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Anastasia Skoptsova

Anastasia Ilinichna Skoptsova (Russian: Анастасия Ильинична Скопцова; born 8 November 2000) is a Russian ice dancer. With her skating partner, Kirill Aleshin, she is the 2018 World Junior champion and 2017 Junior Grand Prix Final champion. They won two medals at the 2016 Winter Youth Olympics – bronze in ice dancing and gold in the team event.

Anastasia Skoptsova
2015 ISU Junior Grand Prix Final Anastasia Skoptcova Kirill Aleshin IMG 6777.JPG
Skoptsova/Aleshin at the 2015–16 Junior Grand Prix Final
Personal information
Native nameАнастасия Ильинична Скопцова
Full nameAnastasia Ilinichna Skoptsova
Alternative namesSkoptcova
Country representedRussia
Born (2000-11-08) 8 November 2000 (age 18)
Moscow, Russia
Height1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
PartnerKirill Aleshin
Former partnerNikita Nazarov
CoachSvetlana Alexeeva, Elena Kustarova, Olga Riabinina
Former coachMaria Borovikova, Denis Samokhin
ChoreographerSergei Nikulshin, Soloviev
Former choreographerElena Kustarova, Olga Riabinina
Skating clubSport School No. 2 Moscow
Training locationsMoscow
Began skating2004
ISU personal best scores
Combined total155.15
2018 Junior Worlds
Short dance66.44
2018 Junior Worlds
Free dance89.15
2017 Junior Worlds

Contents

Personal lifeEdit

Anastasia Ilinichna Skoptsova was born on 8 November 2000 in Moscow, Russia.[1][2]

CareerEdit

Early yearsEdit

Skoptsova began learning to skate in 2004.[3] She made her international debut in autumn 2010, competing with Nikita Nazarov on the advanced novice level at the Tirnavia Ice Cup and NRW Trophy. The two placed 13th at the 2012 Russian Junior Championships.[4] They were coached by Denis Samokhin in Moscow.

Beginning of partnership with AleshinEdit

Skoptsova and Kirill Aleshin teamed up after she contacted him through a Russian partner search.[5] They began competing together in October 2013.[4] They qualified to the 2015 Russian Junior Championships and finished 9th, having ranked 9th in the short and 7th in the free dance.

2015–2016 season: Junior Grand Prix debutEdit

Skoptsova/Aleshin's first Junior Grand Prix (JGP) assignments came in the 2015–2016 season. They won the bronze medal at the JGP in Toruń, Poland, after placing third in both segments behind Lorraine McNamara / Quinn Carpenter and Christina Carreira / Anthony Ponomarenko. At the JGP in Zagreb, Croatia, Skoptsova/Aleshin placed second in both segments and won the silver medal, scoring 12 points less than Rachel Parsons / Michael Parsons (gold) and almost five points more than Sofia Shevchenko / Igor Eremenko (bronze). Ranked 6th in the JGP standings, they took the final spot at the 2015–16 JGP Final in Barcelona,[6] where they finished sixth. Fifth at the 2016 Russian Junior Championships (7th in the short dance, 4th in the free), the two were named in Russia's team to the 2016 Winter Youth Olympics in Hamar. Ranked second in the short dance and third in the free, they were awarded the bronze medal in the ice dancing event in Norway.[7] They won gold in the mixed NOC team event.[8]

2016–2017 seasonEdit

In late September, Skoptsova/Aleshin won bronze at a JGP event in Ljubljana, Slovenia; they finished third behind Lorraine McNamara / Quinn Carpenter and Sofia Polishchuk / Alexander Vakhnov. A week later, they received silver at a JPG assignment in Tallinn, Estonia, where they placed second to Alla Loboda / Pavel Drozd. They finished as the first alternates for the JGP Final.

In February, Skoptsova/Aleshin took bronze at the 2017 Russian Junior Championships, finishing behind Anastasia Shpilevaya / Grigory Smirnov and Loboda/Drozd. They were included in Russia's team to the 2017 World Junior Championships, held in March in Taipei, Taiwan, and finished fifth overall after placing third in the short dance and fifth in the free dance.

2017–2018 season: World Junior titleEdit

Skoptsova/Aleshin began their JGP season in September, in Minsk, Belarus; they were awarded the silver medal, having finished 6.41 points behind Christina Carreira / Anthony Ponomarenko of the United States. In October, they won gold at a JGP event in Gdańsk, Poland, defeating their closest rivals, Elizaveta Khudaiberdieva / Nikita Nazarov, by 16.93 points. Due to their results, they qualified to the 2017 Junior Grand Prix Final, held in December in Nagoya, Japan. They placed first in both segments in Japan, winning gold with a 1.85 point margin over silver medalists Carreira/Ponomarenko.

Skoptsova/Aleshin won gold at the 2018 Russian Junior Championships in January. They ranked first in both segments on their way to the gold medal at the 2018 World Junior Championships, held in March in Sofia, Bulgaria. They outscored the silver medalists (Carreira/Ponomarenko) by 7.47 points overall.

ProgramsEdit

(with Aleshin)

Season Rhythm dance Free dance
2018–2019
[9]
  • Tango: Viejos Aires
    performed by Ara Malikian
  • Tango: Yo Soy Maria
    performed by Maria Volonte
Short dance
2017–2018
[3]
2016–2017
[1][10]
2015–2016
[11]
  • Iko Iko
    by Club des Belugas
    feat. Brenda Boykin
  • Hasta Siempre Comandante
  • Straight to Memphis
2014–2015 Ukrainian folk dance:
  • Unharness your horses, boys!
    (Ukrainian: Розпрягайте, хлопці, коні)
  • Moon in the sky
    (Ukrainian: Місяць на небі)
2013–2014 Ukrainian folk dance:
  • Unharness your horses, boys!
  • Moon in the sky

Competitive highlightsEdit

GP: Grand Prix; CS: Challenger Series; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

With AleshinEdit

 
Skoptsova/Aleshin at the 2015–16 Junior Grand Prix Final
International[12]
Event 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17 17–18 18–19
GP NHK Trophy 7th
GP Skate Canada 10th
International: Junior[12]
Junior Worlds 5th 1st
Youth Olympics 3rd
JGP Final 6th 1st
JGP Belarus 2nd
JGP Croatia 2nd
JGP Estonia 2nd
JGP Poland 3rd 1st
JGP Slovenia 3rd
Tallinn Trophy 1st J 1st J
Volvo Open Cup 4th J
National[4]
Russian Jr. Champ. 9th 5th 3rd 1st
Russian Youth Champ.
Elder Age
4th
Team events[8]
Youth Olympics 1st T
2nd P
J = Junior level; TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew
T: Team result; P: Personal result. Medals awarded for team result only.

With NazarovEdit

International[4]
Event 2010–11 2011–12
NRW Trophy 13th N
Tirnavia Ice Cup 1st N
National[4]
Russian Junior Champ. 13th
N: Advanced novice level

Detailed resultsEdit

Small medals for short and free programs awarded only at ISU Championships.

With Aleshin

2018–19 season
Date Event RD FD Total
9–11 November 2018 2018 NHK Trophy 6
64.53
7
95.43
7
159.96
26–28 October 2018 2018 Skate Canada 7
62.68
10
85.31
10
147.99
2017–18 season
Date Event Level SD FD Total
5–11 March 2018 2018 World Junior Championships Junior 1
66.44
1
88.71
1
155.15
23–26 January 2018 2018 Russian Junior Championships Junior 1
69.54
1
92.89
1
162.43
7–10 December 2017 2017–18 JGP Final Junior 1
65.87
1
87.74
1
153.61
21–26 November 2017 2017 CS Tallinn Trophy Junior 1
67.53
1
88.94
1
156.47
4–7 October 2017 2017 JGP Poland Junior 1
64.63
1
86.15
1
150.78
20–24 September 2017 2017 JGP Belarus Junior 2
61.71
3
81.93
2
143.64
2016–17 season
Date Event Level SD FD Total
15–19 March 2017 2017 World Junior Championships Junior 3
63.38
5
89.15
5
152.53
1–5 February 2017 2017 Russian Junior Championships Junior 3
62.37
3
89.68
3
152.05
20–27 November 2016 2016 CS Tallinn Trophy Junior 1
62.74
1
86.66
1
149.40
28 September – 2 October 2016 2016 JGP Estonia Junior 2
62.53
2
85.92
2
148.45
21–25 September 2016 2016 JGP Slovenia Junior 2
56.80
2
86.98
3
143.78
2015–16 season
Date Event Level SD FD Total
12–21 February 2016 2016 Winter Youth Olympics - Team event Junior
-
2
80.28
1
12–21 February 2016 2016 Winter Youth Olympics Junior 2
57.75
3
76.87
3
134.62
19–23 January 2016 2016 Russian Junior Championships Junior 7
59.41
4
84.81
5
144.22
10–13 December 2015 2015−16 JGP Final Junior 6
56.51
6
78.10
6
134.61
7–11 October 2015 2015 JGP Croatia Junior 2
60.80
2
87.95
2
148.75
23–27 September 2015 2015 JGP Poland Junior 3
57.98
3
83.63
3
141.61
2014–15 season
Date Event Level SD FD Total
4–7 February 2015 2015 Russian Junior Championships Junior 9
46.79
7
73.22
9
120.01
5–9 November 2014 2014 Volvo Open Cup Junior 3
48.05
4
73.21
4
121.26

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Anastasia SKOPTCOVA / Kirill ALESHIN: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 2017-05-21. Retrieved 2015-10-10.
  2. ^ "{title}" СПИСОК кандидатов в спортивные сборные команды Российской Федерации по фигурному катанию на коньках на 2015-2016 гг. [List of candidates for 2015-2016 Russian national team] (PDF) (in Russian). Figure Skating Federation of Russia. p. 12. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-06-17. Retrieved 2015-10-10.
  3. ^ a b "Anastasia SKOPTCOVA / Kirill ALESHIN: 2017/2018". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 10 March 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d e Скопцова Анастасия Ильинична [Anastasia Ilinichna Skoptsova] (in Russian). fskate.ru. Archived from the original on 10 October 2015.
  5. ^ Flade, Tatjana (10 May 2018). "Russian ice dancers Skoptcova and Aleshin look forward to new challenges". goldenskate.com.
  6. ^ "ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2015 / 2016: Junior Ice Dance". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 10 October 2015.
  7. ^ Lupano, Emma; Bayci, Emily (16 February 2016). "All smiles for Russian ice dancers Shpilevaya and Smirnov". lillehammer2016.com. Archived from the original on 18 February 2016.
  8. ^ a b "Lillehammer 2016 Athletes: SKOPTCOVA Anastasia". wyog2016.sportresult.com. Archived from the original on 21 March 2016.
  9. ^ "Anastasia SKOPTCOVA / Kirill ALESHIN: 2018/2019". International Skating Union.
  10. ^ Ermolina, Olga (2 August 2016). "Елена Кустарова: «Настя и Кирилл много пропустили, поэтому при подготовке к сезону были очень мобилизованы»" [Elena Kustarova: "Nastya and Kirill missed a lot, so they mobilized in preparation for the season"]. Figure Skating Federation of Russia (in Russian).
  11. ^ "Anastasia SKOPTCOVA / Kirill ALESHIN: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 27 May 2016.
  12. ^ a b "Competition Results: Anastasia SKOPTCOVA / Kirill ALESHIN". International Skating Union.

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