Trusova, Alexandra (2004- )

Valieva Falls and Shcherbakova Rises in a Blur of Jumps, Tumbles and Tears

Although Valieva landed her first jump, a quad salchow, she fell on two other jumps, looking disoriented as she struggled to right herself. In a perplexing performance that shocked even herself, she had errors on nearly every single jump, including her normally high-soaring quadruple jumps that she usually lands with barely a sound. The audience […]

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Valieva’s Coach and Russian Teammates React to Skater’s Crushing Olympic End

Several members of the Russian contingent were in tears by then, including not only Valieva but the silver medalist, Alexandra Trusova, too. In seconds, the scene at the edge of the rink quickly shifted to a blur of disparate emotions — crushing disappointment, raw frustration, incalculable pain — as the weight of a doping scandal […]

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