Anna Shcherbakova leads at Budapest Trophy after short program

This weekend, reigning World champion Anna Shcherbakova began her 2021-2022 season with a solid short program performance at the international figure skating competition in Hungary – the 2021 Budapest Trophy – and leads her teammate Maiia Khromykh and compatriot Sofia Samodurova ahead of tomorrow’s free skate. Wearing a new orange dress, the 17-year-old Shcherbakova landedContinue reading “Anna Shcherbakova leads at Budapest Trophy after short program”

Kamila Valieva wins at the Finlandia Trophy

At the International Skating Union (ISU) Challenger Series competition in Finland – the 2021 Finlandia Trophy, the last World Junior champion Kamila Valieva successfully completed her international senior debut by setting two new world records and winning the gold medal. Third after the short program, the 15-year Valieva began her free skate with a quadContinue reading “Kamila Valieva wins at the Finlandia Trophy”

Tarasova and Morozov lead at Finlandia Trophy after short program

At the International Skating Union (ISU) Challenger Series competition in Finland, the 2021 Finlandia Trophy, three-time Russian national champions Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov took the lead after the short program over reigning World champions, compatriots Anastasia Mishina and Aleksandr Galliamov. Tarasova and Morozov began their performance with a side-by-side triple toe loop and receivedContinue reading “Tarasova and Morozov lead at Finlandia Trophy after short program”

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”

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”

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”

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”