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Three Russian figure skaters to participate in the 2022 Olympics

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Beautiful Animal Lovers and Sports Enthusiasts – Portrait of three figure skating champions and future participants of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.

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Kamila valieva

Kamila Valieva; 15; is from Kazan; the capital of the Russian Republic of Tatarstan. She started figure skating at the age of 3.5; but it was not her only hobby; at the same time she did ballet and gymnastics. When he was five years old; his mother suggested that he choose a sport and Kamila Valieva decided to go skating. And he made the right decision.

At the age of 12; her parents took her to the Sambo-70 sports school in Moscow; where she was noticed by Eteri Tutberidze; the coach of the 2018 Olympic champion Alina zagitova and the world champion Evgenia Medvedeva; who has her in her team.

One year later; in the 2019/20 season; Kamila won the Grand Prix final and became a junior world champion. She also became the second figure skater in history to perform a quadruple loop injournaltimepetitions under the auspices of the International Skating Union (ISU) and set a world record for points among members of the Union.

On December 26; 2021; Kamila became the Russian adult individual figure skating champion and the first female participant selected for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.

In her spare time; the girl enjoys drawing and takes care of her dog Lev.

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Alexandra trusova

Alexandra She is 17 years old and the media calls her “the fairy of the jumps”. And for good reason: She is the first figure skater in history to have performed four lutzs; stitched loops and cartwheels injournaltimepetitions under the aegis of the ISU (these jumps were previously only successful by men; editor’s note); and in 2018 and In 2019 she became a Junior World Champion.

The athlete was born in Ryazan; has two little brothers and her father is a master of martial arts. From the age of four; Alexandra became interested in skating; right after her parents gave her skates. For five years he studied in Ryazan; then went to Moscow to train under Eteri Tutberidze.

Since then; Trusova has been listed in the Guinness Book of Records three times for performing quad jumps.

In October 2021; the athlete suffered a leg injury; but still won first place on the stage of the 2021 Skate America Grand Prix; this time in the adult category.

In her spare time; Alexandra studies English and takes care of her Chihuahua Tina. The rest of the time; she is dedicated to training and seems determined to win the Olympics.

-Since childhood; I have always wanted to do what no one else does. […] Risk is my hobby […] If everyone; after me; learns to quads; then I will do quintuplets “Alexandra Trusova said.

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Anna Shcherbakova

Parents ofAnna Shcherbakova; 17 years old; I have no connection with sports. His grandfather is a professor of physics; his parents graduated from Moscow University. When her older sister; Inna; started skating; Anna started with her.

“I really liked it; and I probably skated until I was seven just for fun; not thinking about anything.”Shcherbakova said.

In her firstjournaltimepetitions in 2012; the open championship of the president of the Moscow City Figure Skating Federation; Anna was ranked 22nd out of 29 possible places; and a year later – second. She then joined coach Eteri Tutberidze and quickly began to win top spots injournaltimepetitions and championships in the city.

In 2017; Anna broke her leg during training. It took him six months to recover; but in 2018 he won gold in the 2018 Russian Cup final among juniors.

A year later; Shcherbakova moved to the adult category; in which; among other things; she won gold at the 2021 World Figure Skating Championships in Stockholm.

In her spare time; Shcherbakova makes toys out of garters; He mastered this hobby while recovering from his broken leg. He loves reading books by the Strugatsky brothers; Soviet science fiction writers; and not long ago decided to take his first parachute jump.

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