Akatyeva lands two quads to win 4th stage of the Cup of Russia

13-year-old Sofya Akatyeva performed a triple axel-triple toe loop combination in the short program and two quadruple toe loops in the free skate on her way to win the junior ladies’ event at the fourth stage of the Cup of Russia series in Kazan. Akatyeva was first after the short program by nine points –Continue reading “Akatyeva lands two quads to win 4th stage of the Cup of Russia”

Mishina and Galliamov win pairs event in Kazan

Former World Junior champions Anastasia Mishina and Aleksandr Galliamov were the leaders after the short program. They opened their free skate performance with two quick triple throws and a side-by-side triple Salchow-Euler-triple Salchow combination. Skating to music by Queen, the pair also landed a side-by-side triple toe loop and completed a technically sound routine. TheyContinue reading “Mishina and Galliamov win pairs event in Kazan”

Skoptsova and Aleshin win ice dance event in Kazan

2018 World Junior champions Anastasia Skoptsova and Kirill Aleshin won the ice dance event at the fourth stage of the Cup of Russia series in Kazan. Leaders after the rhythm dance by about sixteen points over the closest competitors, 20-year-old Skoptsova and 23-year-old Aleshin performed their free dance program to music from the film FiftyContinue reading “Skoptsova and Aleshin win ice dance event in Kazan”

Trusova wins second gold medal at Cup of Russia

Two-time World Junior champion and winner of the second stage of the Cup of Russia series last month, Alexandra Trusova delivered two outstanding performances at the fourth stage of the series in Kazan to win her second consecutive gold medal this season. The 16-year-old had officially planned to attempt three quad jumps. She landed herContinue reading “Trusova wins second gold medal at Cup of Russia”

Semenenko wins men’s event at the 4th stage of the Cup of Russia

17-year-old Evgeny Semenenko maintained his lead from the short program to win the men’s event at the fourth stage of the Cup of Russia series in Kazan. Leader after the short program by over five points against the nearest competitor, 17-year-old Semenenko began his free skate with a good quad Salchow. Performing the routine toContinue reading “Semenenko wins men’s event at the 4th stage of the Cup of Russia”

Semenenko leads the men after the short program in Kazan

17-year-old Evgeny Semenenko, from Alexei Mishin’s school, delivered the best short program at the fourth stage of the Cup of Russia in Kazan and received the top score. Skating to the Russian song Gorod kotorogo net (A Town That Doesn’t Exist), Semenenko began his short program with a quad Salchow and then landed a tripleContinue reading “Semenenko leads the men after the short program in Kazan”

Kostornaia leads in Kazan after short program

2020 European champion Alena Kostornaia finally made her highly anticipated season’s debut at the fourth stage of the Cup of Russia series in Kazan. Skating her short program to music from Billie Eilish, the 17-year-old figure skater did not attempt a triple axel but rather landed a clean opening double axel. She then landed aContinue reading “Kostornaia leads in Kazan after short program”