Gold medal Kostina mistakenly gave American figure skater

Gold medal Kostina mistakenly gave American figure skater

Russian athlete on Saturday won the Grand Prix of France in Grenoble. Mariah bell of the United States took third place


Photo: SEBASTIEN NOGIER/ EPA/ TASS

The head of the metropolis of Grenoble, Christophe Ferrari made a mistake in presenting the medals to the winner and prize-winners of Grand Prix in figure skating among women. Video of the ceremony is available on the official website of the «First channel».

Gold medal, which was supposed to give 16-year-old Russian woman Alyona Kostina, Ferrari gave American Mariah bell, which showed the third result. Skater from the United States recovered quickly, took off his medal and put it on Colornow.

The winner of the final of the Junior Grand Prix last season and won in a short and arbitrary programs. In sum she received from the judges score of 236.00. In any program Kostina jumped two clean triple Axel.

Another Russian skater, Olympic champion Alina Sagitova, received 216,06 points, winning the silver medal. Bell won bronze with 212,89 points.


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In pair skating the winners of the Grand Prix of France were Russians Anastasia Mishin and Alexander Gallyamov. The second were their compatriots Daria Pavlyuchenko and Denis Khodykin.

In the men’s singles Russian Alexander Samarin took second place. He lost only two-time world champion, American Nathan Chen.

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