Sakhanovich to learn quad Salchow

Serafima Sakhanovich

A two-time world junior silver medalist Serafima Sakhanovich of Russia will learn quad Salchow jump for the new season, Alina Pisarenko, a new coach of Sakhanovich, told R-Sport news agency.

This Wednesday it became known that Sahanovich left Moscow and her already former coach Eteri Tutberidze, with whom she worked during this season and returned to St. Petersburg to join a group of her first coach.

“We tried the quad Salchow even before Serafima went to Eteri (Tutberidze),” said Pisarenko. “Now we are back to it and I can say that there is a progress. We don’t have a very good Axel, so I think it will be impossible to make it triple, but it’s very realistic to master the quad Salchow,” the coach continued.

The coach also said that among the immediate objectives of Sakhanovich is improving her triple Lutz, which sometimes she performs with a wrong edge.

Sakhanovich’s first assignment of the 2014/15 Junior Grand Prix season was in Ljubljana, Slovenia. In the short program, she became the first female skater competing on the junior level to ever surpass the 40-point mark for TES. She won the gold medal with a total score of 191.96 points, a personal best score.

She won another gold medal at the ISU JGP in Japan qualifying her for the 2014/15 ISU JGP Final in Barcelona, Spain, where she earned the silver medal. Two weeks later, at the 2015 Russian nationals, Sakhanovich finished fifth. In early March in Tallinn she won the silver medal at the 2015 world junior championships for the second time in her career.

Photo: Vkontakte, official fan page of Sakhanovich

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