Radionova aims to compete in Grand Prix Final

Elena Radionova at 2013 Skate America

Reigning World junior champion Elena Radionova of Russia is not completely satisfied with her performances at 2013 Skate America despite taking the bronze in Detroit last weekend. 

By the sum of two programs the Russian skater scored 183.95 points and lost only to much more experienced two-time World champion Mao Asada of Japan and to the reigning US national champion Ashley Wagner.

“I’m not very happy with my performance. There were errors; now I don’t know the reason for them,” 14-year-old told the official website of Russian skating federation.

“I’m still not fully comprehended, because I’m still overwhelmed with emotions. But I set up myself that these competitions are usual and not something special, though the event was actually very important.“ Radionova continued.

“I am pleased that my debut was successful and I am happy about it. Now I’ll continue the work on improvements, because there is no limit to perfection. I will skate better and better. However, I still have a lot of work on my jumps and step sequences.” the skater added.

Getting into the Grand Prix Final is one of the goals for this GP Series for the young Russian athlete. Her next Grand Prix event is 2013 NHK Trophy, which will be held in Tokyo, Japan from November 8-10, 2013.

Photo: Rebecca Cook

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