18-year-old Russian figure skater Elizaveta Nugumanova has been added to the Russian stage of this season’s ISU Grand Prix series.
Upon the announcement of Evgenia Medvedeva’s status in the Russian media, Nugumanova’s name appeared on the list of entries on the official website of the International Skating Union (ISU).
Nugumanova has great programs this season and won the all-Russian N.A. Panin Memorial competition in October. After that, she was sixth at the third stage of the Cup of Russia series in Sochi and fifth at the fourth stage in Kazan.
The popular skater from St. Petersburg made her official senior level debut last November at a Challenger Series event in Warsaw, winning a bronze medal behind Ekaterina Kurakova and less than three points behind Bradie Tennell. She placed fourteenth at the Russian National Championship the following month.
As a junior, Nugumanova participated in two ISU Junior Grand Prix series events – winning a silver medal in Estonia and a bronze medal in Russia. She qualified to the 2016-2017 ISU Junior Grand Prix Final and placed fifth overall.