Lipnitskaia leads at the Russian junior championships
Julia Lipnitskaia took a strong lead after the perfectly skated short program at the 2012 Russian Junior Nationals.
Julia executed very clean all planned elements – Axel with two and a half turn, triple toe – triple toe combination and a triple Lutz. Her spins were as usual very beautiful, strong and executed for the highest level of difficulty. It’s worthy to note that Julia’s artistic interpretation grows as well as her amazing technique. For the short program she received 65.28 points.
Polina Shelepen, the main rival of Lipnitskaia and her team-mate, finished second with 61.93 points, while Polina Agafonova was third with 60.59 points.
Julia Lipnitskaia – Russian Junior Championships 2012, SP