Kirill Sarnovskiy wins at Junior Grand Prix event in Slovakia

After two dominant stages of the International Skating Union (ISU) Junior Grand Prix series by American figure skaters, the tide seems to have turned and the return of Russians has brought in new favorites. The first set of medals at the third stage of the series, in Kosice, Slovakia, were awarded in the junior men’sContinue reading “Kirill Sarnovskiy wins at Junior Grand Prix event in Slovakia”

Russian women dominate short program at Junior Grand Prix event

Russian figure skaters could not participate in the first two stages of the International Skating Union (ISU) Junior Grand Prix series due to restrictions for Russian citizens entering France because of COVID-19; this week, the Russians have returned and have done so impressively in Slovakia. In the junior women’s event, 15-year-old Sofia Muravieva, who trainsContinue reading “Russian women dominate short program at Junior Grand Prix event”

Evgenia Medvedeva enters Moscow State University

On September 1, two-time Olympic silver medalist, as well as two-time World and European champion, Evgenia Medvedeva announced on Instagram that she has entered the Moscow State University. The 21-year-old also revealed that she was accepted into the Graduate School of Cultural Policy and Humanitarian Management. September 1 is known to as Knowledge Day inContinue reading “Evgenia Medvedeva enters Moscow State University”

Talalaikina to compete for Italy and Gubanova for Georgia

According to reports, Russian figure skaters Maria Talalaikina and Anastasia Gubanova will compete for two different countries going forward – Talalaikina will represent Italy and Gubanova will represent Georgia. Talalaikina was most recently ninth overall at the 2021 Russian National Championships and has been training in St. Petersburg with Evgeni Rukavicin and Roman Usatov. Reportedly,Continue reading “Talalaikina to compete for Italy and Gubanova for Georgia”

Elizaveta Tuktamysheva debuts new dresses during St. Petersburg test skate

2015 World champion and 2021 World silver medalist Elizaveta Tuktamysheva debuted new dresses during the behind-closed-doors St. Petersburg test skates. Sources say that Tuktamysheva landed a triple axel in the short program and two triple axels in the free skate, and that she did not attempt a quad.

Anastasia Zinina wins Moscow Junior Championships

At the Moscow Junior Championships this week, Angels of Plushenko figure skater Anastasia Zinina rose from fourth place after the short program to the very top after the free skate and won the Moscow Junior Championships. Zinina began her performance with a quad toe loop-double toe loop combination and then landed another quad toe loop.Continue reading “Anastasia Zinina wins Moscow Junior Championships”

Maria Paramonova leads Moscow Junior Championships after short program

Maria Paramonova skated a clean short program at the Moscow Junior Championships and is the leader among 36 junior women heading into the free skate. The representative of CSKA began her short program with a triple flip, then landed a double axel, and completed a triple Lutz-triple toe loop combination. Paramonova earned a score ofContinue reading “Maria Paramonova leads Moscow Junior Championships after short program”

Eteri Tutberidze’s skaters win at Moscow Youth Championships

Eteri Tutberidze’s students continue dominating on all levels of women’s figure skating – this week, Lyubov Rubtsova and Daria Sarymsakova won the gold and silver medals, respectively, at the Moscow Youth Championships. Rubtsova was first after the short program with a score of 66.87 points. She began her free skate with a double axel-triple toeContinue reading “Eteri Tutberidze’s skaters win at Moscow Youth Championships”

Alena Kostornaia turns 18

Russian figure skater Alena Kostornaia turns 18 years old today. The Moscow native recently returned to the group of Eteri Tutberidze, after about a season with Evgeni Plushenko, and will be preparing for the 2022 Winter Olympics at the Sambo-70 club – Kostornaia was the 2020 European champion and the 2019-2020 International Skating Union (ISU)Continue reading “Alena Kostornaia turns 18”

Zagitova, Valieva, Khromykh in new Puma ad

Russian figure skaters Alina Zagitova, Kamila Valieva, and Maiia Khromykh were featured in the new Puma commercial this week for their campaign Together With Her which is dedicated to women. Alone you can do a lot, but #TOGETHER WITH HER you can do everything 🙌🏻Mom, sister, girlfriend or teammate – who always supports you? TellContinue reading “Zagitova, Valieva, Khromykh in new Puma ad”