Alina Zagitova and her coach Daniel Gleyhengauz commented on Alina’s senior debut at Lombardia Trophy.
I still don’t realize that I’m already at the senior level, I competed at these competitions as usual start, the same as last season. I don’t feel any pressure about this yet. I have done just a little yet, I want to strive to show myself at more serious competitions, and this victory should not be overestimated.
I could skate the short program better, I still have much to do. It’s necessary to improve programs with each competition. – Alina said
The scores are good, but judgment was quite loyal, so let’s see how things will be at the next competitions. Of course performance in the short program can’t satisfy us, because we wanted to skate clean, but the free program was excellent. The second lutz was a bit shaky, but the rest of the jumps were very well executed. It also noticeable that our efforts in work on skating skills were not in vain.
This stupid fall on double axel … People almost beg us to change entry for this jump, but she makes it 98 out of 100 attempts. For me, it was very unexpected when she made a mistake here in Italy. In general, this is just an accident. Perhaps, nerves played their part, because it is her first competition, Alina braced herself for the first two jumps and a little bit lacked concentration for the third jump. – Daniel Gleyhengauz said.
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