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of this season’s International Skating Union (ISU) Junior Grand Prix series in Slovakia – suffered an injury and has withdrawn from this upcoming week’s Junior Grand Prix event in Poland.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”

Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov win Cup of Russia first stage

At the first stage of this season’s Cup of Russia series, two-time Russian national champions Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov took their second victory of the season, having won the Cranberry Cup International last month. Final results Evgenia TARASOVA / Vladimir MOROZOV – 222.61 Yulia ARTEMIEVA / Mikhail NAZARYCHEV – 195.46 Karina AKOPOVA / NikitaContinue reading “Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov win Cup of Russia first stage”

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”

Elizaveta Tuktamysheva wins first stage of Cup of Russia series

At the first stage of this season’s Cup of Russia series, in Syzran, former World champion and this year’s World silver medalist Elizaveta Tuktamysheva started her campaign to make the 2022 Winter Olympics by winning gold at her first competition of the new season. Following the withdrawal of Alexandra Trusova after the short program, TuktamyshevaContinue reading “Elizaveta Tuktamysheva wins first stage of Cup of Russia series”

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”

Alexandra Trusova leads after short program at first stage of Cup of Russia

At the first stage of this season’s Cup of Russia series, 2021 World bronze medalist Alexandra Trusova took part in a competition for the second time within a week. The two-time World Junior champion began her short program performance with an unsuccessful triple axel attempt but completed the next two jumping sequences – a tripleContinue reading “Alexandra Trusova leads after short program at first stage of Cup of Russia”

Khudaiberdieva and Bazin lead after rhythm dance at Cup of Russia

Last season, the Cup of Russia series was perhaps the highest-level and most anticipated competition in figure skating – this week, another season of the series began in Syzran with both the junior and senior ice dance disciplines performing on the first day. The second-year duo of Elizaveta Khudaiberdieva and Egor Bazin are the top-ratedContinue reading “Khudaiberdieva and Bazin lead after rhythm dance at Cup of Russia”

Elizabet Tursynbaeva retires

2019 World silver medalist Elizabet Tursynbaeva announced on Instagram that she has decided to retire from competitive figure skating because of ongoing issues with injuries. Tursynbaeva wrote, “Dear fans, I decided to end my career as a professional athlete. It is not easy for me to share this news with you… Many of you knowContinue reading “Elizabet Tursynbaeva retires”

Alexandra Trusova wins at U.S. International Classic

Two-time World Junior champion Alexandra Trusova attempted four quads at the U.S. International Figure Skating Classic in Norwood, Massachusetts and ended up as the winner of the competition. The 17-year-old Russian figure skater fell on her opening quad Salchow but landed her following quad Salchow. After a double axel-triple toe loop combination, Trusova doubled aContinue reading “Alexandra Trusova wins at U.S. International Classic”