Kamila Valieva leads Russian women’s podium sweep; Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov repeat as European champions

On the final competition day of the 2022 European Figure Skating Championships, Russia claimed two more gold medals – winning all four disciplines – including a podium sweep by the women and a one-two by the ice dancers. In her first competition as Russian national champion, 15-year-old Kamila Valieva captured the European title in herContinue reading “Kamila Valieva leads Russian women’s podium sweep; Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov repeat as European champions”

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”

Alexandra Trusova on Russian morning television show

2021 World bronze medalist Alexandra Trusova appeared on the Russian morning television show Good Morning. The 17-year-old figure skater answered short and simple questions in which Trusova revealed that she has begun training after an injury and is preparing for the upcoming Russian Championships. Translation of the interview to English; video from Channel One below:Continue reading “Alexandra Trusova on Russian morning television show”

Alexandra Trusova withdraws from NHK Trophy

Next weekend, Japan will host the fourth stage of this season’s International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix series – the 2021 NHK Trophy; however, 2021 World bronze medalist Alexandra Trusova will not participate. The Russian figure skater did not fly to Tokyo this weekend, as she is recovering from an injury, and will withdraw fromContinue reading “Alexandra Trusova withdraws from NHK Trophy”

Alexandra Trusova lands one quad and wins at 2021 Skate America

Two-time World Junior champion and 2021 World silver medalist Alexandra Trusova began her free skate routine with a successful quad Lutz – the toughest of the quad jumps – and won gold at the first stage of this season’s International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix series, the 2021 Skate America. Skating to music from theContinue reading “Alexandra Trusova lands one quad and wins at 2021 Skate America”

Alexandra Trusova leads at the 2021 Skate America after short program

At the first stage of the International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix series event – the 2021 Skate America, Russian women unsurprisingly took the first three positions in the short program. 2021 World bronze medalist Alexandra Trusova was the top performer. Skating to music from the film Frida, Trusova began her routine with a doubleContinue reading “Alexandra Trusova leads at the 2021 Skate America after short program”

Alexandra Trusova leads after short program at first stage of Cup of Russia

At the first stage of this season’s Cup of Russia series, 2021 World bronze medalist Alexandra Trusova took part in a competition for the second time within a week. The two-time World Junior champion began her short program performance with an unsuccessful triple axel attempt but completed the next two jumping sequences – a tripleContinue reading “Alexandra Trusova leads after short program at first stage of Cup of Russia”

Alexandra Trusova wins at U.S. International Classic

Two-time World Junior champion Alexandra Trusova attempted four quads at the U.S. International Figure Skating Classic in Norwood, Massachusetts and ended up as the winner of the competition. The 17-year-old Russian figure skater fell on her opening quad Salchow but landed her following quad Salchow. After a double axel-triple toe loop combination, Trusova doubled aContinue reading “Alexandra Trusova wins at U.S. International Classic”

Alexandra Trusova leads at U.S. Classic after short program

In her first competition of the season, the 2021 U.S. International Classic, two-time World Junior champion Alexandra Trusova attempted a triple axel in the short program and holds the lead as she’s next expected to deliver a quad-filled free skate tomorrow. The 17-year-old Russian fell on the axel attempt but successfully completed a triple flipContinue reading “Alexandra Trusova leads at U.S. Classic after short program”