Andrei Mozalev leads European Championships; Anastasia Mishina and Aleksandr Galliamov set world record short program score

Andrei Mozalev at the 2022 European Figure Skating Championships on January 12, 2022 in Tallinn, Estonia. (Photo by Daniel Mihailescu/AFP via Getty Images)

The 2022 European Figure Skating Championships started on Wednesday in Tallinn, Estonia with the men’s and pairs’ disciplines kicking off the first Euros since 2020.

A late replacement for the injured Mikhail Kolyada, last Sunday, Andrei Mozalev was added to the European Championships and took the lead after the short program, ahead of his compatriots who were selected before him.

The 2020 World Junior champion – a competition that also took place in the Estonian capital – began his short program with a quad toe loop-triple toe loop combination, later landing a quad Salchow and a triple axel. The 18-year-old from Saint Petersburg received a career best 99.76 points for his performance.

Newly crowned Russian national champion Mark Kondratiuk also earned a new personal best short program score. Another 18-year-old, Kondratiuk completed a quad toe loop, a triple axel, and a quad Salchow-triple toe loop combination. He received a score of 99.06 points for his presentation.

Eighth at the 2021 World Championships, Evgeni Semenenko is less than a point behind the leader and just two hundredths of a point behind second place after the short program. The reigning Russian junior national champion and team member of the Russian squad that celebrated the victory at the World Team Trophy last season, Semenenko landed a quad toe loop-triple toe loop, a quad Salchow, and a triple axel – receiving a new personal best score of 99.04 points for his performance.

Results after short program:

  1. Andrei MOZALEV (RUS) – 99.76
  2. Mark KONDRATIUK (RUS) – 99.06
  3. Evgeni SEMENENKO (RUS) – 99.04
  4. Morisi KVITELASHVILI (GEO) – 92.76
  5. Daniel GRASSL (ITA) – 91.75
  6. Deniss VASILJEVS (LAT) – 90.24
  7. Vladimir LITVINTSEV (AZE) – 83.46
  8. Ivan SHMURATKO (UKR) – 82.13
  9. Gabriele FRANGIPANI (ITA) – 81.79
  10. Kevin AYMOZ (FRA) – 80.39
  11. Paul FENTZ (GER) – 76.76
  12. Nikolaj MEMOLA (ITA) – 73.98
  13. Lukas BRITSCHGI (SUI) – 72.96
  14. Nikita STAROSTIN (GER) – 72.12
  15. Michal BREZINA (CZE) – 71.60
  16. Maurizio ZANDRON (AUT) – 70.75
  17. Arlet LEVANDI (EST) – 70.04
  18. Konstantin MILYUKOV (BLR) – 69.10
  19. Slavik HAYRAPETYAN (ARM) – 67.75
  20. Valtter VIRTANEN (FIN) – 67.34
  21. Davide LEWTON BRAIN (MON) – 67.31
  22. Burak DEMIRBOGA (TUR) – 67.30
  23. Kornel WITKOWSKI (POL) – 66.26
  24. Tomas-Llorenc GUARINO SABATE (ESP) – 66.20

Did not qualify for free skate:

  1. Adam HAGARA (SVK) – 65.23
  2. Graham NEWBERRY (GBR) – 64.49
  3. Matyas BELOHRADSKY (CZE) – 64.38
  4. Nika EGADZE (GEO) – 63.60
  5. Daniels KOCKERS (LAT) – 56.10
  6. Conor STAKELUM (IRL) – 56.00
  7. Jari KESSLER (CRO) – 55.82
  8. Andras CSERNOCH (HUN) – 54.88
  9. Larry LOUPOLOVER (BUL) – 45.67

Judges’ Scores


Anastasia Mishina and Aleksandr Galliamov at the 2022 European Figure Skating Championships on January 12, 2022 in Tallinn, Estonia. (Photo by Jurij Kodrun/International Skating Union via Getty Images)

In the pairs’ discipline, Russian figure skaters also swept the top three podium positions after the short program – led by Anastasia Mishina and Aleksandr Galliamov, who set a new world record short program score.

The reigning World champions began their performance with a a level three triple twist lift and then completed superb jumps – a triple flip throw and side-by-side triple Salchows. They left room for an even higher score in the future, as their step sequence was deemed a level three rating as well. Nevertheless, Mishina and Galliamov earned a score of 82.36 points – beating Aleksandra Boikova’s and Dmitrii Kozlovskii’s 82.34 points from the 2020 European Championships.

Two-time European champions Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov began their short program presentation with side-by-side triple toe loops and later completed a level four triple twist lift and a triple loop throw. They also received level four rating on all of their other elements. Even though the base value of their elements was larger, Tarasova and Morozov received a lesser grade on the execution and a lower program component score – they received a new personal best result of 81.58 points.

Defending European champions Boikova and Kozlovskii started their short program routine with planned side-by-side triple Salchows but Boikova doubled her attempt – costing valuable points in a close battle for the victory against fellow compatriots. They finished off their program well but are third heading into the free skate event with a score of 76.26 points.

Results after short program:

  1. Anastasia MISHINA / Aleksandr GALLIAMOV (RUS) – 82.36 (WR)
  2. Evgenia TARASOVA / Vladimir MOROZOV (RUS) – 81.58
  3. Aleksandra BOIKOVA / Dmitrii KOZLOVSKII (RUS) – 76.26
  4. Rebecca GHILARDI / Filippo AMBROSINI (ITA) – 62.76
  5. Minerva Fabienne HASE / Nolan SEEGERT (GER) – 62.21
  6. Karina SAFINA / Luka BERULAVA (GEO) – 61.93
  7. Ioulia CHTCHETININA / Mark MAGYAR (HUN) – 60.96
  8. Laura BARQUERO / Marco ZANDRON (ESP) – 60.65
  9. Bogdana LUKASHEVICH / Alexander STEPANOV (BLR) – 58.80
  10. Sara CONTI / Niccolo MACII (ITA) – 56.28
  11. Maria PAVLOVA / Balazs NAGY (HUN) – 56.24
  12. Camille KOVALEV / Pavel KOVALEV (FRA) – 56.04
  13. Annika HOCKE / Robert KUNKEL (GER) – 55.17
  14. Sofiia HOLICHENKO / Artem DARENSKYI (UKR) – 55.15
  15. Jelizaveta ZUKOVA / Martin BIDAR (CZE) – 54.40
  16. Lana PETRANOVIC / Antonio SOUZA KORDEIRU (CRO) – 52.78

Did not qualify for free skate:

  1. Coline KERIVEN / Noel-Antoine PIERRE (FRA) – 51.79
  2. Anastasia VAIPAN-LAW / Luke DIGBY (GBR) – 51.11
  3. Letizia ROSCHER / Luis SCHUSTER (GER) – 48.77
  4. Milania VAANANEN / Mikhail AKULOV (FIN) – 46.34
  5. Daria DANILOVA / Michel TSIBA (NED) – 36.86

Judges’ Scores

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