Former Russian figure skater Efimova is third after the short program pairs at the European Championships
MOSCOW, 25 Jan – Italian figure skaters Sarah Conti and Niccolo Macchii lead after the short program in the pairs competition at the European Championships in Espoo, Finland.
For their program, they received 70.45 points. The second place is occupied by the Germans Annika Hokke and Robert Kunkel (67.08 points). The third are their compatriots – Alisa Efimova and Ruben Blommaert (62.77), who previously played for Russia.
The couple’s free programs will be presented on January 26.
The Council of the International Skating Union (ISU) on March 1, against the backdrop of events in Ukraine, suspended Russian and Belarusian figure skaters, speed skaters and short track skaters from participating in international tournaments. In June, the ISU Congress approved this decision, it will remain in effect until further notice.