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Evgenia Medvedeva defended European title

The series of victories of Russian figure skater on big World and European competitions continues. Seventeen years old Evgenia Medvedeva defended European title and confirmed the position of queen of World figure skating. Moreover, her final score in new world record.

She run her free skate precisely and with big confidence. “I did not beat the record in my short program, so I definitely wanted to do it in the free program. I was in a good mood today, everything felt fantastic – ice, audience, skating. I just realized how much I like this competition, and wanted to enjoy to the fullest. Four triple jumps in a combination is my limit, I have to work more – there is room for improvements,” Evgenia Medvedeva commented her gold performance.

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Evgenia Medvedeva

Whilst there were no doubts about gold medal, the fight for the second place was dramatic till the end. Carolina Kostner from Italy showed amazing performance and she enjoyed her come back to big competitions. She did second best free skate and she finally lost silver medal with less than one point difference. Another Russian Anna Pogorilaya made minor mistake, but she finally finished second. “I am very happy indeed. I felt really good. The first Lutz was not perfect but I kind of corrected it by moving the planned triple-triple- combination to the second half of the program,” she was happy after the race.

Experienced Italian was not disappointed with bronze medal at all. She was happy to be the part of the dramatic battle for medals. “It was a tough fight and I’m glad that the ladies can put on such a good fight. There was some amazing skating tonight and I feel honored to be part of this. I didn’t make any major mistakes, but there is always something you could do better. Evgenia Medveděva is a great skater. I admire her working attitude and her ability to stay focused.”

Find complete results of women free skate HERE

Foto: Pavel Lebeda (sport-pics.cz) a Adolf Horsinka