1997 Trophee Lalique
Scores not available.
In a very close and high-quality competition, Elena and Anton defeated
the reigning world champions Mandy Wotzel and Ingo Steuer of Germany
for the first victory of their partnership. Elena and Anton won both
the short program and the free skate, with a five to two majority in
the free skate. Included in their elements were side-by-side triple
toe loops and double axels, throw triple loop, throw triple salchow,
and (at last!) a cleanly landed triple twist. The scores they recieved
included eight marks of 5.8 and three marks of 5.9.