The Austrian Olga Mikutina got off to a brilliant start at the World Ice Art Championships in Stockholm on Wednesday. The 17-year-old landed on her World Cup debut in the short program among 37 active players in eleventh place and thus easily qualified for the top 24 freestyle.
This means that your chances of getting a ticket for the Olympic Games in 2022 are excellent. “I’m of course overjoyed with this interim result and I’m already looking forward to the freestyle on Friday. The realization of my dream of being able to take part in the next Olympic Games is getting closer and closer, ”said the young athlete.
How many tickets to Beijing will actually be issued in Sweden will only be decided after the World Championships. A top ten place should be enough in any case. Mikutina was so far in 2019 World Cup 18. with the juniors as well as in the previous year in Premstätten near Graz after a freestyle EM-24 run with fever. become.
Shcherbakova leads before freestyle
Russian co-favorite Anna Schcherbakowa took the lead in Stockholm with 81.00 points, ahead of Japanese Rika Kihira (79.08) and her compatriot Lisaweta Tuktamischewa (78.86). Mikutina is only a good seven points behind fourth place and just 3.2 points behind sixth place.