Russian pair takes the lead at Worlds after short program

A successful first day of the 2021 World Figure Skating Championships continued in the pairs’ event for the top title contenders representing the Figure Skating Federation of Russia. After Anna Shcherbakova took the lead in the ladies’ event earlier in the day, Aleksandra Boikova and Dmitrii Kozlovskii did the same in the later hours. LastContinue reading “Russian pair takes the lead at Worlds after short program”

Anna Shcherbakova leads at Worlds after short program

The 2021 World Figure Skating Championships began in Stockholm this week and the first competitions got underway today. A highly anticipated ladies’ short program event opened the competition with a very strong and competitive field of athletes. Leader heading into the free skate is Anna Shcherbakova. Three-time Russian national champion Shcherbakova is among the favoritesContinue reading “Anna Shcherbakova leads at Worlds after short program”

Russian figure skaters fly to World Championships

The athletes who will be representing the Figure Skating Federation of Russia at the 2021 World Figure Skating Championships finished their training camp in Novogorsk and boarded a charter flight to Stockholm today. Only the figure skaters, their coaches, doctors, as well as federation officials and Channel One journalists are onboard the Boeing 737 –Continue reading “Russian figure skaters fly to World Championships”

Anna Shcherbakova’s interview in Marie Claire Russia

16-year-old figure skater Anna Shcherbakova is preparing for next week’s 2021 World Figure Skating Championships but before we see her on the ice in Stockholm – the inspiring and admirable three-time Russian national champion has been featured in many of this month’s Russian magazines. Interview from Marie Claire Russia translated to English; interview by StepanContinue reading “Anna Shcherbakova’s interview in Marie Claire Russia”

Elizaveta Tuktamysheva posts photos wearing Russian national team outfit

2015 World champion Elizaveta Tuktamysheva posted two photos on her Instagram stories wearing the Russian national figure skating team gear. In the first image, the 24-year-old athlete wrote “Thanks for the new outfit” and tagged the accounts of Channel One, Rostelecom, and the Figure Skating Federation of Russia. Due to the decision by the CourtContinue reading “Elizaveta Tuktamysheva posts photos wearing Russian national team outfit”

Anna Shcherbakova in Cosmopolitan Russia

Three-time Russian national champion Anna Shcherbakova will be competing in her first World Figure Skating Championships on the senior level next week. Before she heads out to Stockholm, Sweden as one of the top favorites, the 16-year-old figure skater – who will celebrate her seventeenth birthday on the final day of the competition – spokeContinue reading “Anna Shcherbakova in Cosmopolitan Russia”

Schedule and participants at the 2021 World Figure Skating Championships

The 2021 World Figure Skating Championships will take place from March 24 to 28 at the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm. Sweden’s capital will host the World Championships for the first time since 1947. In 1976 and 2008, the Swedish city of Gothenburg hosted the competition. This year, the World Championships will determine the entry quotasContinue reading “Schedule and participants at the 2021 World Figure Skating Championships”

Official song of the 2021 World Figure Skating Championships

The official song of the 2021 World Figure Skating Championships – Circles and Squares, by Måns Zelmerlöw and Polina Gagarina – was released on most audio platforms on February 19. Zelmerlöw was the winner of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest with the hit song Heroes, while Gagarina was the runner-up at the same music competition withContinue reading “Official song of the 2021 World Figure Skating Championships”

Shcherbakova and Trusova will not participate at Cup of Russia Final

The Figure Skating Federation of Russia released the preliminary list of participants who will take part in the final of the Cup of Russia series next week. Three-time Russian champion Anna Shcherbakova and two-time World Junior champion Alexandra Trusova were not included. This season, the Russian figure skating federation decided to change the selection processContinue reading “Shcherbakova and Trusova will not participate at Cup of Russia Final”

ISU will allow Russians to use Tchaikovsky’s music as anthem

Russian news agency TASS reported that a source close to the situation has revealed that the International Skating Union (ISU) will not object to Russian figure skaters using composer’s Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s music as the anthem during awards ceremonies at the World Championships. Due to the decision by the Court of Arbitration of Sport, Russian athletesContinue reading “ISU will allow Russians to use Tchaikovsky’s music as anthem”