Kolyada leads Ice Star after short program

Undoubtedly the favorite at Ice Star in Minsk, 25-year-old World and European Championship medalist Mikhail Kolyada leads the men’s event after the short program.

Kolyada landed his opening quad toe loop-triple toe loop combination and a triple a triple axel on his way to a no-negative GOE performance. With a total program component score in the fifties, the 2018 Olympic silver medalist in the team event received a total score of 102.53 points.

Belarussian representative Konstantin Milyukov is second. The 26-year-old skater under-rotated his opening quad Salchow but successfully landed a triple axel and a triple Lutz-tripe toe loop combination. He earned a total score of 78.41 points

Alexei Mishin’s 17-year-old student Evgenii Semenko is third with a total score of 77.42 points. He began his short program performance with a quad Salchow – which was deemed under-rotated – and made an error on his triple flip-triple toe loop combination.

Multiple skaters from the original list of entries – including Georgian representatives Moris Kvitelashvili and Nika Egadze – withdrew from the competition.

The free skate will take place Sunday at 11:30 Minsk local time. Full schedule and list of participants is here.

Full short program results:

  1. Mikhail KOLYADA (Russia) – 102.53
  2. Konstantin MILYUKOV (Belarus) – 78.41
  3. Evgenii SEMENENKO (Russia) – 77.42
  4. Alexander LEBEDEV (Belarus) – 70.65

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