Artem Kovalev leads after Junior Grand Prix event in Russia

Artem Kovalev at the 2021 Cup of Russia Final. (Photo by Gavriil Grigorov/TASS via Getty Images)

At the International Skating Union (ISU) Junior Grand Prix competition in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, a winner of two stages of last season’s Cup of Russia series Artem Kovalev won the junior men’s short program event and leads a trio of Russians at the top heading into the free skate event tomorrow.

The 18-year-old representative of the Figure Skating School of Alexander Volkov opened his short program performance with a triple axel, followed by a triple Lutz-triple toe loop combination and a triple flip. Kovalev took the lead of the competition with a score of 81.31 points.

17-year-old Glen Lutfullin completed the same jumping sequences as the leader, without any negative grades of execution; however, missed out on points due to his change foot camel spin being deemed level three, compared to Kovalev’s level four. Alexei Mishin’s skater received 80.13 points.

A former student of Eteri Tutberidze and currently training at CSKA Moscow under the guidance of Elena Buianova, 17-year-old Egor Rukhin matched the execution of the elements by the top two and remains in close contention for a victory. He earned a score of 78.43 points for the short program.

Results after short program:

  1. Artem KOVALEV (RUS) – 81.31
  2. Gleb LUTFULLIN (RUS) – 80.13
  3. Egor RUKHIN (RUS) – 78.43
  4. Wesley CHIU (CAN) – 76.63
  5. Andrei ANISIMOV (RUS) – 73.69
  6. Mihhail SELEVKO (EST) – 69.30
  7. Lucas BROUSSARD (USA) – 64.00
  8. Fedor ZONOV (RUS) – 63.72
  9. Alexander LEBEDEV (BLR) – 62.45
  10. Andreas NORDEBACK (SWE) – 60.26
  11. Lev VINOKUR (ISR) – 60.16
  12. Ali Efe GUNES (TUR) – 52.17
  13. Oleg MELNIKOV (KAZ) – 47.52
  14. Azizmurod SHABAZOV (UZB) – 42.82
  15. Alexander CHARNAGALOV (AUT) – 39.21

Judges’ Scores


Pairs, after short program

  1. Ekaterina CHIKMAREVA / Matvei IANCHENKOV (RUS) – 64.12
  2. Natalia KHABIBULLINA / Ilya KNYAZHUK (RUS) – 63.00
  3. Ekaterina PETUSHKOVA / Evgenii MALIKOV (RUS) – 62.54
  4. Ekaterina STORUBLEVTCEVA / Artem GRITSAENKO (RUS) – 61.85
  5. Anastasia GOLUBEVA / Hektor GIOTOPOULOS MOORE (AUS) – 57.35
  6. Anastasiya SAZONOVA / Jamshid TASHMUKHAMEDOV (UZB) – 34.48

Judges’ Scores


Ice dance, after rhythm dance

  1. Irina KHAVRONINA / Dario CIRISANO (RUS) – 66.52
  2. Sofia LEONTEVA / Daniil GORELKIN (RUS) – 63.70
  3. Angela LING / Caleb WEIN (USA) – 63.65
  4. Nadiia BASHYNSKA / Peter BEAUMONT (CAN) – 60.35
  5. Hannah LIM / Ye QUAN (KOR) – 59.87
  6. Olga MAMCHENKOVA / Mark VOLKOV (RUS) – 59.17
  7. Celina FRADJI / Jean-Hans FOURNEAUX (FRA) – 57.25
  8. Emma GOODSTADT / Michael BARSOUM (CAN) – 53.47
  9. Leah NESET / Artem MARKELOV (USA) – 51.57
  10. Giorgia GALIMBERTI / Matteo Libasse MANDELLI (ITA) – 50.87
  11. Alisa OVSIANKINA / Matvei SAMOKHIN (RUS) – 50.54
  12. Dea KUPARADZE / Danila SAVELIEV (GEO) – 49.39
  13. Elizaveta SHICHINA / Gordey KHUBULOV (RUS) – 49.23
  14. Katica KEDVES / Fedor SHARONOV (HUN) – 45.94
  15. Gina ZEHNDER / Beda Leon SIEBER (SUI) – 44.79

Judges’ Scores

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