Russia’s Shcherbakova survives slip to take Grand Prix gold

Russian world champion Anna Shcherbakova survived a slip on a quadruple spin to land a sequence of different combos and win the ladies’s determine skating on the Grenoble Grand Prix on Saturday.


The 17-year-old, who’s favorite to take the gold on the Winter Video games in February, took high spot in Friday’s brief programme however slipped and fell off the takeoff of her opening Lutz of Saturday’s free skate.

Shcherbakova recovered with a quadruple flip to put up a complete 229.69 factors.


“The error threw me off and I used to be very upset, however I did all my parts afterwards, which was crucial,” she advised the ISU.

Fellow Russian Alena Kostornaia was second, 7.84 factors behind, whereas Japan’s Wakaba Higuchi climbed from sixth to take the bronze.

Earlier, within the ice dancing Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron additionally fluffed a transfer however held their in a single day result in clinch gold.

The French winners suffered a uncommon second of horror throughout an advanced motion however someway managed to proper themselves popping out of the transfer.

Later Saturday, the lads’s and pairs free determine skating programmes can even be determined.

Winner within the Turin occasion earlier in November, Japan’s Yuma Kagiyama was dominant within the males’s brief programme Friday.

The pairs determine skating was a lot nearer after the technical programme with headline entries Aleksandra Boikova and Dmitrii Kozlovskii simply forward of one other Russian pair, Iuliia Artemeva and Mikhail Nazarychev.

The Grenoble competitors follows occasions in Las Vegas, Vancouver, Turin and Tokyo.

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