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Competition in the men’s singles in the championship of Russia in St. Petersburg ended with the victory of 22-year-old Mikhail Kolyada, who defended his title. In the short program, he was second, behind Alexander Samarin, but at the end of any program ahead of the opponent.

In sum, the carols, the bronze medalist of the European championship 2017 and the Final Grand Prix of 2017, received from the judges 281,16 points. 19-year-old Samarin won silver (258,53), 18-year-old Dmitry Aliev was the third (249,11). Last season Aliyev and Samarin occupied the second and third places at the Junior world championship. The winner of tournament of a series Gran-at NHK Trophy in 2017 Sergei Voronov remained without medals of the championship of Russia, having shown the fourth result (245,88).

“Thank you for the very nice support to play at home is very nice. The program was error. The result, so to speak, I’m happy, and the car is not quite. <.. .> I think that did not end to recover from the Grand Prix Final. Seriously, flights affected. In the psychological preparation, everything was cool, went with the mood”, — quotes the Carol “R-Sport”.