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    Oct 26, 2019; Kelowna, British Columbia, CAN; Alexandra Trusova (RUS) performs in the ladies free skating during the Skate Canada International figure skating competition at Prospera Place

    Muse Leader Thanks Russian Skater for Using His Song During Winning Performance

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    A week ago, at Russia's 2019 national championship Anna Shcherbakova became the shining winner of the first event of the ISU Grand Prix Skate America, and now another Russian figure skater Alexandra Trusova earned the world’s applause by winning Skate Canada.

    English musician and lead singer of the band Muse, Matthew Bellamy, congratulated Russian figure skater Alexandra Trusova for winning the second event at the ISU Grand Prix Skate Canada this weekend, where the young athlete set two world records in the free skate and combined total with her impeccable execution of three quadruple jumps.

    The winner of two Grammy Awards posted a video of Trusova’s performance on his Instagram account and also thanked the Russian champion for using his music single “Pray (High Valyrian)” during her triumph.  


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    Congrats to Alexandra Trusova for winning Skate Canada with 3 quadruple jumps, and thanks for using ‘Pray (High Valyrian)’ as the sound track! #prayhighvalyrian

    Публикация от Matt Bellamy (@mattbellamy)

    The championship was the senior Grand Prix debut for 15-year-old Trusova, who previously earned the world’s highest scores during the CS Nepala Memorial in Bratislava last month. She has now set the new world record in the free skating programme and combined total, receiving 166.62 and 241.02 points respectively despite falling on her first of four quadruples.

    Trusova beat 17-year-old Japanese champion Rika Kihira in a sum of two programmes, despite holding only third place after the short programme. The 2019 Four Continents champion Kihira later commented on her competitor’s performance, by saying that even if she performed “perfectly” she would not necessarily have beaten Trusova.

    “I’ve never felt like that before and I want to change my structure so that I can increase my scores,” the silver medal winner at the Skate Canada competition revealed in a press conference.

    Alexandra Trusova is the youngest Grand Prix winner since Elizaveta Tuktamysheva in 2011.

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