Elizaveta Tuktamisheva will compete for the senior Grand Prix Final

Alexei Mishin, the coach of the 2011 World Junior Silver medalist Elizaveta Tuktamisheva, said that his student will compete for the 2011/2012 senior Grand Prix Final.

“We will do everything possible that organizers provided to her an opportunity to participate in two Grand Prix events at the upcoming season. Also, we will strive to ensure that she qualified for the Grand Prix Final and will hope for her successful performances.” said Mishin to RIA Novosti.

Last season Elizaveta won her Junior Grand Prix events in Germany and Romania and qualified for the Junior Grand Prix Final. At the Final, she placed second in both programs to win silver behind Adelina Sotnikova. At the 2011 Russian Championships, she placed 7th in the short program and 3rd in the long, to win the bronze medal. She won the Russian Junior Championships by placing first in both programs.

At the 2011 Junior Worlds, she won the silver medal behind teammate Adelina Sotnikova.

“The same I can say about Artur Gachinski. He is preparing for the new season, in the first part of which he will participate at two Grand Prix events. One of them will be in Moscow. About the second – we don’t know yet.” the Russian coach added.

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