Russia's triumph in the European figure skating doubles
World champions Anastasia Mishina and Alexander Galyamov of Russia won the doubles title at the European Figure Skating Championships in Tallinn, Estonia. The 20-year-old Mishina and the 22-year-old Galyamov, for whom this was their debut at the European Championship, played their combination perfectly and received a score of 157.46 points.
Thus, they collected a total of 239.82 points. Both of their ratings are new world records, after they also recorded a top achievement in the short program last night - 82.36 points.
The previous world record for the total was held by Sui Wenzong and Tsung Han from China - 234.84 points, and in the free program - 155.60 points.
"Thank you all for your support and positive emotions. It is very nice for us to make our debut at the European Championships and I hope to come back here again," said Galyamov.
Second and third are also duets from Russia. European runners-up in 2020 Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov took second place with 236.43 points. The bronze medals went to defending champions Alexandra Boykova and Dmitri Kozlovski with 227.23 points. All three Russian duos performed flawlessly and were class above their rivals.
Tomorrow the European Championship continues with the rhythmic dances for dance couples and the free program for men.