Final results of junior events at the fifth stage of the Cup of Russia series

The final events culminated today in Perm at the fifth, and last, stage of this season’s Cup of Russia series – the junior women’s and junior men’s disciplines were the last to present their free skate programs and claim their awards. Having finished in fourth place at the first stage of the series, Victoria MorozovaContinue reading “Final results of junior events at the fifth stage of the Cup of Russia series”

Lyubov Rubtsova leads junior women after short program at the fifth stage of the Cup of Russia series

At the fifth, and final, stage of this season’s Cup of Russia series, this weekend sees the finale of the senior events and the beginning of the junior women’s and junior men’s disciplines. Another up-and-coming starlet of Eteri Tutberidze’s team at Khrustalny, Lyubov Rubtsova captured first place in the junior women’s short program event. LyubovContinue reading “Lyubov Rubtsova leads junior women after short program at the fifth stage of the Cup of Russia series”

Sofia Muravieva wins fifth stage of the Cup of Russia series

At the fifth stage of this season’s Cup of Russia series in Perm, two of the world’s best international junior level figure skaters performed triple axels and quads – Sofia Muravieva winning the short program event and Adelia Petrosian topping the standings in the free skate event – but Muravieva successfully defended her seventeen-point leadContinue reading “Sofia Muravieva wins fifth stage of the Cup of Russia series”

Sofia Muravieva lands triple axel and leads after short program at fifth stage of the Cup of Russia series

This week, Perm is hosting the fifth stage of this season’s Cup of Russia series – a less star-studded series compared to last season when major international competitions were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic – but Russia’s younger figure skaters continue proving that the country’s future is not just bright, but possibly capable ofContinue reading “Sofia Muravieva lands triple axel and leads after short program at fifth stage of the Cup of Russia series”

Sofia Samodelkina wins at fourth stage of the Cup of Russia series

The fourth stage of this season’s Cup of Russia series has been taking place throughout this week in Kazan – winner of the senior women’s event at the previous stage, 14-year-old figure skater Sofia Samodelkina attempted two quads and celebrated a second consecutive gold medal. Leader after the short program by about twelve points, SamodelkinaContinue reading “Sofia Samodelkina wins at fourth stage of the Cup of Russia series”

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”