Sofya Akatyeva wins second ISU Junior Grand Prix event

At the sixth stage of this season’s International Skating Union (ISU) Junior Grand prix series, Sofya Akatyeva continued the Russian dominance by winning her second gold medal and Russia’s fourth consecutive. The 14-year-old reigning Russian junior national champion began her free skate with a triple axel and later landed three quad jumps, including two inContinue reading “Sofya Akatyeva wins second ISU Junior Grand Prix event”

Sofya Akatyeva leads Junior Grand Prix event in Poland after short program

At the sixth stage of the International Skating Union (ISU) Junior Grand Prix series, reigning Russian junior national champion Sofya Akatyeva began her second appearance of the season with another top-notch performance and took the lead of the junior women’s competition after the short program. Winner of the fourth stage of the series, Akatyeva beganContinue reading “Sofya Akatyeva leads Junior Grand Prix event in Poland after short program”

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”

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”

Akatyeva lands two quads to win 4th stage of the Cup of Russia

13-year-old Sofya Akatyeva performed a triple axel-triple toe loop combination in the short program and two quadruple toe loops in the free skate on her way to win the junior ladies’ event at the fourth stage of the Cup of Russia series in Kazan. Akatyeva was first after the short program by nine points –Continue reading “Akatyeva lands two quads to win 4th stage of the Cup of Russia”

Sofya Akatyeva’s interview with TASS

Russian new agency TASS published an interview with 13-year-old Sofya Akatyeva. Another up-and-coming ladies’ figure skating star from Eteri Tutberidze’s Khrustalny, Akatyeva is regarded as a potential candidate to place high in the 2026 Winter Olympics. This season, she has already competed in two junior-level events in Russia, even though she is not even oldContinue reading “Sofya Akatyeva’s interview with TASS”