Russian figure skaters win six medals at Grand Prix tournament in Moscow

Russian figure-skaters won six medals at the Rostelecom Cup 2014 ISU Grand Prix figure-skating tournament in Moscow

Russian figure-skaters won six medals at the Rostelecom Cup 2014 ISU Grand Prix figure-skating tournament in Moscow

In pairs, Russian duets took the first three places. Ksenia Stolbova and Fyodor Klimov won the gold medal (211.97 points); Yevgeniya Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov were the silver medal winners (173.78 points); Kristina Astakhova and Alexei Rogonov (164.86 points).

In men’s skating, Russian figure-skater Sergei Voronov (combined score after short and free programmes -252 points) won the silver medal losing to Xavier Fernandez of Spain (265.01 points); Czech Mihal Brezina (241.23 points) was third. Russians Artur Gachinsky (201.26) and Moris Kvitelashvili (174.25) are the 8th and 12th, respectively.

Rika Hongo of Japan skated to the ladies gold medal /178.00 points/. Russian Anna Pogorilaya was second /173.43/ and Canadian Alaine Chartrand (172.00) was third. Russians Maria Stavitskaya /153.49/ and Maria Artemyeva (144.72) are 7th and 10th respectively.

In ice dance, Russian duet Elena Ilyinykh and Ruslan Zhiganshin /160.43 points/ won the silver medal. The winners are Americans Madison Chok and Evan Bates (174.28). The British duet Penny Coomes and Nicholas Buckland were third (158.02).

Viktoria Sinitsyna/ Nikita Katsalapov of Russia were fourth (147.55); Alexandra Stepanova and Ivan Bukin finished fifth (143.51).

First published by TASS 

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