2018 Rostelecom Cup

The 2018 Rostelecom Cup was the fifth event of six in the 2018–19 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating, a senior-level international invitational competition series. It was held on November 16–18, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. Medals were awarded in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing. Skaters earned points toward qualifying for the 2018–19 Grand Prix Final.

2018 Rostelecom Cup
Type:Grand Prix
Date:November 16 – 18
Season:2018-19
Location:Moscow
Host:Figure Skating Federation of Russia
Venue:Megasport Arena
Champions
Men's singles:
Japan Yuzuru Hanyu
Ladies' singles:
Russia Alina Zagitova
Pair skating:
Russia Evgenia Tarasova / Vladimir Morozov
Ice dance:
Russia Alexandra Stepanova / Ivan Bukin
Navigation
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2017 Rostelecom Cup
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2019 Rostelecom Cup
Previous GP:
2018 NHK Trophy
Next GP:
2018 Internationaux de France

EntriesEdit

The ISU published the preliminary assignments on June 29, 2018.[1]

Country Men Ladies Pairs Ice dancing
  Australia Brendan Kerry Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya / Harley Windsor
  Austria Miriam Ziegler / Severin Kiefer
  Canada Keegan Messing
  Georgia Morisi Kvitelashvili
  Germany Paul Fentz
  Hungary Anna Yanovskaya / Ádám Lukács
  Italy Nicole Della Monica / Matteo Guarise
  Japan Yuzuru Hanyu
Kazuki Tomono
Yura Matsuda
Mako Yamashita
Yuna Shiraiwa
Misato Komatsubara / Tim Koleto
  Kazakhstan Elizabet Tursynbaeva
  Lithuania Allison Reed / Saulius Ambrulevičius
  Malaysia Julian Zhi Jie Yee
  Poland Natalia Kaliszek / Maksym Spodyriev
  Russia Artur Dmitriev
Mikhail Kolyada
Andrei Lazukin
Sofia Samodurova
Polina Tsurskaya
Alina Zagitova
Alisa Efimova / Alexander Korovin
Daria Pavliuchenko / Denis Khodykin
Evgenia Tarasova / Vladimir Morozov
Sofia Evdokimova / Egor Bazin
Annabelle Morozov / Andrei Bagin
Alexandra Stepanova / Ivan Bukin
  South Korea Lim Eun-soo
  Spain Sara Hurtado / Kirill Khaliavin
  Sweden Alexander Majorov
   Switzerland Alexia Paganini
  United States Alexei Krasnozhon Gracie Gold Ashley Cain / Timothy LeDuc
Deanna Stellato / Nathan Bartholomay
Christina Carreira / Anthony Ponomarenko

Changes to preliminary assignmentsEdit

Date Discipline Withdrew Added Reason/Other notes Refs
June 29 and August 28 Ice dance   Tina Garabedian / Simon Proulx-Sénécal   Allison Reed / Saulius Ambrulevičius Split [2][3]
July 16 and August 10 Men   Maurizio Zandron   Brendan Kerry Nationality change [4][5]
July 19 and August 28 Men   Denis Ten   Julian Zhi Jie Yee Deceased [6][7]
August 9 and 28 Ice dance   Kana Muramoto / Chris Reed   Misato Komatsubara / Tim Koleto Split [8][3]
September 18 Ladies N/A   Sofia Samodurova Host pick [9]
Ice dance   Annabelle Morozov / Andrei Bagin [10]
November 7 and 8 Ladies   Wakaba Higuchi   Yuna Shiraiwa Foot injury [11][12]
November 8 Ice dance   Madison Chock / Evan Bates N/A Injury recovery (Chock) [13]
November 12 Ladies   Karen Chen N/A Injury recovery [14]
November 13 Men   Alexey Erokhov   Andrei Lazukin Host pick [15]
November 13 Ladies   Nicole Schott N/A [16]

RecordsEdit

The following new ISU best scores were set during this competition:

Event Component Skater(s) Score Date Ref
Men Short program   Yuzuru Hanyu 110.53 16 November 2018 [17]
Pairs   Evgenia Tarasova / Vladimir Morozov 78.47 [18]
Ladies   Alina Zagitova 80.78 [19]
Ice dance Free dance   Alexandra Stepanova / Ivan Bukin 124.94 17 November 2018 [20]

ResultsEdit

MenEdit

Yuzuru Hanyu set a new world record for the short program (110.53).

Rank Name Nation Total points SP FS
1 Yuzuru Hanyu   Japan 278.42 1 110.53 1 167.89
2 Morisi Kvitelashvili   Georgia 248.58 2 89.94 2 158.64
3 Kazuki Tomono   Japan 238.73 4 82.26 3 156.47
4 Mikhail Kolyada   Russia 225.42 8 69.10 4 156.32
5 Keegan Messing   Canada 220.75 7 73.83 6 146.92
6 Paul Fentz   Germany 220.57 5 78.28 7 142.29
7 Andrei Lazukin   Russia 215.78 11 62.45 5 153.33
8 Alexei Krasnozhon   United States 208.01 6 75.32 8 132.69
9 Alexander Majorov   Sweden 205.59 3 82.33 10 123.26
10 Brendan Kerry   Australia 197.59 10 65.22 9 132.37
11 Artur Dmitriev Jr.   Russia 189.58 9 67.58 11 122.00
12 Julian Yee   Malaysia 178.71 12 60.37 12 118.34

LadiesEdit

Rank Name Nation Total points SP FS
1 Alina Zagitova   Russia 222.95 1 80.78 1 142.17
2 Sofia Samodurova   Russia 198.01 2 67.40 2 130.61
3 Lim Eun-soo   South Korea 185.67 6 57.76 3 127.91
4 Alexia Paganini    Switzerland 182.50 3 63.43 5 119.07
5 Yuna Shiraiwa   Japan 180.93 5 60.35 4 120.58
6 Elizabet Tursynbaeva   Kazakhstan 180.45 4 61.73 6 118.72
7 Mako Yamashita   Japan 161.22 9 51.00 7 110.22
8 Polina Tsurskaya   Russia 149.45 7 56.81 8 92.64
9 Yura Matsuda   Japan 137.99 8 52.00 9 85.99
WD Gracie Gold   United States withdrew 10 37.51 withdrew from competition

PairsEdit

Rank Name Nation Total points SP FS
1 Evgenia Tarasova / Vladimir Morozov   Russia 220.25 1 78.47 1 141.78
2 Nicole Della Monica / Matteo Guarise   Italy 203.83 2 72.32 2 131.51
3 Daria Pavliuchenko / Denis Khodykin   Russia 190.01 3 69.38 4 120.63
4 Miriam Ziegler / Severin Kiefer   Austria 187.01 5 63.75 3 123.26
5 Alisa Efimova / Alexander Korovin   Russia 181,62 4 65.46 5 116.16
6 Ashley Cain / Timothy LeDuc   United States 170.29 7 58.79 6 112.50
7 Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya / Harley Windsor   Australia 144.00 6 59.28 7 84.72
WD Deanna Stellato-Dudek / Nathan Bartholomay   United States withdrew 8 51.25 withdrew from competition

Ice dancingEdit

Rank Name Nation Total points RD FD
1 Alexandra Stepanova / Ivan Bukin   Russia 199.43 1 74.49 1 124.94
2 Sara Hurtado / Kirill Khaliavin   Spain 174.42 3 66.40 2 108.02
3 Christina Carreira / Anthony Ponomarenko   United States 174.21 2 69.01 3 105.20
4 Sofia Evdokimova / Egor Bazin   Russia 164.66 6 64.05 4 100.61
5 Natalia Kaliszek / Maksym Spodyriev   Poland 161.62 4 66.30 5 95.32
6 Allison Reed / Saulius Ambrulevičius   Lithuania 158.03 5 64.54 6 93.49
7 Anna Yanovskaya / Ádám Lukács   Hungary 148.13 7 54.83 7 93.30
8 Misato Komatsubara / Tim Koleto   Japan 143.28 8 52.99 8 90.29
9 Annabelle Morozov / Andrei Bagin   Russia 133.58 9 51.69 9 81.89

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ISU Figure Skating [@ISU_figure] (June 29, 2018). "Who is going where? This week the Grand Prix assignments were announced" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  2. ^ "Tina Garabedian – Partner Search". icepartnersearch. May 1, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2018/19: Ice Dance". International Skating Union. August 28, 2018.
  4. ^ "Pattinaggio artistico, Maurizio Zandron lascia la nazionale azzurra: sarà un atleta austriaco" [Figure skating, Maurizio Zandron leaves the national team: he will be an Austrian athlete] (in Italian). OA Sport. July 16, 2018.
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  6. ^ "Kazakh figure skater Denis Ten dies at the age of 25". Kazinform. July 19, 2018.
  7. ^ "ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2018/19: Men". International Skating Union. August 28, 2018.
  8. ^ "平昌五輪アイスダンスの村元・リード組がペア解消「方向性の違い」" [Pyeongchang Olympians Muramoto and Reed end partnership due to "difference in direction"] (in Japanese). Daily Sports Japan. August 9, 2018.
  9. ^ "ISU GP Rostelecom Cup 2018: Ladies". International Skating Union. September 18, 2018.
  10. ^ "ISU GP Rostelecom Cup 2018: Ice Dance". International Skating Union. September 18, 2018.
  11. ^ "樋口新葉、GPシリーズ・ロシア杯欠場 右足リスフラン関節損傷" [Wakaba Higuchi to miss GP series Russian Cup, right foot Lisfranc joint damage] (in Japanese). Sponichi. November 8, 2018.
  12. ^ "ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2018/19: Ladies". International Skating Union. November 8, 2018.
  13. ^ "Madison Chock and Evan Bates Withdraw from Rostelecom Cup" (Press release). U.S. Figure Skating. November 8, 2018.
  14. ^ Chen, Karen (November 12, 2018). "Although I know that injuries make me stronger, I also understand that it takes time" (Instagram).
  15. ^ "ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2018/19: Men". International Skating Union. November 13, 2018.
  16. ^ "ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2018/19: Ladies". International Skating Union. November 13, 2018.
  17. ^ "Progression of Highest Score: Men – Short Program Score". International Skating Union. 24 November 2018. Retrieved 24 November 2018.
  18. ^ "Progression of Highest Score: Pairs – Short Program Score". International Skating Union. 24 November 2018. Retrieved 24 November 2018.
  19. ^ "Progression of Highest Score: Ladies – Short Program Score". International Skating Union. 24 November 2018. Retrieved 24 November 2018.
  20. ^ "Progression of Highest Score: Ice Dance – Free Dance Score". International Skating Union. 24 November 2018. Retrieved 24 November 2018.

External linksEdit

  • [1] at the International Skating Union