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

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 internationalContinue reading “Kamila Valieva shatters another world record; Anastasia Mishina and Aleksandr Galliamov become European champions”

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

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

Russian selections for 2022 European Championships announced

The Figure Skating Federation of Russia announced the figure skaters who will participate at the 2022 European Figure Skating Championships – scheduled to take place from January 10 to 16 in Tallinn, Estonia. Women Kamila ValievaAlexandra TrusovaAnna Shcherbakova Men Mark KondratiukMikhail KolyadaEvgeni Semenenko Pairs Anastasia Mishina & Aleksandr GalliamovAleksandra Boikova & Dmitrii KozlovskiiEvgenia Tarasova &Continue reading “Russian selections for 2022 European Championships announced”

Kamila Valieva dominates again; Anastasia Mishina and Aleksandr Galliamov capture gold at Russian Figure Skating Championships

On Saturday, the final sets of medals were decided at the 2022 Russian Figure Skating Championships in Saint Petersburg – with the must-see women’s free skate event delivering multiple quadruple jumps and making triple axels seem ordinary, while the pairs showed why Russia is at the forefront of the discipline. 2020 World Junior champion KamilaContinue reading “Kamila Valieva dominates again; Anastasia Mishina and Aleksandr Galliamov capture gold at Russian Figure Skating Championships”

Evgeni Semenenko leads after short program; reigning World champions lead pairs’ and ice dance disciplines at Russian Nationals

The Russian Figure Skating Championships kicked off in Saint Petersburg on Thursday with the men’s, the ice dance, and the pairs’ disciplines – Evgeni Semenenko presented a clean short program and leads a close men’s competition, while the favorites are at the top of the standings in the pairs’ and ice dance events. Last season’sContinue reading “Evgeni Semenenko leads after short program; reigning World champions lead pairs’ and ice dance disciplines at Russian Nationals”

Kamila Valieva breaks more world records, Morisi Kvitelashvili wins first ISU Grand Prix Series gold medal in Russia

During the sixth, and final, stage of this season’s International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix Series in Russia – the 2021 Rostelecom Cup – world records were shattered, a first time winner was found in the men’s event, and reigning world champions dominantly secured their places at next month’s ISU Grand Prix Final in Japan.Continue reading “Kamila Valieva breaks more world records, Morisi Kvitelashvili wins first ISU Grand Prix Series gold medal in Russia”

Shoma Uno lands four quads to run away with NHK Trophy title, Kaori Sakamoto takes gold in women’s event

On the second day of the fourth stage of this season’s International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix series in Japan – the 2021 NHK Trophy – none of the medal positions changed from the short programs as Japanese figure skaters won gold in the men’s and women’s disciplines, while Russian figure skaters took gold inContinue reading “Shoma Uno lands four quads to run away with NHK Trophy title, Kaori Sakamoto takes gold in women’s event”

Shoma Uno leads at NHK Trophy after short program, Kaori Sakamoto first as no Russians in women’s event

At the fourth stage of this season’s International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix series in Japan – the 2021 NHK Trophy, Japanese figure skaters performed well in their home event – taking the lead in both the men’s and women’s disciplines. Following the withdrawal, due to an injury, by Yuzuru Hanyu – the top remainingContinue reading “Shoma Uno leads at NHK Trophy after short program, Kaori Sakamoto first as no Russians in women’s event”

Mishina and Galliamov win gold at Finlandia Trophy

At the International Skating Union (ISU) Challenger Series competition in Finland – the 2021 Finlandia Trophy, reigning World champions Anastasia Mishina and Aleksandr Galliamov won the pairs free skate event and rose from second place after the short program to claim their first title of the season. Mishina and Galliamov: Tarasova and Morozov: Cain-Gribble andContinue reading “Mishina and Galliamov win gold at Finlandia Trophy”

Mishina and Galliamov win pairs event, extend Russia’s lead at World Team Trophy

The pairs’ discipline at the 2021 World Team Trophy ended on Saturday and Russia continued their dominance on the quest to win the country’s first ever title in this competition. Newly crowned World champions three weeks ago, Anastasia Mishina and Aleksandr Galliamov opened their free skate program with a side-by-side triple Salchow-Euler-triple Salchow combination andContinue reading “Mishina and Galliamov win pairs event, extend Russia’s lead at World Team Trophy”