Kamila Valieva shatters another world record; Anastasia Mishina and Aleksandr Galliamov become European champions

Kamila Valieva at the 2022 European Figure Skating Championship on January 13, 2022 in Tallinn, Estonia. (Photo by Daniel Mihailescu/AFP via Getty Images)

The women’s discipline began the second competition day of the 2022 European Figure Skating Championships – filled with a new world record and surprising results in the medal positions – followed by the culmination of the Russian-dominated pairs’ discipline.

15-year-old Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva continued her undefeated and record-breaking debut season on the international senior level by taking first place after the women’s short program event. The 2020 World Junior and reigning national champion completed a triple axel, a triple flip, and a triple Lutz-triple toe loop combination in her routine to In Memoriam by Kirill Richter. Valieva received 90.45 points and broke the world record short program score, which she had set herself at the Rostelecom Cup this past November.

Fifth at the 2021 World Championships, Belgian representative Loena Hendrickx surprisingly placed second in the short program event. The 22-year-old performed a clean skate – landing a triple Lutz-triple toe loop combination, a double axel, and a triple flip, as well as receiving level four ratings on all of her spins and her step sequence – and earned a new personal best score of 76.25 points.

Two-time World Junior champion and 2021 World bronze medalist Alexandra Trusova attempted a triple axel to start her short program routine but fell. The 17-year-old Russian recovered after that and successfully completed a triple flip and a triple Lutz-triple toe loop combination. Trusova received a score of 75.13 points for her presentation and is currently in third position.

2021 World champion Anna Shcherbakova started her short program performance with a double axel and triple flip but later missed her combination attempt – falling on a triple Lutz and unable to complete the intended triple loop. The 17-year-old Russian figure skater received the second highest program component score of the event and earned a total short program score of 69.05 points – her lowest score since October 2019.

Results after short program

  1. Kamila VALIEVA (RUS) – 90.45 (WR)
  2. Loena HENDRICKX (BEL) – 76.25
  3. Alexandra TRUSOVA (RUS) – 75.13
  4. Anna SHCHERBAKOVA (RUS) – 69.05
  5. Ekaterina KURAKOVA (POL) – 67.47
  6. Anastasiia GUBANOVA (GEO) – 67.02
  7. Ekaterina RYABOVA (AZE) – 65.47
  8. Viktoriia SAFONOVA (BLR) – 63.07
  9. Alexia PAGANINI (SUI) – 62.32
  10. Lea SERNA (FRA) – 62.16
  11. Nicole SCHOTT (GER) – 61.86
  12. Olga MIKUTINA (AUT) – 60.16
  13. Eliska BREZINOVA (CZE) – 59.62
  14. Marina PIREDDA (ITA) – 59.53
  15. Eva-Lotta KIIBUS (EST) – 59.16
  16. Jenni SAARINEN (FIN) – 58.93
  17. Niina PETROKINA (EST) – 58.30
  18. Josefin TALJEGARD (SWE) – 58.24
  19. Natasha McKAY (GBR) – 57.07
  20. Alexandra FEIGIN (BUL) – 56.78
  21. Yasmine Kimiko YAMADA (SUI) – 56.54
  22. Regina SCHERMANN (HUN) – 54.43
  23. Lara Naki GUTMANN (ITA) – 52.94
  24. Aleksandra GOLOVKINA (LTU) – 52.63

Did not qualify for free skate:

  1. Anete LACE (LAT) – 49.75
  2. Oona OUNASVUORI (FIN) – 49.13
  3. Lindsay van ZUNDERT (NED) – 48.92
  4. Dasa GRM (SLO) – 47.85
  5. Antonina DUBININA (SRB) – 47.77
  6. Taylor MORRIS (ISR) – 46.60
  7. Linnea KILSAND (NOR) – 45.51
  8. Marilena KITROMILIS (CYP) – 44.03
  9. Alexandra Michaela FILCOVA (SVK) – 43.56
  10. Aldis Kara BERGSDOTTIR (ISL) – 42.23
  11. Sinem PEKDER (TUR) – 42.16
  12. Maia SORENSEN (DEN) – 40.93

Judges’ Scores


Anastasia Mishina and Aleksandr Galliamov at the 2022 European Figure Skating Championship on January 13, 2022 in Tallinn, Estonia. (Photo by Daniel Mihailescu/AFP via Getty Images)

World champions in their first appearance at the World Championships last season, Anastasia Mishina and Aleksandr Galliamov captured the European title at their first European Championships this week.

In the Russian-swept pairs discipline, Mishina and Galliamov broke all possible world records: the short program score, the free skate score, and the total competition score. The pair began their long program with side-by-side triple Salchow-Euler-triple Salchow combinations, a level four triple twist lift, and a triple flip throw before completing side-by-side triple toe loops and executing a triple loop throw at the end of the routine. They received a score of 157.46 points for their performance – which broke Wenjing Sui’s and Cong Han’s score of 155.60 points from the 2019 World Championships – and earned a total score of 239.82 points.

Two-time European champions Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov set new personal best scores on both days. Trailing the leaders by about a point after the short program, Tarasova and Morozov struggled on their opening side-by-side triple Salchows but were exceptional from that point on. The tenth-year partners successfully completed a level four triple twist lift, side-by-side triple toe loop-double toe loop-double toe loop combinations, and triple flip and triple loop throws. They received a free skate score of 154.85 points and earned a total competition score of 236.43 points – which had actually broken Sui’s and Han’s world record of 234.84 points from the 2019 World Championships before Mishina and Galliamov bested that score even more.

2020 European champions Aleksandra Boikova and Dmitrii Kozlovskii captured the bronze medals by a country mile. After a tough outing in the short program event, they presented a clean performance in the free skate event – landing side-by-side triple Salchows and triple toe loop-double toe loop-double toe loop combinations, as well as triple flip and triple loop throws. They received a season’s best score of 150.97 points and earned a total result of 227.43 points.

Final Results

  1. Anastasia MISHINA / Aleksandr GALLIAMOV (RUS) – 239.82 (WR) [SP: 82.36 (WR)|FS: 157.46 (WR)]
  2. Evgenia TARASOVA / Vladimir MOROZOV (RUS) – 236.43
  3. Aleksandra BOIKOVA / Dmitrii KOZLOVSKII (RUS) – 227.23
  4. Karina SAFINA / Luka BERULAVA (GEO) – 184.05
  5. Rebecca GHILARDI / Filippo AMBROSINI (ITA) – 178.90
  6. Ioulia CHTCHETININA / Mark MAGYAR (HUN) – 171.03
  7. Sara CONTI / Niccolo MACII (ITA) – 168.90
  8. Minerva Fabienne HASE / Nolan SEEGERT (GER) – 168.75
  9. Laura BARQUERO / Marco ZANDRON (ESP) – 168.40
  10. Bogdana LUKASHEVICH / Alexander STEPANOV (BLR) – 161.76
  11. Maria PAVLOVA / Balazs NAGY (HUN) – 161.32
  12. Jelizaveta ZUKOVA / Martin BIDAR (CZE) – 159.73
  13. Annika HOCKE / Robert KUNKEL (GER) – 156.91
  14. Camille KOVALEV / Pavel KOVALEV (FRA) – 156.55
  15. Sofiia HOLICHENKO / Artem DARENSKYI (UKR) – 147.61
  16. Lana PETRANOVIC / Antonio SOUZA KORDEIRU (CRO) – 143.24

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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