Berliner Hase / Seegert screw up the European Championship freestyle - triumph for Russians

The Berlin pair skaters Minerva Hase / Nolan Seegert had a bad day in the freestyle of the European Figure Skating Championships. You slipped down to eighth place. Russia’s couples all won medals.

Tallinn – Germany’s best pair skaters Minerva Hase / Nolan Seegert messed up the dress rehearsal for the Olympic Winter Games in Beijing at the European Figure Skating Championships in Tallinn / Estonia.

The fifth in the European Championship of 2020 slipped to eighth place in the freestyle after major mistakes with 168.75 points. “Better the mistakes happened now. The big test is yet to come, ”said Olympic pair skating champion Aljona Savchenko as a commentator for Eurosport.

Annika Hocke / Robert Kunkel (Berlin) could not come close to their capabilities either. You came seventh in the European Championship and ended up in 13th place with 156.91 points. The EM debutants Letizia Roscher / Luis Schuster (Chemnitz) did not qualify for the final.

Triple success for Russia

Russia’s pairs moved in their own ice-skating world, above all the world champions Anastasia Mishina / Aleksander Gallimow, who outperformed their rivals from their own country with 239.82 points. Evgenia Tarasova / Wladimir Morosow (236.43) won EM silver, ahead of the defending champions Aleksandra Boikowa / Dimitri Koslowski (227.23). As at the EM 2020 in Graz, all three medals went to Russia.

The six-time German champion Nicole Schott could not have been really satisfied with eleventh place after the short program. In view of a flip combination with only a double toe loop, the 25-year-old from Essen received prints from the judges who voted for the EM-13. awarded a total of only 61.86 points from 2020. “It was a first step,” said Schott with a view to her second Olympic start after 2018 in Beijing.

The Russian shooting star Kamila Walijewa offered a perfect short cut. The only 15-year-old junior world champion set a world record for women with 90.45 points. So the exceptional athlete from Kazan can hardly be taken away from the title. Surprisingly, the Belgian Loena Hendrickx (76.25) pushed her way into the Russian phalanx. The World Cup third, Alexandra Trusowa (75.13) came third, ahead of world champion Anna Scherbakowa (69.05). dpa

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