OREANDA-NEWS. Russian figure skater Daria Usacheva was injured during a warm-up before the short program at the Japanese Grand Prix.

The skater entered a triple flip, but when repulsed, she probably felt pain, made a butterfly and fell. After that, she drove up to Eteri Tutberidze, burst into tears, after which the team doctor Philip Shvetsky carried her away from the rink in his arms.

Later, the arena announced that Usacheva was withdrawn from the competition. Usacheva is the only Russian figure skater to compete in single skating at the NHK Trophy.

Daniil Gleikhengauz, coach and choreographer of the group Eteri Tutberidze reacted to Daria Usacheva's injury during the warm-up before the short program at the Japanese Grand Prix stage.

“What kind of attack is this at this tournament? She made a butterfly because she felt pain during the lift-off and in the air.

It hurts and hard to watch. I would like to wish Dasha good health. It's hard to find the words now. It was so unexpected for us.

"So we can say that there were no serious injuries?" - asked the commentator Alexander Grishin.

“There were no serious problems. There was minor muscle damage, like all athletes. In different places they have pains, and the medical staff monitors this, does massage, physiotherapy, which help to avoid the worsening of the situation, "- said Gleichengauz on the air of Channel One.

Japanese figure skater Kaori Sakamoto leads after the short program at the home stage of the Grand Prix - NHK Trophy. She received 76.56 points for the rental.

In second place is another representative of Japan, Mana Kawabe (73.88), and Yu Yong (68.08) from South Korea closes the top three.