Anna Sergeyevna Tarusina (Russian: Анна Сергеевна Тарусина; born 24 January 2003) is a retired Russian figure skater. She is the 2018 CS Alpen Trophy champion. On the junior level, she is the 2018 JGP Slovakia and 2018 JGP Slovenia silver medalist.
|Native name||Анна Сергеевна Тарусина (Russian)|
|Full name||Anna Sergeyevna Tarusina|
|Born||24 January 2003|
|Height||1.59 m (5 ft 2 1⁄2 in)|
|Former coach||Sergey Chemodanov|
|Choreographer||Viktoria Bondarenko, Sergey Verbillo|
|Skating club||CSKA Moscow|
|Former skating club||Sambo 70, MDCCHP|
|Former training locations||Odintsovo, Russia|
|ISU personal best scores|
2018 CS Alpen Trophy
2018 CS Alpen Trophy
2018 CS Alpen Trophy
Tarusina began learning to skate in 2008. Until 2013 she trained in Odintsovo under former coach Sergey Chemodanov.
Tarusina was supposed to make her ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating debut in August 2016 at the 2016 JGP St. Gervais, alongside Russian teammate Alina Zagitova. However, she and her coach Sergei Davydov, along with other athletes, were in a car accident on the shuttle bus en route to the rink where the competition was taking place. Tarusina sustained a knee injury requiring surgery and was forced to withdraw from the competition. She missed most of the 2016–17 season because of the accident but placed 10th at the 2017 Russian Junior Championships.
Tarusina finished 12th at the 2018 Russian Championships, which was her first senior national championships.
Tarusina made her Junior Grand Prix debut in August 2018 at the first JGP competition of the season in Bratislava, Slovakia. Tarusina placed second behind teammate Anna Shcherbakova and ahead of South Korean competitor You Young with a score of 186.68 points.
At her second assignment, JGP Slovenia, Tarusina placed second in both the short program and the free skate to claim the silver medal behind Russian teammate Anastasia Tarakanova and ahead of South Korean competitor Lee Hae-in. Tarusina set a new ISU personal best in her free skate, earning 122.50 points. Both Tarusina and her teammate Alena Kanysheva won two silver medals during JGP season but since Kanysheva accumulated more combined total points from her two JGP events than Tarusina did, Kanysheva qualified to the 2018–19 Junior Grand Prix Final but Tarusina did not. Kanysheva accumulated only about 4 points more than Tarusina. Tarusina was the first alternate for the event.
In mid-November, Tarusina made her international senior debut at the 2018 CS Alpen Trophy, a Challenger Series competition held in Innsbruck, Austria. At the Alpen Trophy she was ranked first in both the short program and the free skate and won the gold medal by a margin of about 24 points over the silver medalist, her teammate Serafima Sakhanovich. At this event Tarusina also scored her personal best score of 198.76 points.
At the 2019 Russian Championships, Tarusina placed eighth.
After being unable to compete on the Junior Grand Prix due to an extended recovery period after knee surgery related to the injury she sustained in the 2016 bus accident, Tarusina was reported to have retired from the sport on September 25, 2019.
|Season||Short program||Free skating|
|CS Alpen Trophy||1st|
|Russian Junior Champ.||12th||7th||10th||5th|
|Russian Cup Final||6th|
| Levels: J = Junior |
WD = Withdrew, TBD = Assigned
|1–4 February 2019||2019 Russian Junior Championships||Junior||5
|19–23 December 2018||2019 Russian Championships||Senior||9
|11–18 November 2018||2018 CS Alpen Trophy||Senior||1
|3–6 October 2018||2018 JGP Slovenia||Junior||2
|22–25 August 2018||2018 JGP Slovakia||Junior||2
|19–24 December 2017||2018 Russian Championships||Senior||11
|26–29 October 2017||2017 Ice Star||Junior||1
|1–5 February 2017||2017 Russian Junior Championships||Junior||10
|24–27 August 2016||2016 JGP France||Junior||WD||WD||WD|
|21–23 January 2016||2016 Russian Junior Championships||Junior||8
|4–7 February 2015||2015 Russian Junior Championships||Junior||14
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- "Newcomers step up as ISU Junior Grand Prix kicks off". International Skating Union. International Skating Union. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
- "Anna TARUSINA: 2018/2019". International Skating Union.
- "ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2018 / 2019 Qualification - Junior Ladies" (Press release). International Skating Union. 15 October 2018.
- "Anna TARUSINA: 2017/2018". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 29 May 2018.
- "Anna TARUSINA: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 19 June 2017. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
- "Competition Results: Anna TARUSINA". International Skating Union.
- "Анна Сергеевна Тарусина" [Anna Sergeyevna Tarusina]. fskate.ru (in Russian).