Mikhail Kolyada withdraws from European Championships

The Figure Skating Federation of Russia announced a major withdrawal from next week’s 2022 European Championships in Tallinn, Estonia – Mikhail Kolyada will not be able to take part due to an injury. According to the report, the two-time European bronze medalist Kolyada sustained an injury during training. Coach Tatiana Mishina told Match TV thatContinue reading “Mikhail Kolyada withdraws from European Championships”

Russian selections for 2022 European Championships announced

The Figure Skating Federation of Russia announced the figure skaters who will participate at the 2022 European Figure Skating Championships – scheduled to take place from January 10 to 16 in Tallinn, Estonia. Women Kamila ValievaAlexandra TrusovaAnna Shcherbakova Men Mark KondratiukMikhail KolyadaEvgeni Semenenko Pairs Anastasia Mishina & Aleksandr GalliamovAleksandra Boikova & Dmitrii KozlovskiiEvgenia Tarasova &Continue reading “Russian selections for 2022 European Championships announced”

Mikhail Kolyada brings back last season’s free skate program

2018 World bronze medalist and three-time Russian national champion Mikhail Kolyada will bring back last season’s free skate program moving forward – skating to Nureyev, from The White Crow, by Ilan Eshkeri and performed by Lisa Batiashvili. The program is choreographed by Ilia Averbukh. Kolyada’s coach Alexei Mishin told Russia’s Match TV, “When we startedContinue reading “Mikhail Kolyada brings back last season’s free skate program”

Yuzuru Hanyu takes command of the highly anticipated men’s event at Worlds

Two-time Olympic gold medalist and two-time World champion Yuzuru Hanyu was just about five points off from his world record short program score today but what he delivered was enough to take the lead in the men’s event at the 2021 World Figure Skating Championships. The 26-year-old Japanese figure skater landed a quad Salchow toContinue reading “Yuzuru Hanyu takes command of the highly anticipated men’s event at Worlds”

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”

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”

Kolyada wins Rostelecom Cup

Former World and European Championship bronze medalist Mikhail Kolyada changed his coach to Alexei Mishin this offseason, after having worked with Valentina Chebotareva since the age of five, and already¬†won¬†the third stage of the Cup of Russia series in Sochi this season, as well as the Ice Star competition in Belarus in October. Kolyada beganContinue reading “Kolyada wins Rostelecom Cup”

Kolyada wins Ice Star

After not having participated in competitions for nineteen months, 25-year-old Mikhail Kolyada won his second consecutive gold medal in the span of a week. The former World and European Championship medalist landed his opening quad toe loop-triple toe loop combination and the next quad toe loop attempt. Kolyada made mistakes on the next jumps butContinue reading “Kolyada wins Ice Star”

Kolyada leads Ice Star after short program

Undoubtedly the favorite at Ice Star in Minsk, 25-year-old World and European Championship medalist Mikhail Kolyada leads the men’s event after the short program. Kolyada landed his opening quad toe loop-triple toe loop combination and a triple a triple axel on his way to a no-negative GOE performance. With a total program component score inContinue reading “Kolyada leads Ice Star after short program”

Kolyada lands quad Lutz-triple toe loop in practice

World and European Championship medalist Mikhail Kolyada, who made his return to competition this past weekend in Sochi – after a nineteen month absence, landed a quadruple Lutz-triple toe loop combination in practice. This was posted by the Instagram account of the figure skating club StartIce, at Yubileyny Sports Palace in St. Petersburg. Last weekend,Continue reading “Kolyada lands quad Lutz-triple toe loop in practice”