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Russians Sweep European Figure Skating Championships in Women's Free Skate

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Elizaveta Tuktamysheva won gold while Elena Radionova and Anna Pogorilaya snatched the silver and bronze medals respectively at the European Figure Skating Championships.

MOSCOW, January 31 (Sputnik) —Russian figure skater Elizaveta Tuktamysheva won the gold medal at the European Figure Skating Championship in Stockholm, R-Sport news agency reported. Two other Russian figure skaters, Elena Radionova and Anna Pogorilaya, won silver and bronze respectively.

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"Before the world championship, I need to work on making my routines mroe complicated. I will be doing a triple Axel, other options don't give much of an advantage," she told the agency.

Her main competitor, Radionova, who lost out with 209.54 points to Tuktamysheva's 210.40, said that she was was slightly vexed by the result.

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European Figure Skating Championships. Women's free program

"I can congratulate myself on a succesful debut, I performed both programs perfectly. Somewhere deep inside I am vexed by the result, but I won't let it upset me, and instead continue to work," Radionova told R-Sport, adding that she does not plan on making her program more complicated for the world championship.

The 2015 World Figure Skating Championship will take place in Shanghai in late March.

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