Elizaveta Tuktamisheva: “My goal is to be among Grand Prix medalists”
Elizaveta Tuktamisheva is the 2011 World Junior silver medalist, 2010 Junior Grand Prix Final silver medalist, three-time senior Russian Nationals medalist and 2011 Russian Junior champion. She was called a figure skating prodigy by Russian media, because at the age of 12 she performed difficult jumps, such as the triple axel.
In the 2010/2011 season she 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.
According to ISU age rules, Tuktamisheva is barred from the senior World or European Championships until 2013 but may debut on the senior Grand Prix circuit during the 2011/2012 season. She decided to take up this option and was assigned to 2011 Skate Canada and 2011 Trophée Eric Bompard.
Read my interview with Elizaveta Tuktamisheva on Icenetwork.com
Author: Vladislav Luchianov