“I really don’t know what to say. I tried to do my best, I struggled on every element, so I’m not really happy with my performance,” said the champion who will turn 17 on Sunday. “But I am first: that was my goal. It was really a struggle. From the first element, it did not go as I wanted, and after, on each element, I said to myself ‘I must try to do better and not to lose any points.’”
Trusova, a pupil of former superstar Evgeni Plushenko, had struggled in 12th place in the short program but staged an impressive recovery to make the podium on Friday.