Maiia Khromykh leads after short program at Warsaw Cup

Maiia Khromykh at the Grand Prix of Italy on November 5, 2021 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Joosep Martinson/International Skating Union via Getty Images)

At this week’s International Skating Union (ISU) Challenger Series competition in Poland – the 2021 Warsaw Cup – 15-year-old Russian figure skater Maiia Khromykh did enough to take the lead of the women’s event after the short program.

Winner of the Budapest Trophy in October and silver medalist at the Grand Prix of Italy earlier this month, Khromykh began her short program routine with a double axel and then landed a triple flip. Skating to I’ll Take Care of You by Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa, Khromykh did not completed a planned triple-triple combination, instead settling for a triple Lutz-double toe loop combination. Nevertheless, the Russian woman received a score of 69.24 points for her presentation and holds first place heading into Saturday’s free skate event.

Finnish representative Jenni Saarinen achieved a new personal best short program score in Poland. The 22-year-old figure skater began her performance with a triple toe loop-triple toe loop combination, later completing a triple Salchow and a double axel. Saarinen received all positive grades of execution and earned a score of 68.71 points – beating her previous best score of 67.05 points from the recent Finlandia Trophy, in October.

Bronze medalist at last week’s ISU Challenger Series competition in Austria, Estonian figure skater Niina Petrokina delivered another impressive performance and is in third place again after the short program. Petrokina landed her opening double axel and completed her subsequent triple Lutz-triple toe loop combination, but received an under-rotation call on the toe loop. She landed a triple flip for her final jumping sequence, and received level four ratings on all of her spins and her step sequence. Petrokina earned a new personal best short program score of 64.92 points.

Results after short program:

  1. Maiia KHROMYKH (RUS) – 69.24
  2. Jenni SAARINEN (FIN) – 68.71
  3. Niina PETROKINA (EST) – 64.92
  4. Nicole SCHOTT (GER) – 63.03
  5. Gabrielle DALEMAN (CAN) – 61.57
  6. Ekaterina KURAKOVA (POL) – 61.20
  7. Emmi PELTONEN (FIN) – 60.79
  8. Lindsay THORNGREN (USA) – 60.75
  9. Anastasiia SHABOTOVA (UKR) – 59.95
  10. Natasha MCKAY (GBR) – 56.44
  11. Gabriella IZZO (USA) – 55.56
  12. Marilena KITROMILIS (CYP) – 54.77
  13. Niki WORIES (NED) – 54.32
  14. Alina URUSHADZE (GEO) – 54.11
  15. Kristina ISAEV (GER) – 52.11
  16. Nathalie WEINZIERL (GER) – 50.90
  17. Emilea ZINGAS (CYP) – 50.30
  18. Yelizaveta BABENKO (UKR) – 48.35
  19. Kristina SHKULETA-GROMOVA (EST) – 47.28
  20. Aleksandra GOLOVKINA (LTU) – 45.41
  21. Taylor MORRIS (ISR) – 44.67
  22. Elzbieta GABRYSZAK (POL) – 43.59
  23. Karolina BIALAS (POL) – 43.58
  24. Anastasia GOZHVA (UKR) – 42.95
  25. Julie FROETSCHER (FRA) – 42.63
  26. Nataly LANGERBAUR (EST) – 42.36
  27. Maia SORENSEN (DEN) – 42.06
  28. Natalia LERKA (POL) – 41.20
  29. Maral-Erdene GANSUKH (MGL) – 28.17

Judges’ Scores


Men, after short program:

  1. Sota YAMAMOTO (JPN) – 91.75
  2. Koshiro SHIMADA (JPN) – 90.55
  3. Petr GUMENNIK (RUS) – 88.24
  4. Daniel GRASSL (ITA) – 81.74
  5. Alexei BYCHENKO (ISR) – 79.35
  6. Lukas BRITSCHGI (SUI) – 79.34
  7. Alexey EROKHOV (RUS) – 77.41
  8. Irakli MAYSURADZE (GEO) – 76.86
  9. Ilya YABLOKOV (RUS) – 76.41
  10. Jimmy MA (USA) – 71.49
  11. Wesley CHIU (CAN) – 70.15
  12. Nikolaj MEMOLA (ITA) – 69.59
  13. Konstantin MILYUKOV (BLR) – 68.77
  14. Stephen GOGOLEV (CAN) – 67.80
  15. Nikolaj MAJOROV (SWE) – 67.02
  16. Kai JAGODA (GER) – 66.80
  17. Edrian Paul CELESTINO (PHI) – 66.58
  18. Kornel WITKOWSKI (POL) – 64.99
  19. Georgii RESHTENKO (CZE) – 64.30
  20. Ivan SHMURATKO (UKR) – 64.27
  21. Mark GORODNITSKY (ISR) – 63.90
  22. Paul FENTZ (GER) – 62.05
  23. Raffaele Francesco ZICH (ITA) – 61.96
  24. Eric SJOBERG (USA) – 60.33
  25. Yann FRECHON (FRA) – 55.67
  26. Jordan DODDS (AUS) – 54.58
  27. Milosz WITKOWSKI (POL) – 54.01
  28. Conor STAKELUM (IRL) – 52.25
  29. Thomas STOLL (GER) – 47.36
  30. Nikita KOVALENKO (ISR) – 44.95

Judges’ Scores


Pairs, after short program:

  1. Evgenia TARASOVA / Vladimir MOROZOV (RUS) – 79.76
  2. Alina PEPELEVA / Roman PLESHKOV (RUS) – 69.42
  3. Iasmina KADYROVA / Ivan BALCHENKO (RUS) – 67.53
  4. Anastasiia METELKINA / Daniil PARKMAN (GEO) – 62.70
  5. Chelsea LIU / Danny O’SHEA (USA) – 62.55
  6. Laura BARQUERO / Marco ZANDRON (ESP) – 62.41
  7. Jessica CALALANG / Brian JOHNSON (USA) – 61.69
  8. Elizaveta ZHUK / Martin BIDAR (CZE) – 60.88
  9. Sara CONTI / Niccolo MACII (ITA) – 59.68
  10. Lori-Ann MATTE / Thierry FERLAND (CAN) – 58.64
  11. Deanna STELLATO-DUDEK / Maxime DESCHAMPS (CAN) – 57.88
  12. Emily CHAN / Spencer Akira HOWE (USA) – 56.94
  13. Hailey KOPS / Evgeni KRASNOPOLSKI (ISR) – 56.54
  14. Daria DANILOVA / Michel TSIBA (NED) – 55.45
  15. Letizia ROSCHER / Luis SCHUSTER (GER) – 54.78
  16. Ekaterina IUROVA / Dmitry BUSHLANOV (BLR) – 53.64
  17. Dorota BRODA / Pedro BETEGON MARTIN (ESP) – 50.73
  18. Anastasia VAIPAN-LAW / Luke DIGBY (GBR) – 43.10
  19. Oceane PIEGAD / Remi BELMONTE (FRA) – 34.83
  20. Campbell YOUNG / Lachlan LEWER (AUS) – 32.36

Judges’ Scores

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