Kamila Valieva leads Russian women’s podium sweep; Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov repeat as European champions

On the final competition day of the 2022 European Figure Skating Championships, Russia claimed two more gold medals – winning all four disciplines – including a podium sweep by the women and a one-two by the ice dancers. In her first competition as Russian national champion, 15-year-old Kamila Valieva captured the European title in herContinue reading “Kamila Valieva leads Russian women’s podium sweep; Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov repeat as European champions”

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”

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”

Kamila Valieva dominates again; Anastasia Mishina and Aleksandr Galliamov capture gold at Russian Figure Skating Championships

On Saturday, the final sets of medals were decided at the 2022 Russian Figure Skating Championships in Saint Petersburg – with the must-see women’s free skate event delivering multiple quadruple jumps and making triple axels seem ordinary, while the pairs showed why Russia is at the forefront of the discipline. 2020 World Junior champion KamilaContinue reading “Kamila Valieva dominates again; Anastasia Mishina and Aleksandr Galliamov capture gold at Russian Figure Skating Championships”

Kamila Valieva leads after short program in Russia; Mark Kondratiuk wins, Alexandra Stepanova and Ivan Bukin retain national title

On the second day of the 2022 Russian Figure Skating Championships, the much awaited women’s event commenced – which will be a major criteria to help determine the three Russian women who will participate at the upcoming Winter Olympics – while the men’s and ice dance disciplines decided new national champions. 2020 World Junior championContinue reading “Kamila Valieva leads after short program in Russia; Mark Kondratiuk wins, Alexandra Stepanova and Ivan Bukin retain national title”

Alena Kostornaia published first video on her YouTube channel

2020 European champion Alena Kostornaia published the first video on her YouTube channel today. In the eight-minute video titled Beauty Challenge; 1 video (translation of Бьюти Челлендж; 1 видео), Kostornaia does makeup with her left hand and explains how she broke her hand. The Russian figure skater says, “It was during training. I jumped anContinue reading “Alena Kostornaia published first video on her YouTube channel”

Alena Kostornaia will miss Russian Nationals due to injury

The Figure Skating Federation of Russia announced on Monday that 2020 European champion Alena Kostornaia will not take part at the Russian Figure Skating Championships from December 23 to 26 in St. Petersburg. Match TV reported that the 18-year-old figure skater fractured her hand and Kostornaia’s official fan page uploaded a photo of her withContinue reading “Alena Kostornaia will miss Russian Nationals due to injury”

Evgenia Tarasova on 90 Second Challenge show

Silver medalist in the team event at the 2018 Winter Olympics, three-time World medalist, two-time European and three-time Russian national champion in the pairs’ event with partner Vladimir Morozov – Evgenia Tarasova appeared on the Russian 90 Second Challenge (Russian: 90 секунд челлендж) show hosted by Olympic gold medalist Maxim Trankov, which can be found on the YouTube channel ofContinue reading “Evgenia Tarasova on 90 Second Challenge show”

Vladimir Morozov on 90 Second Challenge question show

A silver medalist in the team event at the 2018 Winter Olympics, a three-time World medalist, two-time European and three-time Russian national champion in the pairs’ event with partner Evgenia Tarasova – Vladimir Morozov appeared on the Russian 90 Second Challenge (Russian: 90 секунд челлендж) show hosted by Olympic gold medalist Maxim Trankov, which can be found onContinue reading “Vladimir Morozov on 90 Second Challenge question show”