Yelena Radionova leads Russian sweep at Rostelecom Cup

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Russian Yelena Radionova led the first Grand Prix women’s podium sweep by one nation since 2008 at Rostelecom Cup on Saturday.

Radionova, World junior champion Yevgenia Medvedeva and Olympic champion Adelina Sotnikova topped the standings in the Moscow event following the free skate.

The last women’s Grand Prix podium sweep was by Japan at 2008 NHK Trophy.

NBC and NBC Sports Live Extra will have Rostelecom Cup coverage Sunday from 12-1:30 p.m. ET.

Radionova, the leader after Friday’s short program, performed a clean free skate with seven triple jumps to notch her third career Grand Prix title. Her 211.32 total points are the highest by any skater since Mao Asada won the March 2014 World Championship.

The 16-year-old clinched her second straight Grand Prix Final berth and will look to better last year’s silver medal at the December event in Barcelona. She previously finished third at Cup of China this season.

“I feel I redeemed myself after the Cup of China,” Radionova said, according to the International Skating Union.

Medvedeva, also 16 and the reigning World junior champion, totaled 206.76 points after landing seven triple jumps in her free skate with no major errors. Medvedeva won Skate America in October and also qualified for the six-skater Grand Prix Final.

Sotnikova, in her first top-level competition since winning the Sochi Olympics, improved from fourth after the short program for the bronze medal. Sotnikova erred near the end of her program, performing a weak double-single jump combination and falling on a double Axel. Watch her free skate here.

Sotnikova cannot qualify for the Grand Prix Final since she’s only competing in one qualifying event and not the required two.

U.S. Olympian Polina Edmunds was fourth.

The Grand Prix season continues next week with NHK Trophy in Japan, where Ashley Wagner will look to qualify for the Grand Prix Final with a podium finish.

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Top Grand Prix season scores
1. Yelena Radionova (RUS) — 211.32 (Rostelecom Cup)
2. Yevgenia Medvedeva (RUS) — 206.76 (Rostelecom Cup)
3. Yevgenia Medvedeva (RUS) — 206.01 (Skate America)
4. Gracie Gold (USA) — 202.80 (Skate America)
5. Ashley Wagner (USA) — 202.52 (Skate Canada)
6. Mao Asada (JPN) — 197.48 (Cup of China)
7. Rika Hongo (JPN) — 195.76 (Cup of China)
8. Elizaveta Tuktamysheva (RUS) — 188.99 (Skate Canada)
9. Satoko Miyahara (JPN) — 188.07 (Skate America)