Evgeni Krasnopolski

Evgeni Krasnopolski (Hebrew: יבגני קרסנופולסקי‎, born 4 October 1988) is an Israeli pair skater. Krasnopolski and Andrea Davidovich were the first pair representing Israel to qualify for the 2014 Olympics. They finished 15th in Sochi. Krasnopolski competed with Danielle Montalbano from 2009 to 2012. He competed for Israel at the 2018 Winter Olympics with Paige Conners in Figure Skating in pairs skating and a team event in Pyeongchang, South Korea. He is famous for the frequency in which he changes partners.

Evgeni Krasnopolski
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Krasnopolski with Vernikov in 2020
Personal information
Alternative namesKrasnapolski[1]
Krasnopolski[2]
Krasnopolsky[3]
Country representedIsrael
Born (1988-10-04) 4 October 1988 (age 32)
Kyiv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
PartnerAnna Vernikov
Former partnerPaige Conners
Arina Cherniavskaia
Adel Tankova
Andrea Davidovich
Danielle Montalbano
CoachGalit Chait Moracci
Anton Nimenko
Former coachGennadi Krasnitski
Kyoko Ina
Robert Daw
Jason Briggs
Oleg Makarov
Klara Belousovski
Alfred Korytek
Tatiana Stolin
Leonid Birenberg
ChoreographerGalit Chait Moracci
Former choreographerKlara Belousovski
Skating clubIce Holon Israel
Former skating clubKochavim on Ice
Training locationsMontclair, New Jersey
Former training locationsHackensack, New Jersey
Began skating1996
ISU personal best scores
Combined total150.44
2019 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb
Short program49.52
2019 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb
Free skate100.92
2019 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb

Personal lifeEdit

Krasnopolski was born in Kyiv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union, and is Jewish.[4][5] He arrived in Israel with his family when he was three years old.[6]

CareerEdit

Early yearsEdit

Evgeni Krasnopolski began skating as an eight-year-old at the Canada Centre in Metula.[6] As a single skater, he won three silver medals on the senior national level at the Israeli Championships (2004–2005, 2009). He competed mainly on the junior level internationally. At age 20, he moved to New Jersey in the United States for training.[6]

With MontalbanoEdit

In 2009, Krasnopolski teamed up with Danielle Montalbano to compete in pair skating. The two began competing together in the 2009–10 season. They withdrew from the 2011 European Figure Skating Championships after Montalbano dislocated her shoulder during practice.[7]

In May 2011, Krasnopolski was charged with deserting from the Israeli army. The Israeli skating federation stated, "We've asked for clarifications [about his service], and if we would have gotten them immediately Evgeni would have returned. The decision to let him stay abroad for training was a professional call made by the federation. The soldier got the (right) impression that we are handling the matter with the IDF and that he could trust the federation".[3]

Montalbano/Krasnopolski medalled at several senior B events in the 2011–12 season, and finished 11th at the 2012 European Figure Skating Championships and 17th at the World Championships. They competed at several events in the fall of 2012, including a Grand Prix event, the 2012 Skate America, but missed the rest of the season due to injury; Montalbano broke her ankle in November 2012 while practicing a twist lift.[8] Montalbano/Krasnopolski were coached by Kyoko Ina.[9] Their partnership ended in 2013.

With DavidovichEdit

In the spring of 2013,[4] Krasnopolski teamed up with Andrea Davidovich, a former singles skater.[10] They were coached by Gennadi Krasnitski and Galit Chait at the Ice House in Hackensack, New Jersey.[4][11]

Davidovich/Krasnopolski made their international debut at the 2013 U.S. International Classic, where they finished sixth. Their next event was the 2013 Nebelhorn Trophy, the final opportunity to qualify for the 2014 Olympics.[12] By placing tenth, Davidovich/Krasnopolski earned Israel its first ever pairs' entry at an Olympics.[13] In December, they won the 2013 Golden Spin of Zagreb. They placed seventh at the 2014 European Championships.

At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Davidovich/Krasnopolski finished 15th overall.[14] Their partnership ended following the Olympics.[15] Krasnopolski said they were unable to agree on a coach.[16]

With TankovaEdit

Krasnopolski formed a partnership with Adel Tankova. They were coached by Galit Chait Moracci and Anton Nimenko in Hackensack, New Jersey.[17]

Tankova/Krasnopolski made their international debut in September 2015, placing sixth at the 2015 U.S. Classic, a part of the 2015–16 ISU Challenger Series (CS). They finished 7th at the 2015 CS Mordovian Ornament, fourth at the 2016 Toruń Cup, and 13th at the 2016 European Championships.

With CherniavskaiaEdit

In 2016, Krasnopolski teamed up with Arina Cherniavskaia.[18]

With ConnersEdit

In 2017, Krasnopolski teamed up with Paige Conners.[19]

He competed for Israel at the 2018 Winter Olympics with Conners in Figure Skating in pairs skating (coming in 19th) and a team event in Pyeongchang, South Korea.[20]

With VernikovEdit

In 2019, Krasnopolski teamed up with Anna Vernikov, who is 14 years younger.

ProgramsEdit

With VernikovEdit

Season Short program Free skating
2020–2021
[21]
2019–2020
[22][23]

With ConnersEdit

Season Short program Free skating
2017–2018
[24]

With CherniavskaiaEdit

Season Short program Free skating
2016–2017
[25]

With TankovaEdit

Season Short program Free skating
2015–2016
[17]

With DavidovichEdit

Season Short program Free skating
2013–2014
[4]

With MontalbanoEdit

Season Short program Free skating
2012–2013
[7]
2011–2012
[26]
2010–2011
[27]
  • James Bond theme
2009–2010
[2]
  • Nyah
    (from Mission: Impossible)
    by Hans Zimmer

Single skatingEdit

Season Short program Free skating
2007–2008
[28]
  • Spanish medley
    by Narciso Yepes
2006–2007
[29]
2005–2006
[30]
  • Malas Mana
    by Gammy
2004–2005
[31]
  • Clean Ceven
    by Artik
2003–2004
[32]
  • Jalouse Andalouse Torrero
    by Orchestra Nicolas de Angelis Nova Menco

Competitive highlightsEdit

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

Pairs with VernikovEdit

International
Event 18–19 19–20 20–21
Worlds C 19th
Europeans 13th
GP Rostelecom Cup WD
GP Skate America 8th
CS Golden Spin 11th
CS Nebelhorn Trophy 10th
Challenge Cup 5th WD
Ice Mall Cup 3rd
Volvo Open 3rd
National
Israeli Champ. 1st
WD = Withdrew, TBD = Assigned; C = Event Cancelled

Pairs with ConnersEdit

 
Conners / Krasnopolski at the 2018 European Championships
International[33]
Event 17–18
Olympics 19th
World Champs. 19th
European Champs. 9th
CS Ice Star 3rd
CS Nebelhorn Trophy 8th
CS U.S. Classic 5th
Nationals[33]
Israeli Champs. 1st
Team Events[33]
Olympic Team Event 9th P
8th T
P = Personal Result; T = Team Result

Pairs with CherniavskaiaEdit

International[34]
Event 16–17
European Champs. 16th
CS Tallinn Trophy 5th
CS Golden Spin of Zagreb WD
Volvo Open Cup 1st
WD = Withdrew

Pairs with TankovaEdit

International[35]
Event 14–15 15–16
European Champ. 13th
CS Mordovian 7th
CS U.S. Classic 6th
Toruń Cup 4th
National[35]
Israeli Champ. 1st

Pairs with DavidovichEdit

International[36]
Event 13–14
Olympics 15th
European Champs. 7th
Nebelhorn Trophy 10th
Golden Spin 1st
U.S. Classic 6th

Pairs with MontalbanoEdit

International[37]
Event 09–10 10–11 11–12 12–13
World Champ. 25th 20th 17th
European Champ. 18th WD 11th
GP Skate America 7th
Cup of Nice 11th
Golden Spin 4th 6th 3rd
Ice Challenge 7th 3rd 3rd
Nebelhorn Trophy 9th 6th
Toruń Cup 2nd
U.S. Classic 6th
WD = Withdrew

Single skatingEdit

International[1]
Event 02–03 03–04 04–05 05–06 06–07 07–08 08–09
Schäfer Memorial 18th
Skate Israel 7th
International: Junior[1]
Junior Worlds 16th Q 16th Q 38th 30th
JGP Bulgaria 15th
JGP Croatia 18th
JGP Czech Rep. 25th 20th
JGP Hungary 21st
JGP Romania 19th
JGP Slovakia 22nd 15th
EYOF 19th J
Golden Bear 8th J
National[1]
Israeli Champ. 2nd J 2nd 2nd 2nd
J = Junior level; Q = Qualifying round

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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