Russian figure skaters Anastasia Mishina and Alexander Gallyamov won the short program among sports pairs at the European Championships in Tallinn, Estonia.
The reigning world champions received 82.36 points for hire from the judges, setting a personal record.
The second place was taken by their compatriots, two-time winners of the European championship Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov with their best result in their careers (81.58). The top three was closed by the third Russian pair – Alexandra Boykova and Dmitry Kozlovsky (76.26).
The duets will present their free program on January 13. Start – 20:00 Moscow time.
Previously reportedthat for the first time since 2001 three Russians are leading in men’s singles at the European Championship after a short program.