Russian figure skater Andrei Mozalev won the short program at the European Championships, which started in Tallinn. Two more of our singles – Mark Kondratyuk and Evgeny Semenenko – are in the top three. All participants are the debutants of the continental championships.
Mozalev showed a clean ride, jumping a cascade of “quadruple toe loop – triple toe loop”, quadruple salchow and triple axel. He received 99.76 points, which is his personal best.
His teammates also showed the best results in their careers. Both Kondratyuk and Semenenko made two quads, including one in a cascade. The guys’ marks are 99.06 and 99.04, respectively.
Note that Andrei Mozalev, although he took bronze at the qualifying championship of Russia, was originally a substitute. He got a place in the team after Mikhail Kolyada withdrew due to a foot injury, received in training.