Another of the â3 Aâ, Alexandra Trusova is the world n Â° 2. She recently won bronze at the 2021 World Championships and won the 2021 Skate America Grand Prix in October – despite persistent leg injuries, which could affect her Olympic outlook. .
Trusova won back-to-back gold medals at the 2018 and 2019 World Junior Championships. She made her senior international debut in September 2019 and owns six of the top ten quads on record.
At 25, world No.3 Elizaveta Tuktamysheva – âThe Empressâ – is almost ten years older than most of her championship contenders.
Tuktamysheva won gold at the 2015 World Championships in Shanghai and became one of the first favorites for the 2018 Olympics. However, she suffered an ankle injury at the end of the year which forced her to withdraw from major competitions – and led to several years of inconsistent performance. She finally showed signs of a resurgence in late 2018, winning bronze in that year’s Grand Prix final.
The past two years have seen ups and downs for Tuktamysheva – she has had battles with COVID-19 and pneumonia, as well as a few losses at the Russian championships. However, his silver medal at the 2021 World Championships cemented his comeback and qualified three places for the Russian Olympic Committee at the 2022 Games.