It was a successful debut of Ekaterina Kurakova in the European Championships (Graz), as a representative of Poland.
Katia after the short program, for which she received 58.49 points, was in the 13th position and she easily advanced to the finals. Her free program was rated at 111.75 points, which in the end gave her promotion by 3 positions. Eventually she was classified in 10th place with a total score of 170.24 points.
The last skater who won such a high position for Poland in the soloists category was Sabina Wojtala in 1999. It is also worth emphasizing that Katia’s good start guaranteed our country the participation of two soloists in next year’s European Championships.