23-25 November in Grenoble held a Grand Prix of France in figure skating. It will determine the final composition of participants of the Grand Prix final, which will take place in Japan.
Russian figure skater Alexander Samarin completed the first day of competition in second place. For the short program the judges gave him 90.86 points. Another skater from Russia Dmitry Aliyev in the short program scored 75,15 points and took an intermediate ninth place. After a tough competition in any program Aliyev has risen in the standings to fourth place, and Samarin won bronze. Gold and silver medals from Grenoble will take athletes from the United States — Nathan Chan and Jason brown.
The French Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron with the world record won the competition in the rhythm-dance: for any program they received a record 132,65 points. Couple from Russia — Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov took the second step of the podium. Bronze winners were Canadians Piper, Gills and Paul Purje.
One of the main questions the answer to which will get figure skating fans after the races in Grenoble — will participate in the final Grand Prix Vice-champion of the Olympic games and double world champion from Russia Evgenia Medvedeva? Its main rivals in the fight for the finals was called the Russian Stanislav Konstantinov and skaters from Japan — Miharu Mai and Riku Chihiro. At the end of Medvedev was the best among Russians — it showed the third result. On the first two positions were Mihara and Kihira. From the first Medvedev before the long program separates the 0.4 points. The final competition will be held on November 24, warm-up will begin at 21 hours local time.
At the same time, the winner will be chosen and among couples. After the short program lead the Russians Aleksandra Boikova and Dmitry Kozlovsky. In second place, But OK REM and Chu Shik Kim of Korea, and the main favourites of competitions — the French Vanessa James and Morgan the Sipr — while there are third. They give the leading couple more than three points.