Kostnerová defended the European title, Simančíková on the 15th place

ZAHREB – Italy Carolina Kostner (25) defended the title of European master in figure skating.Parents from Bolzano won the precious metal already in the eight European Championship in a row (Balance 5 – 2 – 1).


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2.after a short program. Bolero was excellent and got 130.52 points. For Italian it is a new personal maximum. In the short program, she played with Jelizaveta Tukamyševa, but this Russian performance combined with the first part of the competition was only in 3rd place. The silver was won by her countryman Adelina Sotnikova, who led the short program and had the third best free ride.

medals from the European Championships, the last time at the Continental Championship, the Russian woman won a precious metal in 2006, when Irina Slukka took gold and Jelena Sokolova silver.

Kostner won the ME in Zagreb for the second time. In the Croatian capital it also triumphed in the 2008 championship.In total, it gained 194.71 points and Sotnikova managed to beat 72 stots. Monika Simancikova did not hold the 14th place after a short program and the 15th best free run fell to 15th place. For her Zagreb performance she got a personal maximum of 137.47 points and compared her seat position in the first place. Carolina Kostnerová (Tal.) 194.71, 2. Adelina Sotnikova (Rus.) 193.99, 3. Jelizaveta Tuktamyševová (Rus.) 188.85, 4. Valentina Marcheiová (Tal.) 171.06, 5. Viktoria Helgesson (Sweden) 155,72, 6. Nikol Gosviani (Russia) 154,41,…15. Monika Simančíková (SR) 137,47