UPDATED: Veronika Zhilina suffered injury and withdrew from next ISU Junior Grand Prix event

13-year-old Russian figure skater Veronika Zhilina – who won the opening stage of this season’s International Skating Union (ISU) Junior Grand Prix series in Slovakia – suffered an injury and has withdrawn from this upcoming week’s Junior Grand Prix event in Poland. According to two-time Olympic gold medalist Evgeni Plushenko – who coached Zhilina atContinue reading “UPDATED: Veronika Zhilina suffered injury and withdrew from next ISU Junior Grand Prix event”

Adelia Petrosian wins Junior Grand Prix event in Russia

At the fifth stage of this season’s International Skating Union (ISU) Junior Grand Prix series, Adelia Petrosian celebrated Russia’s third consecutive victory and her second medal, having previously won bronze at the third stage. Leader after the short program, Petrosian began her free skate performance with a quad toe loop and then completed a tripleContinue reading “Adelia Petrosian wins Junior Grand Prix event in Russia”

Ilya Yablokov wins Junior Grand Prix event in Slovenia

At the fifth stage of the International Skating Union (ISU) Junior Grand Prix series, Ilya Yablokov won a third consecutive gold medal for Russia’s junior men – including his second medal, having won silver at the third stage. The 17-year-old Russian began his free skate with a quad loop and then landed a triple loop.Continue reading “Ilya Yablokov wins Junior Grand Prix event in Slovenia”

Adelia Petrosian leads ISU Junior Grand Prix in Slovenia after short program

At the fifth stage of this season’s International Skating Union (ISU) Junior Grand Prix series, Adelia Petrosian continued the Russian junior women’s dominance but this time the competition was way closer than in recent years. Petrosian landed her opening double axel and continued her performance without any errors. She also landed a triple flip andContinue reading “Adelia Petrosian leads ISU Junior Grand Prix in Slovenia after short program”

Sofya Akatyeva lands triple axel and three quads to win ISU Junior Grand Prix event in Russia

At the fourth stage of this season’s International Skating Union (ISU) Junior Grand Prix series, Russian figure skaters were able to compete for the second time – due to travel restrictions entering France for the first two stages because of COVID-19 – and swept all of the top positions in the junior women’s discipline again.Continue reading “Sofya Akatyeva lands triple axel and three quads to win ISU Junior Grand Prix event in Russia”

Gleb Lutfullin wins ISU Junior Grand Prix event in Russia

In the second International Skating Union (ISU) Junior Grand Prix event where Russians participated – it’s a second gold-and-silver medals for Russian figure skaters. 17-year-old Gleb Lutfullin began his free skate program with three quads – a toe loop, a Salchow in a combination with a double toe loop, and then another Salchow. He alsoContinue reading “Gleb Lutfullin wins ISU Junior Grand Prix event in Russia”

Sofya Akatyeva leads after short program at Junior Grand Prix event in Russia

Reigning Russian junior national champion Sofya Akatyeva began her performance at the International Skating Union (ISU) Junior Grand Prix event in Krasnoyarsk, Russia with a triple axel-triple toe loop combination and leads the competition after the short program. Skating to Clouds, The Mind on the (Re)Wind by Ezio Bosso, the 14-year-old Akatyeva also landed aContinue reading “Sofya Akatyeva leads after short program at Junior Grand Prix event in Russia”

Artem Kovalev leads after Junior Grand Prix event in Russia

At the International Skating Union (ISU) Junior Grand Prix competition in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, a winner of two stages of last season’s Cup of Russia series Artem Kovalev won the junior men’s short program event and leads a trio of Russians at the top heading into the free skate event tomorrow. The 18-year-old representative of theContinue reading “Artem Kovalev leads after Junior Grand Prix event in Russia”

Veronika Zhilina lands three quads and wins Junior Grand Prix event in Slovakia

Russian figure skater Veronika Zhilina culminated the International Skating Union (ISU) Junior Grand Prix series event in Slovakia by landing three quadruple jumps and winning the gold medal. The 13-year-old was second after the short program and began her free skate with a double axel, followed by two quads – a Salchow and then aContinue reading “Veronika Zhilina lands three quads and wins Junior Grand Prix event in Slovakia”

Kirill Sarnovskiy wins at Junior Grand Prix event in Slovakia

After two dominant stages of the International Skating Union (ISU) Junior Grand Prix series by American figure skaters, the tide seems to have turned and the return of Russians has brought in new favorites. The first set of medals at the third stage of the series, in Kosice, Slovakia, were awarded in the junior men’sContinue reading “Kirill Sarnovskiy wins at Junior Grand Prix event in Slovakia”