Alena Leonova: A Silver Lining

Susan D. Russell
Alena Leonova

While last season began like many in Alena Leonova’s career, it ended in a much different way than any other.

The 21-year-old kicked off the new season by picking up a bronze medal at NHK Trophy, silver at Rostelecom Cup and qualifying for the Grand Prix Final, where she landed in third.

Capturing silver at the World Championships was an amazing moment she said. “I sure was happy when I won that medal. My plan for the season included winning a medal in Nice, but I was trying not to think about it," she said.

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Originally published in October 2012