The Nikolaev batutistka Elena Movchan successfully passed qualification tournament in the Olympic Games in Beijing and tomorrow will compete in the final.
Today's starts were not such and simple. Lena Movchan acted as the third of 16 batutistka, executed quite purely the obligatory the program where estimate not complexity of jumps, and quality of their execution. But two very low judicial marks rejected it on 13-е a place. From this position, apparently, farewell, dream of the final.
I executed Movchan's free skating as if on training, I got decent points, and afflicted with estimates for the obligatory program, I went to a locker room. And at her competitors meanwhile didn't sustain nerves. The main competitor on the Olympic gold Shanshan Huang falls on a grid. The second applicant for the Olympic medal Russian Natalya Chernova greases the program, of the final are left in the basket also skilled Tatyana Petrenya from Belarus, American Claire Wright …
When I came to congratulate Lena on getting into the final, it was surprised. After all Lena didn't see how the main competitors withdrew the friend behind a druzhka it. And her trainer Vladimir Maksimovich Gorzhy urgently went at this time to prepare for Yury Nikitin's start.
- I that in the final?
Having learned, what not so everything is bad, Lena at last - that smiled. And when the board highlighted qualification results, the smile didn't descend from her face. Lena, as well as at the Olympic Games-2004, will act in the final. Then it had the fifth place. As it will develop now, difficultly to guess. Two Olympic champions - Anna Dogonadze from Germany and Russian Irina Karavayeva will be her competitors tomorrow at once. Plus skilled Canadian Karen Kokburn and Rosanna Maklennan.
I will notice that Lena won more than once against them and any shyness before them doesn't test. So we hold fists for the Nikolaev batutistka.