The Krasnaya mashina team, captained by a native of Izhevsk and Olympic champion Alina Zagitova, won the tournament of the best figure skaters in Russia – the Cup of Pervyy Channel. The Vremya pervyh team under the captaincy of two-time world championship winner Evgenia Medvedeva was beaten according to the results of eight stages of the competition with a score of 2634.95: 2606.21. RT and Rossiyskaya Gazeta reported it.
There is certainly a winner today, and this is the Krasnaya mashina. Thank you very much for the fight to Zhenya's team, because she really showed a worthy fight. Unfortunately, she lost. Luck is on our side today. I want to thank our team again
The tournament was held from 5 to 7 February at the Megasport arena in Moscow. Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedeva didn’t participate in the competition as athletes. The victory was won by single skaters: Kamila Valieva, Anna Shcherbakova, Daria Usacheva, Dmitry Aliev, Makar Ignatov and Andrei Mozalev; sports couples: Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov, Daria Pavlyuchenko and Denis Khodykin; dance couples: Tiffani Zagorski Jonathan Gureiro, Elizaveta Khudaiberdieva and Yegor Bazin, Annabel Morozova and Andrei Bagin.
Another native of Udmurtia – the world champion Elizaveta Tuktamysheva – participate as a part of the team of Evgenia Medvedeva.
Alina Zagitova's team received 5 million rubles for winning the Cup.