Canada’s Nam Nguyen could outshine Russians at Rostelecom Cup

(CBC)In the fall figure skating roadshow known as the Grand Prix Series, it’s the Rostelecom Cup event in Russia that comes next.

None of the events will be more interesting than the women as Russian teenagers have dominated the field and earned every gold medal so far.

Alexandra Trusova, 15, is one of those women who is looking to add another title to the one she took at Skate Canada in October. There is very good reason to think she can do it.

But 19-year-old Evgenia Medvedeva, the two-time world champion and Olympic silver medallist, will be looking to redeem herself after a disastrous fifth-place finish at the same event.

Two-time world medallist Satoko Miyahara, on the other hand, doesn’t need to prove anything to anybody and finished confidently with a silver medal a week ago at the Cup of China.

Canadian national champion Nam Nguyen was dazzling on his way to a silver medal at Skate Canada. This is a man who has been ranked as high as fifth in the world but who has also been plagued with inconsistent performances in competition. If Nguyen pulls out the same calibre of programs, then he could very well take the title in Russia.

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