MOSCOW, March 28. / TASS /. Russian duo Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov won gold in the ice dance competition of the 2021 ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Stockholm, Sweden.
They received a total score of 221.17 (88.15 for rhythmic dance plus 133.02 for free dance).
The money went to Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue of the United States with a total score of 214.71 (86.05 + 128.66). Canadians Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier finished third with 214.35 points (83.37 + 130.98).
Alexandra Stepanova and Ivan Bukin finished fifth (208.77; 83.02 + 125.75), while another pair from Russia, Tiffany Zahorski and Jonathan Guerreiro, finished tenth (188.45; 75.58 + 112 , 87).
Therefore, Russian ice dancers got a maximum quota for their team at the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing. In order to receive three quota places in a discipline, the total ranking of the two highest ranked skaters / pairs of a national team must not exceed 13.
The last time a Russian ice dance duo won gold at the world championships was over ten years ago, when Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin triumphed at the 2009 world championships.
At the top of the medal board
Figure skaters from Russia topped the medal charts at the 2021 ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Stockholm.
Overall, Russian athletes were far ahead of their foreign rivals, receiving six medals – three gold, one silver and two bronze. The second place in the medal table went to the American team, which won a gold and a silver. Japan are third with a silver medal and a bronze medal.
Russian women swept the world championship podium on Friday for the first time in history: Anna Shcherbakova became the winner of the women’s singles competitions, while Elizaveta Tuktamysheva and Alexandra Trusova came in second and third respectively.
On Thursday, Russians Anastasia Mishina and Aleksandr Galliamov won gold in pairs, and Alexandra Boikova and Dmitry Kozlovsky won bronze.
Due to World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) sanctions, Russian athletes compete in the Russian Figure Skating Federation (FSR) team. A fragment of Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 is played at the award ceremony instead of the national anthem.