Gachinski, Gosviani take gold at Triglav Trophy
Russia’s Artur Gachinski and Nikol Gosviani took the gold medals at the 2013 Triglav Trophy, which was held past weekend in Jesenice, Slovenia.
2011 World bronze medalist scored in total 210.15 points. In yesterday’s free skating event he performed a clean program, which was highlighted by a strong quad and two triple axels (one of them was executed in a cascade with a double toe).
The second place took Abzal Rakimgaliyev of Kazakhstan with a result of 182.20 points. The bronze medal went to Japanese Daisuke Murakami, who scored 177.43 points overall.
Another Russian skater, Nikol Gosviani, took the gold at the competitions among ladies. Her overall score is 156.72 points. Japan’s Miyabi Oba (150.65) and Gosviani’s teammate Polina Agafonova (145.04) finished second and third respectively.
“I am pleased with her result at the event. Frankly, it was a well done skating season for Nikol, although it was quite complicated. This tournament was 11th in a row for Gosviani, so it’s a kind of record by the number of events in one season.” Commented media Gosviani’s coach Alexei Urmanov.
Triglav Trophy is an annual international figure skating event held in the spring in Jesenice, Slovenia. The competition takes its name from the nearby mountain Triglav, the highest peak in Slovenia.