Thursday, September 26, 2013
Radionova leads Nebelhorn ahead of Ando
OBERSTDORF, Germany -- Two-time figure skating world champion Miki Ando of Japan is second after the short program at the Nebelhorn Trophy, her first competition in two years.
Ando, who announced in July that she'd had a baby girl three months earlier, trails reigning world junior champion Elena Radionova of Russia. Radionova, making her senior debut, finished with 64.69 points, almost five more than Ando.
Nebelhorn also serves as the final qualification for the Sochi Olympics, with six spots up for grabs in men's and women's, five in dance and four in pairs. Elene Gedevanishvili of Georgia, in sixth, leads the women still hoping to qualify, while Britain's Stacy Kemp and David King, in seventh, are the top pair still looking for a spot in Sochi.
Turkey's Alisa Agafonova and Alper Ucar, fourth in the short dance, are the top dancers still looking to qualify for Sochi.