BEST FIGURE SKATERS AWARDED AT THE CHILDREN OF ASIA GAMES

The award ceremony for the figure skaters, contrary to the traditions of the Games, took place right on the ice of the Kristall Ice Palace immediately after the end of the competition. The best among the boys was Mr. Daniil SAMSONOV from Moscow, and among the girls – Ms. You YOUNG, representing Korea.

Athletes competed for medals for two days. They presented short and free programs. 33 girls and 19 boys took part in the competitions. Leaders were determined literally from the first day. Ms. You YOUNG and Mr. Daniil SAMSONOV scored the most points on the first day. And after the free program the girl from Korea had 205.82 points, and on the account of Daniil were 238.06 points.

— I don’t celebrate too much, don’t let myself relax. We need to continue our work, the Moscow Championship, the Spartakiad Games and the next season, in which I plan to go to the Junior Grand Prix, are waiting — says the winner, Mr. Daniil SAMSONOV. — I really liked the Games. This is my first international start and it was interesting for me to compete with foreigners. We even became friends with athletes from India and exchanged our contacts on social networks.

Among the girls, Ms. Alena KANYSHEVA from Moscow (200.36 points) won the silver medal, and her compatriot Ms. Ksenia SINITSYNA (198.13 points) won the bronze.

As to boys, Mr. Egor RUKHIN from Moscow took the second place (207.77 points) and Mr. Younghyun CHA from South Korea was the third (193.38 points).

Tomorrow the results of the hockey competition will be announced. Teams of the Siberian and Ural federal districts are meeting in the final game. In addition, the biathletes are running the Relay for peace. And skiers are performing in team competitions. The detailed schedule can be found on the official website of the Children of Asia Games.