Evgeni Semenenko replaces Mikhail Kolyada on 2022 Winter Olympic team

The Figure Skating Federation of Russia announced on Tuesday that Mikhail Kolyada will not take part in the upcoming 2022 Winter Olympics and will be replaced by Evgeni Semenenko. This comes following a positive COVID-19 test result by Kolyada prior to leaving for the pre-Olympic training camp in Krasnoyarsk. Kolyada is a three-time Russian nationalContinue reading “Evgeni Semenenko replaces Mikhail Kolyada on 2022 Winter Olympic team”

Russian Olympic figure skating team announced

The Figure Skating Federation of Russia announced the composition of the Russian Olympic figure skating team that will take part at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China. Women: Kamila Valieva, Anna Shcherbakova, Alexandra TrusovaAlternates: Elizaveta Tuktamysheva, Maya Khromykh Men: Mark Kondratiuk, Andrei Mozalev, Mikhail KolyadaAlternates: Evgeni Semenenko (added January 25, 2022), Petr Gumennik Pairs:Continue reading “Russian Olympic figure skating team announced”

Schedule and participants for the 2022 Russian Junior Figure Skating Championships

The 2022 Russian Junior Figure Skating Championships take place from January 18 to 22 in Saransk, Russia – the capital of the Republic of Mordovia. 14-year-old Sofia Akateva and pairs skaters 16-year-old Iuliia Artemeva and 20-year-old Mikhail Nazarychev will be the two entries defending last year’s junior national titles. Additionally, a number of the participants took partContinue reading “Schedule and participants for the 2022 Russian Junior Figure Skating Championships”

Mark Kondratiuk wins 2022 European title; Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov lead after rhythm dance in Tallinn

The 2022 European Figure Skating Championships continued on Friday in Tallinn, Estonia and determined a new champion in the men’s discipline, as well as began the ice dance event with the favorites securely in the top three. Fresh off of his victory at the Russian Championships last month, 18-year-old Mark Kondratiuk performed two personal bestContinue reading “Mark Kondratiuk wins 2022 European title; Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov lead after rhythm dance in Tallinn”

Kamila Valieva shatters another world record; Anastasia Mishina and Aleksandr Galliamov become European champions

The women’s discipline began the second competition day of the 2022 European Figure Skating Championships – filled with a new world record and surprising results in the medal positions – followed by the culmination of the Russian-dominated pairs’ discipline. 15-year-old Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva continued her undefeated and record-breaking debut season on the internationalContinue reading “Kamila Valieva shatters another world record; Anastasia Mishina and Aleksandr Galliamov become European champions”

Andrei Mozalev leads European Championships; Anastasia Mishina and Aleksandr Galliamov set world record short program score

The 2022 European Figure Skating Championships started on Wednesday in Tallinn, Estonia with the men’s and pairs’ disciplines kicking off the first Euros since 2020. A late replacement for the injured Mikhail Kolyada, last Sunday, Andrei Mozalev was added to the European Championships and took the lead after the short program, ahead of his compatriotsContinue reading “Andrei Mozalev leads European Championships; Anastasia Mishina and Aleksandr Galliamov set world record short program score”

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”

Ksenia Tsibinova switches to pairs skating

It was reported in the Russian media and later confirmed by Ksenia Tsibinova that the figure skater has switched from singles skating to pairs skating. According to the 17-year-old, she has joined Nina Mozer’s team and will train with Filipp Tarasov and Dmitry Zobnin. Recently, CSKA coach Sergei Davydov mentioned that Tsibinova told him ifContinue reading “Ksenia Tsibinova switches to pairs skating”

Adeliia Petrosian’s interview with Russia’s Match TV

14-year-old Russian figure skater Adeliia Petrosian shined in her first Russian Championships on the senior level two weeks ago – completing two quad loops and placing fourth overall, only behind Kamila Valieva, Alexandra Trusova, and Anna Shcherbakova. Another up-and-coming star of Eteri Tutberidze’s Khrustalny team, Petrosian spoke to Russia’s Match TV about her experience atContinue reading “Adeliia Petrosian’s interview with Russia’s Match TV”

Egor Rukhin transfers from Eteri Tutberidze’s team to Angels of Plushenko

Russian sports news website Sport-Express reports that figure skater Egor Rukhin has left Eteri Tutberidze’s team at Khrustalny and has transferred to Evgeni Plushenko’s Angels of Plushenko. The 17-year-old figure skater began the 2021-2022 season at CSKA with Elena Buianova and medaled at two stages of the International Skating Union (ISU) Junior Grand Prix seriesContinue reading “Egor Rukhin transfers from Eteri Tutberidze’s team to Angels of Plushenko”