop combination. Sinitsyna received a score of 71.51 points.

Results after short program:

  1. Alexandra TRUSOVA (RUS) – 77.69
  2. Daria USACHEVA (RUS) – 76.71
  3. Kseniia SINITSYNA (RUS) – 71.51
  4. Kaori SAKAMOTO (JPN) – 71.16
  5. Young YOU (KOR) – 70.73
  6. Yelim KIM (KOR) – 70.56
  7. Amber GLENN (USA) – 67.57
  8. Satoko MIYAHARA (JPN) – 66.36
  9. Audrey SHIN (USA) – 62.82
  10. Starr ANDREWS (USA) – 61.94
  11. Ekaterina KURAKOVA (POL) – 61.36
  12. Yuhana YOKOI (JPN) – 54.77

Judges’ Scores

Ice dance; results after rhythm dance:

  1. Madison HUBBELL / Zachary DONOHUE (USA) – 83.58
  2. Madison CHOCK / Evan BATES (USA) – 82.55
  3. Laurence FOURNIER BEAUDRY / Nikolaj SORENSEN (CAN) – 75.33
  4. Olivia SMART / Adrian DIAZ (ESP) – 74.06
  5. Annabelle MOROZOV / Andrei BAGIN (RUS) – 68.79
  6. Natalia KALISZEK / Maksym SPODYRIEV (POL) – 65.30
  7. Misato KOMATSUBARA / Tim KOLETO (JPN) – 63.56
  8. Carolane SOUCISSE / Shane FIRUS (CAN) – 63.08
  9. Molly CESANEK / Yehor YEHOROV (USA) – 61.07

Judges’ Scores

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