At the fifth International Skating Union (ISU) Challenger Series competition of the 2021-2022 season – the Denis Ten Memorial Challenge, the Russian men had a successful outing by claiming all three medals led by 2020 World Junior bronze medalist Petr Gumennik who was first in both yesterday’s short program and today’s free skate events.
The 19-year-old Gumennik landed three quads at the start of his free skate routine – a quad toe loop, a quad Salchow in a combination with a double toe loop and double loop, and a solo quad Salchow. Skating to Spartacus, the Russian figure skater also completed a triple flip, a triple axel-triple toe loop combination, a triple axel (which was ruled under-rotated), and a triple Lutz-double toe loop combination. Gumennik received a score of 171.30 points for the performance and earned a total competition score of 263.14 points.
Bronze medalist at this season’s Nebelhorn Trophy, 18-year-old Mark Kondratiuk also began his free skate routine with a quad toe loop. Later, the Russian landed a triple loop, a triple axel, and a triple axel-double toe loop combination. In the second half of the program, Kondratiuk completed two more quads – a quad Salchow in a combination with a Euler and a triple Salchow, after which he landed a solo quad Salchow. He completed a triple Lutz-double toe loop combination for his final jumping sequence. Kondratiuk earned a free skate score of 165.29 points and earned a total competition score of 250.08 points for the silver medal.
Fifth after the short program, 2020 World Junior champion Andrei Mozalev landed a quad Salchow, although under-rotated, at the start of his performance and then successfully completed a quad toe loop-triple toe loop combination, a triple loop, and a triple axel-double toe loop combination. The 18-year-old from St. Petersburg also landed a quad toe loop, a triple axel, and a double Lutz-Euler-triple Salchow combination in his routine. Mozalev received a score of 161.29 points for the presentation and earned a total competition result of 234.05 points, enough for the bronze medal.
- Petr Gumennik (RUS) – 263.14
- Mark Kondratiuk (RUS) – 250.08
- Andrei Mozalev (RUS) – 234.05
- Nika Egadze (GEO) – 223.65
- Ivan Shmuratko (UKR) – 208.66
- Aleksandr Selevko (EST) – 201.03
- Mihhail Selevko (EST) – 200.08
- Georgii Reshtenko (CZE) – 190.12
- Mikhail Shaidorov (KAZ) – 187.07
- Dias Jirenbayev (KAZ) – 179.02
- Valtter Virtanen (FIN) – 177.47
- Rakhat Bralin (KAZ) – 151.15
Ice Dance; Final Results:
- Anastasia SKOPTSOVA / Kirill ALESHIN (RUS) – 195.06
- Alexandra NAZAROVA / Maxim NIKITIN (UKR) – 188.64
- Elizaveta KHUDAIBERDIEVA / Egor BAZIN (RUS) – 186.80
- Viktoria SEMENJUK / Ilya YUKHIMUK (BLR) – 156.26
- Marie DUPAYAGE / Thomas NABAIS (FRA) – 149.90
- Lou TERREAUX / Noe PERRON (FRA) – 145.73
- Gaukhar NAURYZOVA / Boyisangur DATIEV (KAZ) – 130.10