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Russian figure skater Elizabeth Tuktamysheva became the leader after the short program at the fourth stage of a series Gran-at NHK Trophy. The competition was broadcast on the TV channel “Match TV”.
Tuktamysheva scored 76,17 points. In second place is the Japanese skater Satoko Miyahara (76,08 points). In third place was another Japanese Mai Mihara with 70,38 points.
Two other representatives of the Russian Alena Leonova and Maria Sotskova took sixth (68,22) and ninth place (60,75).
10 Nov skater will present the free program. The competitions will start at 10:40 Moscow time.
28 Oct Tuktamysheva won at the recent canadian Grand Prix, gaining a total of 203,32 points. She was ahead of the Japanese Mako, the Yamashita and compatriot Evgeny Medvedev. Medvedev in the short program of the Skate Canada showed the worst result in history, finishing in seventh place.