Gracie Gold – Gold name with a gold medal
Still more recently practically nobody knew about this American girl. But I think after her victory at the Junior Grand Prix stage in Tallinn many will remember this young talent. From now Gracie Gold has not only gold name but she also has the first gold medal with first really gold performances. Her success is even more impressive when you consider that this was her first event in the life of this kind.
Her skating is really impressive. Both of the programs she has performed not only at the high technical level, with such complex even in the adult skating combinations as triple Lutz – triple toe and double axel – triple toe, but also in a very good artistic level. Yes, she was a little worried. But it is normal for a girl who came for the first time to such competitions and what is more found herself in a leadership role.
Unfortunately we won’t see Gracie in the JGP Final as she could take part only in one stage of these series. Nevertheless, it would be desirable very much, that such talents continued the improvement. I am assured that this success will inspire Gracie Gold to new victories.
Author: Vladislav Luchianov
Junior Grand Prix 2011, Tallinn – Gracie Gold, Free Skate program
Junior Grand Prix, Tallinn – All Medalists
1. Gracie Gold (USA) 172.69
2. Risa Shoji (JPN) 157.83
3. Samantha Cesario (USA) 145.96
1. Joshua Farris (USA) 207.67
2. Maxim Kovtun (RUS) 186.87
3. Shoma Uno (JPN) 175.15
1. Katherine Bobak / Ian Beharry (CAN) 147.72
2. Britney Simpson / Matthew Blackmer (USA) 141.28
3. Jessica Calalang / Zack Sidhu (USA) 139.32
1. Anna Yanovskaia / Sergei Mozgov (RUS) 142.72
2. Irina Shtork / Taavi Rand (EST) 126.51
3. Evgenia Kosigina / Nikolai Moroshkin (RUS) 123.51