Daria Usacheva returns to Russia

Daria Usacheva at the 2021Skate America at Orleans Arena on October 24, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/International Skating Union via Getty Images)

Since suffering an injury this past Friday in Japan, Russian figure skater Daria Usacheva finally returned to Russia on Monday. The 15-year-old figure skater arrived at the Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow with the other Russian athletes and was accompanied by the national team doctor Filipp Shvetskiy. Unfortunately, Usacheva was in a wheelchair.

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The Russian figure skaters traveled from Tokyo (Japan) with a layover in Helsinki (Finland) before arriving in Moscow (Russia).


As a reminder, at the NHK Trophy competition, during the six-minute warm-up of the short program, Usacheva fell on a flip attempt and had to be carried away from the rink. The 15-year-old was forced to withdraw from the event due to an injury – according to the official website of the Figure Skating Federation of Russia, as of now, it is believed that she suffered a ligament tear of one of the internal muscles of the right leg in the growth zone of the femur.


Usacheva had a successful juniors career – winning two silver medals in the International Skating Union (ISU) Junior Grand Prix series, a bronze medal at the 2019-2020 ISU Junior Grand Prix Final, and a silver medal at the 2020 World Junior Championships. Last season, she was fourth at the Russian National Championships – only behind Anna Shcherbakova, Kamila Valieva, and Alexandra Trusova. This season, in her first international senior level competition, Usacheva won the silver medal at the 2021 Skate America.

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