Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov win Cup of Russia first stage

At the first stage of this season’s Cup of Russia series, two-time Russian national champions Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov took their second victory of the season, having won the Cranberry Cup International last month. Final results Evgenia TARASOVA / Vladimir MOROZOV – 222.61 Yulia ARTEMIEVA / Mikhail NAZARYCHEV – 195.46 Karina AKOPOVA / NikitaContinue reading “Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov win Cup of Russia first stage”

Elizaveta Tuktamysheva wins first stage of Cup of Russia series

At the first stage of this season’s Cup of Russia series, in Syzran, former World champion and this year’s World silver medalist Elizaveta Tuktamysheva started her campaign to make the 2022 Winter Olympics by winning gold at her first competition of the new season. Following the withdrawal of Alexandra Trusova after the short program, TuktamyshevaContinue reading “Elizaveta Tuktamysheva wins first stage of Cup of Russia series”

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”

Khudaiberdieva and Bazin lead after rhythm dance at Cup of Russia

Last season, the Cup of Russia series was perhaps the highest-level and most anticipated competition in figure skating – this week, another season of the series began in Syzran with both the junior and senior ice dance disciplines performing on the first day. The second-year duo of Elizaveta Khudaiberdieva and Egor Bazin are the top-ratedContinue reading “Khudaiberdieva and Bazin lead after rhythm dance at Cup of Russia”

Elizaveta Osokina switches to pair skating

14-year-old Russian figure skater Elizaveta Osokina has left the CSKA team and is switching to pair skating. She will skate will Andrei Rud and train with Nina Mozer – best known for coaching 2014 Olympic gold medalists Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov, as well as 2014 Olympic silver medalists Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov. TheContinue reading “Elizaveta Osokina switches to pair skating”

Schedule and participants at the Cup of Russia Final

From February 27 through March 2, Moscow’s Megasport Sport Palace will be the home of the final of the 2020-2021 Cup of Russia series. This event serves as a qualifying event for the Russian national team to the 2021 World Figure Skating Championships in Sweden. Anna Shcherbakova, Mikhail Kolyada, Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov, asContinue reading “Schedule and participants at the Cup of Russia Final”

Shcherbakova and Trusova will not participate at Cup of Russia Final

The Figure Skating Federation of Russia released the preliminary list of participants who will take part in the final of the Cup of Russia series next week. Three-time Russian champion Anna Shcherbakova and two-time World Junior champion Alexandra Trusova were not included. This season, the Russian figure skating federation decided to change the selection processContinue reading “Shcherbakova and Trusova will not participate at Cup of Russia Final”

Kolyada will not compete at Cup of Russia Final

2018 World bronze medalist and three-time Russian champion Mikhail Kolyada will not participate at the final of the Cup of Russia series next week. The general director of the Figure Skating Federation of Russia, Alexander Kogan, informed Russian news agency TASS that Kolyada will instead take part in the International Challenge Cup in The Hague,Continue reading “Kolyada will not compete at Cup of Russia Final”

Stepanova and Bukin will not take part in Cup of Russia Final

Winners of the ice dance event at the Russian Championships this season, Alexandra Stepanova and Ivan Bukin have decided not to take part in the final of the Cup of Russia series later this month. The couple’s coach Irina Zhuk informed Russian news agency TASS that Stepanova and Bukin have already qualified to perform atContinue reading “Stepanova and Bukin will not take part in Cup of Russia Final”

Alexander Samarin will skip Cup of Russia Final

Former silver medalist at the European Championships, 22-year-old Alexander Samarin will skip the final of this season’s Cup of Russia series later this month. The figure skater’s coach at CSKA Moscow, Svetlana Sokolovskaya, told Russian news agency TASS that injuries are not part of the decision; however, Samarin needs to recover and get in shape.Continue reading “Alexander Samarin will skip Cup of Russia Final”