Two-time World Junior champion and 2021 World silver medalist Alexandra Trusova began her free skate routine with a successful quad Lutz – the toughest of the quad jumps – and won gold at the first stage of this season’s International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix series, the 2021 Skate America.
Skating to music from the film Cruella, Trusova did not attempt more than one quad because of a minor injury. The 17-year-old Russian figure skater later landed a triple loop, a double axel-triple toe loop combination, a double axel, a triple Lutz-triple toe loop combination, a triple flip-Euler-triple Salchow combination, and a triple Lutz. The leader after the short program, Trusova received a score of 154.68 points for her performance and earned a total competition score of 232.37 points.
2020 World Junior silver medalist Daria Usacheva made her international senior competition debut in Las Vegas and claimed the silver medal. Team-mate of Trusova on Eteri Tutberidze’s Khrustalny, Usacheva started her free skate routine with a double axel and then landed a triple Lutz-double toe loop combination, a triple loop, and a double axel. The 15-year-old Russian also completed a triple Lutz-Euler-triple Salchow combination, a triple flip, and a triple flip-double toe loop combination. She received the fourth-best free skate score of 140.60 points and earned a total competition score of 217.31 points.
Fifth after the short program, South Korea’s Young You began her free skate program with a successful triple axel and a triple Lutz-triple toe loop combination, and rose to take the bronze medal. The 17-year-old 2020 Youth Winter Olympic gold medalist also landed a triple loop, a double axel, a triple Lutz-Euler-triple Salchow combination, a double axel-triple toe loop combination, and a triple flip. You earned the second highest free skate score of 146.24 points and a total competition score of 216.97 points.
- Alexandra TRUSOVA (RUS) – 232.37
- Daria USACHEVA (RUS) – 217.31
- Young YOU (KOR) – 216.97
- Kaori SAKAMOTO (JPN) – 215.93
- Kseniia SINITSYNA (RUS) – 205.76
- Amber GLENN (USA) – 201.02
- Satoko MIYAHARA (JPN) – 200.51
- Yelim KIM (KOR) – 199.34
- Ekaterina KURAKOVA (POL) – 188.60
- Starr ANDREWS (USA) – 177.63
- Yuhana YOKOI (JPN) – 174.07
- Audrey SHIN (USA) – 160.78
Ice Dance; Final Results
- Madison HUBBELL / Zachary DONOHUE (USA) – 209.54
- Madison CHOCK / Evan BATES (USA) – 208.23
- Laurence FOURNIER BEAUDRY / Nikolaj SORENSEN (CAN) – 190.13
- Olivia SMART / Adrian DIAZ (ESP) – 189.69
- Annabelle MOROZOV / Andrei BAGIN (RUS) – 175.32
- Misato KOMATSUBARA / Tim KOLETO (JPN) – 164.32
- Carolane SOUCISSE / Shane FIRUS (CAN) – 162.02
- Natalia KALISZEK / Maksym SPODYRIEV (POL) – 160.32
- Molly CESANEK / Yehor YEHOROV (USA) – 156.97