Jan 13 (Reuters) – Russia’s Kamila Valieva broke her personal international document with a just about flawless quick programme on the Eu championships in Estonia on Thursday, reinforcing her standing as a gold-medal favorite for subsequent month’s Beijing Olympics.
The 15-year-old, who additionally holds the arena data within the unfastened skate and mixed general, scored 90.45 — greater than 3 issues upper than the document she set on the Rostelecom Cup in November.
Valieva cleanly landed a triple Axel to open her programme earlier than executing a triple turn and a triple Lutz-triple toe loop mixture.
Valieva completed greater than 14 issues forward of Loena Hendrickx of Belgium, who sits in 2nd with 76.25. Russia’s Alexander Trusova used to be 3rd with 75.13 issues.
Valieva and 23 different best Eu determine skaters will compete within the unfastened skate on Saturday.
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Reporting through Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber, enhancing through Ed Osmond
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