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Alexandra Trusova

Alexandra "Sasha" Vyacheslavovna Trusova (['trusəvə]; Russian: Александра Вячеславовна Трусова; born 23 June 2004) is a Russian figure skater, who currently holds the world record for the free skate (166.62 points) and the combined total (241.02 points). She is the 2019 Skate Canada champion, the 2019 CS Ondrej Nepela champion, and the 2019 Russian national silver medalist.

Alexandra Trusova
2019 Russian Figure Skating Championships Alexandra Trusova 2018-12-21 14-30-05.jpg
Personal information
Native nameАлександра Вячеславовна Трусова
Full nameAlexandra Vyacheslavovna Trusova
Country representedRussia Russia
Born (2004-06-23) 23 June 2004 (age 15)
Ryazan, Ryazan Oblast, Russia
Home townMoscow, Russia
ResidenceMoscow, Russia
Height1.55 m (5 ft 1 in)
CoachEteri Tutberidze
Sergei Dudakov
Former coachAlexander Volkov
Olga Shevtsova
ChoreographerEteri Tutberidze
Daniil Gleikhengauz
Skating clubSambo 70
Training locationsMoscow
Former training locationsRyazan
Began skating2008
World standing15 (2019–20)
18 (2018–19)
63 (2017–18)
Season's bests8 (2018–19)[1]
4 (2017–18)[2]
ISU personal best scores
Combined total241.02 (WR)
2019 Skate Canada
Short program74.91
2019 CS Ondrej Nepela
Free skate166.62 (WR)
2019 Skate Canada

On the junior level, she is a two-time Junior World champion (2018, 2019), the 2017 Junior Grand Prix Final champion, the 2018 Junior Grand Prix Final silver medalist, and a two-time Russian junior national champion (2018, 2019).

Trusova also holds the junior world records for the free skate (150.40 points) and the overall score (222.89 points). Her technical score of 92.35 points in the free skate at the 2018 Junior Worlds was the highest ever recorded in women's figure skating on both the junior and senior level until the GOE (Grade of Execution) system was changed at the end of 2017–18 season. She is the first female skater to land the quad Lutz and the quad toe loop, the second to land the quad Salchow behind Miki Ando and the first to land two ratified quads in a free skate.[3][4] In her first ever senior competition at the 2019 Nepela Trophy, Trusova became the first woman ever to land three ratified quads in a free skate and went on to record a world record score for the segment.[5]

At 13 years old, Trusova was the youngest lady to win the Junior World Championships and Junior Grand Prix Final. At the 2018 JGP Lithuania, Trusova set another milestone by becoming the first female skater to land a quad in combination (quad toe loop + triple toe loop).[6] A few weeks later, at the 2018 JGP Armenia, her quad Lutz jump was deemed fully rotated, making her the first female skater to land the jump in international competition.[7] Trusova is the first and currently only female skater competing with three different types of quadruple jumpstoe loop, Salchow and Lutz. She is the first female skater in history to score above 100 in technical elements, tallying points of 100.20 which she achieved at the 2019 Skate Canada in the Freeskate.

Personal lifeEdit

Trusova was born on 23 June 2004 in Ryazan.[8] The eldest of three children, she has two younger brothers named Egor and Ivan.[9] An animal lover, Trusova has a pet chihuahua named Tina, who often accompanies her to competitions.[10].

CareerEdit

Early careerEdit

Trusova began learning to skate in 2008.[8] She trained in Ryazan under Olga Shevtsova until 2015; she then moved to Moscow where she was coached by Alexander Volkov.[11] Eteri Tutberidze and Sergei Dudakov became her coaches in 2016.[8]

Trusova finished 4th at the 2017 Russian Junior Championships after placing 6th in the short program and 4th in the free skate.

2017–2018 season: Junior international debut and achievement of quad in competitionEdit

Trusova's international debut came in late August 2017 at a 2017–18 ISU Junior Grand Prix (JGP) competition in Brisbane, Australia. Ranked first in both segments, she won the gold medal ahead of teammate Anastasia Gulyakova.[12] She landed an underrotated quad Salchow in her free program. Her total score at the event, 197.69 points, is the third highest ever achieved by a ladies' single skater on the junior level at the time, behind only Alina Zagitova and Marin Honda.

She then finished first at JGP Belarus, thus qualifying for the Junior Grand Prix Final.

At the 2017–18 Junior Grand Prix Final, Trusova scored 73.25 points, breaking the Junior Ladies World record for the short program. In the free skate, she scored 132.36 points, which was about 0.5 points less than what her teammate and training partner, Alena Kostornaia, scored. However, because of Trusova's 1.5 point lead after the short program, she won the competition by about 1 point.

In January 2018, Trusova won the gold medal at the 2018 Russian Junior Championships after placing first in the short program and third in the free skate. Again, she narrowly beat her training partner Alena Kostornaia, winner of the silver medal, by only about 0.6 points.

 
Trusova (right) and Kostornaia (left) at the 2018 World Junior Championships podium

In March 2018, Trusova competed at the 2018 Junior Worlds where she won the gold medal after placing first in both the short program and the free skate. Her free skating score of 153.49 points was the new World record for the junior free program. Her total score of 225.52 points was the new World record for the junior combined total score. At this competition, Trusova became the first female skater to land the quad toe loop, the second to land the quad Salchow behind Miki Ando, and the first to land two ratified quads in a free skate.[3] She landed the quadruple jump for the first time in 16 years since Miki Ando in 2002. Her technical score of 92.35 points in the free skate at the 2018 Junior World was the highest ever recorded in women's figure skating on both the junior and senior level. Interestingly, her total score of 225.52 would have placed her first in the senior women's World Championships that year as well, despite significantly lower program component scores and the absence of a choreographic sequence.[9]

2018–2019 season: Second Junior World titleEdit

Trusova started her season by competing in the 2018 Junior Grand Prix (JGP) series. At her first JGP event of the season she won the gold medal in Kaunas, Lithuania. She was ranked first in both the short program and the free skate and won the gold medal by a margin of about 30 points over the silver medalist, Kim Ye-lim.[13] As of September 2018, her scores at this competition are the highest scores achieved in an international junior ladies competition. At this competition Trusova became the first female skater to land a quad in combination - a quad toe loop + triple toe loop; she received 16.14 points for this combination. She also became the first female skater to attempt a quad lutz in a competition. She landed the jump, but it was credited as under rotated.[6][14]

At her second JGP event of the season she won another gold medal in Yerevan, Armenia. Again she was ranked first in both the short program and the free skate and won the gold medal by a margin of about 33 points over the silver medalist, her teammate Alena Kanysheva. Trusova also upgraded her earlier free skate world record score. At this competition Trusova became the first female skater to land a quadruple Lutz in international competition. A few days earlier Anna Shcherbakova had landed two quadruple Lutz jumps in a domestic competition.[7] With two Junior Grand Prix gold medals Trusova qualified for the 2018–19 Junior Grand Prix Final.

At the JGP Final she won the silver medal after placing second in both the short program and the free skate.[15] She was outscored by the gold medalist, her teammate and training partner Alena Kostornaia, by about 2.5 points. In the free skate, Trusova landed a clean quad toe loop but she had a step-out on her first quad Lutz and fell on her second quad Lutz which was deemed under-rotated.[16]

Competing next at the 2019 Russian Championships, Trusova placed second in the short program and second in the free skate to win the silver medal overall.[17] In the free skate, she landed a quad lutz but fell on an under-rotated quad toe loop, finishing behind teammate Anna Shcherbakova by 0.07 points. Speaking afterward, Trusova said she planned to work more on her quad jumps prior to the 2019 Junior World Championships.[18]

Trusova successfully defended her Junior World title at the 2019 World Junior Championships after placing second in the short program to teammate Anna Shcherbakova and winning the free program.

2019–2020 season: Senior international debutEdit

Trusova made her international senior debut at the 2019 CS Ondrej Nepela Memorial where she won the gold medal and set several new world records. In free skating she became the first lady ever to land three quadruples when she landed a quad Lutz and two quad toe loops, the second in combination. She set the new free skating record of 163.78 points and also the new combined total record of 238.69 points. Her technical element score (TES) of 98.34 points in free skating was also the new world record. She earned 14.72 points for her quadruple Lutz which was the new record for the highest valued single jump.

On October 5, Trusova skated in the team competition at the Japan Open, where she won the event with fours quads; quad Salchow, quad Lutz, quad toe-triple toe, and a quad toe-Euler-triple Salchow combination, scoring over 160 points. Since it was not an official ISU competition, her historic number of quads were not officially recognized as the first in international competition.

Trusova made her ISU Grand Prix debut at the 2019 Skate Canada, where she won the gold medal after placing third in the short program and first in the free skate.[19][20] At this competition she became the first lady ever to land two quad jump and a triple jump combinations in one program in ISU sanctioned international competition with a quad toe loop-triple toe loop and quad toe loop-Euler-triple Salchow. She also became the first lady to land a quad jump and a triple jump combination in the second half of the free skate. At the same competition she set the new free skating record of 166.62 points and also the new combined total record of 241.02 points. Her technical element score (TES) of 100.20 points in free skating was also the new world record.[21]

ProgramsEdit

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2019–2020
[22]

Peer Gynt

Game of Thrones

2018–2019
[23]

Kill Bill Vol. 1

The Fifth Element

  • Unstoppable
    by Sia

2017–2018
[8]
  • Big Spender
    by Peggy Lee
  • Jumpin' Jack
    by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
2016–2017
  • Your Heart Is As Black As Night
    by Melody Gardot
2015–2016
2014–2015

Records and achievementsEdit

 
Trusova at the 2017–18 JGP Final.
  • Set the junior-level ladies' record of the new +5 / -5 GOE (Grade of Execution) system for the short program with a score of 74.74 points at the 2018 JGP Lithuania, previously held by Russian teammate Anna Shcherbakova.
  • Set the junior-level ladies' record of the new +5 / -5 GOE (Grade of Execution) system for the free program with a score of 146.81 points at the 2018 JGP Armenia.
  • Set the junior-level ladies' record of the new +5 / -5 GOE (Grade of Execution) system for the free program with a score of 146.70 points at the 2018 JGP Lithuania, previously held by Russian teammate Alena Kostornaia.
  • Set the junior-level ladies' record of the new +5 / -5 GOE (Grade of Execution) system for the total score with a score of 221.44 points at the 2018 JGP Lithuania, previously held by Russian teammate Anna Shcherbakova.
  • At 13 years old, born on the 23rd of June, she is the youngest lady to win at the Junior World Championships and Junior Grand Prix Final, a distinction previously held by then 13 year old Yulia Lipnitskaya who was born on June 5th.
  • First lady to land a quad lutz jump in international competition.[7]
  • First lady to land a quad in combination (the quad toe loop + triple toe loop).[6]
  • First lady to land a quad toe loop.[3]
  • First lady to land two quads in the free skate.[3]
  • First lady to land two different types of quads.[3]
  • First lady to land three different triple jumping pass combinations in the free skate with the second jump ending in a 3Salchow, 3Loop, and 3Toe.[3]
  • Second lady to land a clean quad Salchow behind Miki Ando.[3]
  • First lady to land three quad jumps in one program on the test skating on the 8th of September 2019[24][25].
  • At the 2019 Japan Open she became the first lady to land four quads, and also the first lady to land three different quads, when she landed 4S, 4Lz, 4T+3T, and a 4T+1Eu+3S in free skate. She also became the first lady to land two quad jump and a triple jump combinations in one program and the first lady to land a quad jump and a triple jump combination in the second half of the free skate.

Historical recordsEdit

List of Trusova's world record scoresEdit

Note: Because of the introduction of the new +5 / -5 GOE (Grade of Execution) system which replaced the previous +3 / -3 GOE system, ISU has decided that all statistics starts from zero starting from season 2018–19 and all previous statistics are historical.[26]

World record scoresEdit

Trusova has set four world record scores.

Ladies' combined total records[27]
Date Score Event Note
26 October 2019 241.02 2019 Skate Canada Current world record. She became the first lady to score above 240 points under the current
GOE system.
21 September 2019 238.69 2019 CS Nepela Memorial She broke the previous record held by Alina Zagitova by 0.26 points.
Ladies' free skating records[28]
Date Score Event Note
26 October 2019 166.62 2019 Skate Canada Current world record. She became the first lady ever to achieve a technical element score
(TES) above 100 points (100.20 points).
21 September 2019 163.78 2019 CS Nepela Memorial She broke the previous record held by Alina Zagitova by about 5 points.

Junior world record scoresEdit

Trusova has set six junior world record scores under the new +5 / -5 GOE (Grade of Execution) system.

Junior ladies' combined total records[27]
Date Score Event Note
9 March 2019 222.89 2019 World Junior Championships Current junior world record.
7 September 2018 221.44 2018 JGP Lithuania She broke the previous record held by Anna Shcherbakova by more than 16 points.
Junior ladies' free skating records[28]
Date Score Event Note
9 March 2019 150.40 2019 World Junior Championships Current junior world record.
12 October 2018 146.81 2018 JGP Armenia At this competition Trusova became the first lady who has landed 4Lz jump.
7 September 2018 146.70 2018 JGP Lithuania She broke the previous record held by Alena Kostornaia by more than 14 points.
At this competition Trusova became the first lady who has landed 4T+3T combo.
Junior ladies' short program records[29]
Date Score Event Note
6 September 2018 74.74 2018 JGP Lithuania She broke the previous record held by Anna Shcherbakova by about 1.6 points.

Historical junior world record scoresEdit

Trusova had set three junior world record scores before season 2018–19.

Junior ladies' combined total records[30]
Date Score Event Note
10 March 2018 225.52 2018 World Junior Championships Standing junior world record score until the GOE system was changed on 1 July 2018.
Trusova became the first junior lady to score above 210 points and 220 points.
She broke the previous record held by Alina Zagitova by about 17 points.
Junior ladies' short program records[31]
Date Score Event Note
7 December 2017 73.25 2017–18 Junior Grand Prix Final Standing junior world record score until the GOE system was changed on 1 July 2018.
Trusova broke the previous record set by Alena Kostornaia which was skated only ten minutes earlier.
Junior ladies' free skating records[32]
Date Score Event Note
10 March 2018 153.49 2018 World Junior Championships Standing junior world record score until the GOE system was changed on 1 July 2018.
Trusova became the first junior lady to score above 140 points and 150 points in free skating.
She broke the previous record held by Alina Zagitova by more than 15 points.

Competitive highlightsEdit

 
Trusova (center) with Alena Kostornaia (left) and Mako Yamashita (right) at the 2018 World Junior Championships podium

GP: Grand Prix; CS: Challenger Series; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

International[33]
Event 16–17 17–18 18–19 19–20
GP Rostelecom TBD
GP Skate Canada 1st
CS Ondrej Nepela 1st
International: Junior[33]
Junior Worlds 1st 1st
JGP Final 1st 2nd
JGP Armenia 1st
JGP Australia 1st
JGP Belarus 1st
JGP Lithuania 1st
National[11]
Russian Champ. 2nd
Russian Jr. Champ. 4th 1st 1st
Team events[11]
Japan Open 1st T
1st P
TBD = Assigned
T = Team result; P = Personal result.
Medals awarded for team result only.

Detailed resultsEdit

Senior levelEdit

Current ISU world bests highlighted in bold and italic. Previous ISU world best highlighted in bold. Personal bests highlighted in italic.

2019–20 season
Date Event SP FS Total
24–29 December 2019 2020 Russian Championships
TBD


15–17 November 2019 2019 Rostelecom Cup 2
74.21


25–27 October 2019 2019 Skate Canada 3
74.40
1
166.62
1
241.02
5 October 2019 2019 Japan Open
1
160.53
1T
19–21 September 2019 2019 CS Ondrej Nepela 1
74.91
1
163.78
1
238.69

Junior levelEdit

 
Trusova at the 2017–18 JGP Final.

Small medals for short and free programs awarded only at ISU Championships. Current ISU world bests highlighted in bold and italic. Previous ISU world best highlighted in bold. Historical ISU world best highlighted in bold with a * mark.

2018–19 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
4–10 March 2019 2019 World Junior Championships Junior 2
72.49
1
150.40
1
222.89
1–4 February 2019 2019 Russian Junior Championships Junior 7
69.55
1
164.44
1
233.99
19–23 December 2018 2019 Russian Championships Senior 2
74.96
2
154.75
2
229.71
6–9 December 2018 2018–19 JGP Final Junior 2
74.43
2
140.77
2
215.20
10–13 October 2018 2018 JGP Armenia Junior 1
74.19
1
146.81
1
221.00
5–8 September 2018 2018 JGP Lithuania Junior 1
74.74
1
146.70
1
221.44
2017–18 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
5–11 March 2018 2018 World Junior Championships Junior 1
72.03
1
153.49*
1
225.52*
23–26 January 2018 2018 Russian Junior Championships Junior 1
74.25
3
137.84
1
212.09
7–10 December 2017 2017–18 JGP Final Junior 1
73.25*
2
132.36
1
205.61
20–24 September 2017 2017 JGP Belarus Junior 1
69.72
1
126.60
1
196.32
23–26 August 2017 2017 JGP Australia Junior 1
65.57
1
132.12
1
197.69
2016–17 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
1–5 February 2017 2017 Russian Junior Championships Junior 6
64.95
4
129.65
4
194.60

ReferencesEdit

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External linksEdit


World Record Holders
Preceded by
  Anna Shcherbakova
Ladies' Short Program
6 September 2018 – 27 September 2018
Succeeded by
  Alina Zagitova
Preceded by
  Alena Kostornaia
  Alina Zagitova
Ladies' Free Skating
7 September 2018 – 22 September 2018
21 September 2019 –
Succeeded by
  Rika Kihira
Incumbent
Preceded by
  Anna Shcherbakova
  Alina Zagitova
Ladies' Total Score
7 September 2018 – 28 September 2018
21 September 2019 –
Succeeded by
  Alina Zagitova
Incumbent
World Junior Record Holders
Preceded by
  Anna Shcherbakova
Ladies' Junior Short Program
6 September 2018 – 6 December 2018
Succeeded by
  Alena Kostornaia
Preceded by
  Alena Kostornaia
Ladies' Junior Free Skating
7 September 2018 –
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
  Anna Shcherbakova
Ladies' Junior Total Score
7 September 2018 –
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Historical World Junior Record Holders (before season 2018–19)
Preceded by
  Alena Kostornaia
Ladies' Junior Short Program
7 December 2017 – 1 July 2018
Succeeded by
The GOE system were changed.
Preceded by
  Alina Zagitova
Ladies' Junior Free Skating
10 March 2018 – 1 July 2018
Succeeded by
The GOE system were changed.
Preceded by
  Alina Zagitova
Ladies' Junior Total Score
10 March 2018 – 1 July 2018
Succeeded by
The GOE system were changed.