ice skating world logo“The fourth Grand Prix series in the city of Hiroshima promised to become the hottest since the beginning of the season. Two winners of previous stages at once were going to compete in the tournament. The Japanese were more interested in their compatriot Satoko Miyahara who confidently won the Grand Prix in the USA, while the Russian audience waited for Yelizaveta Tuktamysheva’s performance who conquered Skate Canada.

There was nobody particular to point out among other rivals, except for 15-year-old Rika Kihira. She’s already been called ”the next Zagitova” in small circles because she’s trying to come out of Miyahara’s shadow like Alina (in the rivalry with Medvedeva last season).

The expectations … “
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”New Zagitova” almost breaks Alina’s record

After the draw, Tuktamysheva had a chance to perform penultimate. Some think such a position is much better from a perspective of psychology, but any detail in figure skating can turn an advantageous position into a bad one and put an athlete off the stride. Such force majeure happened to Korean Eunsoo Lim. During the last warm-up with Tuktamysheva, the figure skater crashed into the other almost a minute to her performance. As a result, the Korean failed her programme having made several mistakes due to her nervousness.
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