Russian figure skaters have long prevailed in pairs, ice-dancing and single events at world championships and Olympics. At PyeongChang 2018, Olympic athletes from Russia won three medals in ladies’ single skating.
Prominent Russian figure skating specialist Alexei Mishin, who currently coaches Elizaveta Tuktamysheva, suggested that US athletes received “extra help” from the judges at the season-opening Skate America event in Las Vegas.
With the new figure skating season kicking off in the US this weekend, the world’s best are preparing to showcase their newly-created programs at the Grand Prix Series curtain-raiser in Las Vegas – Skate America.
Russian female skaters have set the bar high for their opponents after demonstrating their newly-created programs for the upcoming season, and they might be unbeatable given the level of difficulty they have mastered.