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”

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”