Tuktamysheva, Aliev test positive for COVID-19; Kolyada, Guliakova also withdraw from 5th stage

The Figure Skating Federation of Russia announced that 2015 World and European champion Elizaveta Tuktamysheva has tested positive for the coronavirus and will miss the fifth stage of the Cup of Russia series this weekend. Russian news agency TASS report that the General Director of the federation Alexander Kogan confirmed that the teammates of TuktamyshevaContinue reading “Tuktamysheva, Aliev test positive for COVID-19; Kolyada, Guliakova also withdraw from 5th stage”

Tuktamysheva said she will try quad at Nationals

Russian sports news website Championat published an interview with 2015 World and European champion Elizaveta Tuktamysheva. In the interview, the 25-year-old figure skater said she will try a quad toe loop at the National Championship at the end of December. “I do not jump a lot, so far about 30% of attempts are successful becauseContinue reading “Tuktamysheva said she will try quad at Nationals”

Tuktamysheva wins Rostelecom Cup

Elizaveta Tuktamysheva landed two triple axels and presented two outstanding programs in Moscow for her first ISU Grand Prix series victory since the 2018 Skate Canada. Former World and European champion Tuktamysheva landed her opening triple axel-double toe loop combination; the 23-year-old figure skater held on to another triple axel, landed a triple Lutz, andContinue reading “Tuktamysheva wins Rostelecom Cup”

Tuktamysheva is only lady planning triple axel; Trusova – 3 quads, Shcherbakova – 1

According to the released planned program content, Elizaveta Tuktamysheva will be the only lady attempting a triple axel and Alexandra Trusova is planning three quadruple jumps at the 2020 Rostelecom Cup. Tuktamysheva is widely known for her good jumping technique and ability to land the triple axel. She is planning a triple axel in theContinue reading “Tuktamysheva is only lady planning triple axel; Trusova – 3 quads, Shcherbakova – 1”

Schedule and skaters at Ice Star and Trophée Romand

On the last weekend of October, due to the cancellation of the Canadian stage of the ISU Grand Prix series, all eyes will be on the the smaller international figure skating competition Ice Star in Belarus. Headlined by Alexei Mishin’s skaters – including 2019 European champion Sofia Samodurova & World and European Championship bronze medalistContinue reading “Schedule and skaters at Ice Star and Trophée Romand”