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Ekaterina Pushkash

Ekaterina Viktorovna Pushkash (Russian: Екатерина Викторовна Пушкаш,[1] born 27 May 1992) is a Russian ice dancer. With partner Jonathan Guerreiro, she is the 2011 World Junior silver medalist and 2011 Russian Junior silver medalist.

Ekaterina Pushkash
Ekaterina Pushkash Jonathan Guerreiro Dresden 2009.jpg
Pushkash and Guerreiro in 2009.
Personal information
Full nameEkaterina Viktorovna Pushkash
Country representedRussia
Born (1992-05-27) 27 May 1992 (age 27)
Nizhny Novgorod
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Former partnerDmitri Kiselev, Jonathan Guerreiro
CoachAnjelika Krylova
Former coachNikolai Morozov, Denis Samokhin, Natalia Linichuk, Gennadi Karponosov, Irina Zhuk, Alexander Svinin, Liudmila Baranova
Former choreographerNikolai Morozov, Natalia Linichuk, Irina Zhuk, Alexander Svinin, Igor Pivorovich
Skating clubVorobievie Gory
Former skating clubNizhny Novgorod SC
Training locationsNovogorsk, Moscow
Former training locationsAston, Pennsylvania
Began skating1996
ISU personal best scores
Combined total136.80
2010 JGP Czech Skate
Short dance57.88
2010 JGP Czech Skate
Free dance78.92
2010 JGP Czech Skate

Early careerEdit

Ekaterina Pushkash originally trained in ballroom dancing and took up ice dancing because of her cousin.[2] She teamed up with her maternal first cousin, Dmitri Kiselev, in 2000.[3] They moved from Nizhny Novgorod to Moscow for training in 2002.[3] Pushkash/Kiselev won silver medals at the 2008–2009 ISU Junior Grand Prix event in Gomel, Belarus and at the 2009 Russian Junior Championships. They finished sixth at the 2009 World Junior Championships and parted ways at the end of the season.

Partnership with GuerreiroEdit

Junior careerEdit

Coaches Irina Zhuk and Alexander Svinin suggested she skate with Jonathan Guerreiro. She was reluctant at first, not wishing to cause family problems, but eventually agreed.[2]

She and Jonathan Guerreiro began skating together in May 2009.[2] They finished 5th at the 2009–2010 Junior Grand Prix Final and won the bronze medal at the 2010 Russian Junior Championships. At the end of the season, they switched coaches to Natalia Linichuk and Gennadi Karponossov, which required them to move to Aston, Pennsylvania in the United States.[2]

During the 2010–2011 season, they finished 4th at the JGP Final. At the 2011 Russian Junior Championships, they won the silver medal and were assigned to the World Junior Championships where they won the silver medal.

Senior careerEdit

Pushkash and Guerreiro moved up to the senior level for the 2011–2012 season. Guerreiro fractured his left foot in training in June 2011, causing them to miss a few weeks of training.[4] They competed at two Grand Prix events, 2011 Skate Canada and 2011 Cup of Russia. At the end of the season, they changed coaches to Nikolai Morozov in Moscow.[5]

Prior to the 2013–14 season, Pushkash and Guerreiro began training with Anjelika Krylova and Pasquale Camerlengo in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

Personal lifeEdit

Pushkash and Dmitri Kiselev are first cousins – their mothers are sisters.[3] Her father is a former competitive marathon runner.[3]


With GuerreiroEdit

Season Short dance Free dance Exhibition
  • Marelle
  • Zydeko
Original dance

With KiselevEdit

Season Original dance Free dance

Competitive highlightsEdit

With GuerreiroEdit

Guerreiro and Pushkash at the 2010–11 JGP Final
Event 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14
GP Bompard 7th
GP Rostelecom 7th
GP Skate Canada 6th
Bavarian Open 2nd 5th
Crystal Skate 2nd
Ice Star 3rd
MNNT Cup 1st
Ondrej Nepela 2nd 9th
International: Junior
Junior Worlds 2nd
JGP Final 5th 4th
JGP Czech Rep. 1st
JGP Germany 1st
JGP Japan 2nd
JGP Turkey 2nd
NRW Trophy 1st J.
Russian Champ. 4th 6th 8th
Russian Jr. Champ. 3rd 2nd
GP = Grand Prix; JGP = Junior Grand Prix
J. = Junior level; WD = Withdrew

With KiselevEdit

International: Junior
Event 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09
Junior Worlds 6th
JGP Final 5th
JGP Belarus 2nd
JGP Bulgaria 4th
JGP Estonia 6th
JGP Great Britain 4th
JGP Taipei 7th
Russian Jr. Champ. 9th 6th 5th 2nd
JGP = Junior Grand Prix


  1. ^ СПИСОК кандидатов в спортивные сборные команды Российской Федерации по фигурному катанию на коньках на 2009-2010 гг. [List of candidates] (in Russian). Russian Figure Skating Federation. 25 May 2009. Archived from the original on 6 August 2009.
  2. ^ a b c d Flade, Tatjana (14 April 2011). "New kids on the block". Golden Skate. Retrieved 16 April 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Ekaterina PUSHKASH / Dmitri KISELEV: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 3 June 2009.
  4. ^ Kany, Klaus-Reinhold (6 September 2011). "Ekaterina Pushkash and Jonathan Guerreiro Gear Up for New Season". IFS Magazine. Archived from the original on 17 December 2011. Retrieved 6 September 2011.
  5. ^ a b "Ekaterina PUSHKASH / Jonathan GUERREIRO: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 17 October 2013.
  6. ^ "Ekaterina PUSHKASH / Jonathan GUERREIRO: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 11 August 2012.
  7. ^ "Ekaterina PUSHKASH / Jonathan GUERREIRO: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 19 May 2011.
  8. ^ "Competition Results: Ekaterina PUSHKASH / Jonathan GUERREIRO". International Skating Union.
  9. ^ "Competition Results: Ekaterina PUSHKASH / Dmitri KISELEV". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 30 December 2013.

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