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Evgenia Medvedeva

Evgenia Armanovna Medvedeva (alt. spelling: Yevgenia Medvedeva;[7] Russian: Евгения Армановна Медведева, IPA: [jɪvˈɡʲenʲɪjə mʲɪˈdvʲedʲɪvə]; born 19 November 1999), is a Russian figure skater. She is a two-time Olympic silver medalist (2018 ladies' singles, 2018 team event), a two-time world champion (2016, 2017), a two-time European champion (2016, 2017), a two-time Grand Prix Final champion (2015, 2016), two-time Russian national champion (2016, 2017).

Evgenia Medvedeva
Evgenia Medvedeva Podium 2017 World Championships.jpg
Medvedeva at the 2017 World Championships
Personal information
Full nameEvgenia Armanovna Medvedeva
Alternative namesYevgeniya Medvedeva
Country representedRussia Russia
Born (1999-11-19) 19 November 1999 (age 19)
Moscow, Russia
Home townMoscow, Russian Federation
ResidenceToronto, Canada
Height1.57 m (5 ft 2 in)
CoachBrian Orser
Tracy Wilson
Former coachLubov Yakovleva
Eteri Tutberidze
Sergei Dudakov
ChoreographerIlia Averbukh
Jeffrey Buttle
Shae-Lynn Bourne
Former choreographerMisha Ge
David Wilson
Sandra Bezic
Alexander Zhulin
Igor Strelkin
Daniil Gleichengauz
Skating clubToronto Cricket and Skating Club
Former skating clubSambo-70
Training locationsMoscow, Russia
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Former training locationsMoscow, Russian Federation
Began skating2004
World standing3 (2018–19)
2 (2017–18)
1 (2016–17)
6 (2015–16)
23 (2014–15)
61 (2013–14)
Season's bests6 (2018–19)[1]
2 (2017–18)[2]
1 (2016–17)[3]
1 (2015–16)[4]
5 (2014–15)[5]
17 (2013–14)[6]
ISU personal best scores
Combined total223.80
2019 Worlds
Short program75.14
2019 CS Autumn Classic
Free skate149.57
2019 Worlds

Earlier in her career, she won the 2015 World Junior Championships, the 2014 Junior Grand Prix Final, and the 2015 Russian Junior Championships.[8]

Medvedeva is the first ladies' singles skater to win senior Worlds the year after winning Junior Worlds,[9] and the first ladies' singles skater to win two consecutive senior Worlds the year after winning Junior Worlds. At the 2017 World Championships, she became the first female skater to win back-to-back world titles in 16 years since Michelle Kwan did so in 2000 and 2001, and the first Russian woman ever to successfully defend her world title.[10]

Under the ISU Judging System, she has set world record scores 13 times and is the first female skater to surpass the 80-point short program mark, the 160-point free skating mark, and the 230-point and 240-point total mark.

Early and personal lifeEdit

Evgenia's mother, Zhanna Medvedeva[11] (maiden name — Devyatova[12]), a former Russian figure skater who quit the sport aged 14,[13] and father Arman Babasyan, an Armenian businessman,[14][15] are divorced.[16] Both of her parents wanted her to practice figure skating to improve her figure.[16] She competes under the surname Medvedeva, which was the maiden name of her maternal grandmother. Her birth surname is Babasyan.[17][18] In 2017, she commenced her university studies and enrolled at the Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport, Youth and Tourism.[19]

Medvedeva has stated that she has lepidopterophobia (fear of moths and butterflies).[20] Her figure skating idol is Evgeni Plushenko.[21] She is known to friends as "Zhenya" and "Janny". Evgenia speaks English in addition to Russian, as well as basic Japanese.

She relocated to Toronto, Canada in mid-2018 and trains at the Toronto Cricket Skating and Curling Club.

She has a French Bulldog named Jerry.

CareerEdit

Early yearsEdit

On the ice from the age of three, Medvedeva was taught initially by Elena Proskurina, Lubov Yakovleva, and Elena Selivanova.[16] Around 2008, she joined Eteri Tutberidze at the Olympic Reserve Sports School no. 37, renamed Sambo 70.[16]

Medvedeva made her senior national debut at the 2012 Russian Championships, finishing eighth, and then placed sixth on the junior level. She sustained an injury at the start of the following season and did not qualify for the senior Russian Nationals. She finished fourth behind Maria Sotskova at the 2013 Russian Junior Championships.

2013–2014 season: Junior international debutEdit

 
Medvedeva at the 2014 World Junior Championships podium.

Medvedeva's international debut came in the 2013–2014 season. Competing on the ISU Junior Grand Prix series, she won gold first in Riga, Latvia, and then in Gdańsk, Poland.[8] She qualified to the JGP Final in Fukuoka, Japan, where she won the bronze medal behind Sotskova and Serafima Sakhanovich. At the 2014 Russian Championships, she finished seventh in her second senior appearance and then fourth on the junior level. Medvedeva was assigned to replace the injured Sotskova at the 2014 World Junior Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria.[22] Placing third in both segments, she won the bronze medal while Elena Radionova and Sakhanovich took gold and silver respectively, producing Russia's second consecutive sweep of the World Junior ladies' podium.

2014–2015 season: World Junior championEdit

 
Medvedeva (center) with Serafima Sakhanovich (left) and Wakaba Higuchi (right) at the 2014–15 JGP Final podium.

Medvedeva's first assignment of the 2014 JGP season was in Courchevel, France. She won the gold medal by a margin of 21 points over silver medalist Rin Nitaya of Japan. At her second event, in Ostrava, Czech Republic, she placed second in both segments and edged Japan's Wakaba Higuchi for the gold by 1.44 points. Medvedeva's results qualified her for the Junior Grand Prix Final in Barcelona, Spain. She placed first in both segments and won the gold.

At the 2015 Russian Championships, she placed third in both segments and obtained the bronze medal, her first senior national medal, behind Elena Radionova and Elizaveta Tuktamysheva. She then took gold at the 2015 Russian Junior Championships, finishing almost 20 points ahead of silver medalist Maria Sotskova.

At the 2015 World Junior Championships in Tallinn, Estonia, Medvedeva placed first after the short program and set a new world record of 68.48 points for junior ladies' short program. In the free program, she placed first again and won gold. She had no falls on the ice throughout the season in international events.

2015–2016 season: World and European titlesEdit

Medvedeva became age-eligible to compete at the senior international level for the 2015–2016 season. She started her season with a gold medal at the 2015 Ondrej Nepela Trophy, an ISU Challenger Series (CS) event in early October. Later that month, she competed at her first senior Grand Prix event – 2015 Skate America. Finishing first in the short program and second in the free skate, she won the gold medal ahead of Gracie Gold of the United States. Medvedeva won silver at her next Grand Prix assignment, the 2015 Rostelecom Cup, behind compatriot Elena Radionova.

 
Medvedeva at the 2015–16 Grand Prix Final podium.

In December, at the Grand Prix Final in Barcelona, Spain, Medvedeva placed first in both segments on her way to the gold medal, ahead of Satoko Miyahara, and became the fifth-youngest Grand Prix Final champion, at age 16.[23][24] At the end of the month, she won gold at the 2016 Russian Championships, ahead of silver medalist Radionova.

In January 2016, Medvedeva competed at her first senior-level ISU Championships, the 2016 European Championships in Bratislava, Slovakia. Finishing first in both segments, she won the gold medal while her teammates Radionova (−5.46) and Anna Pogorilaya (−28.40) took silver and bronze respectively to produce the second consecutive Russian sweep of the podium.[25][26]

 
Medvedeva (center) with Ashley Wagner (left) and Anna Pogorilaya (right) on the 2016 World Championships podium.

In March 2016, Medvedeva won the gold medal at the 2016 World Championships in Boston, United States. After finishing third in the short program, Medvedeva clinched the gold medal by winning the free skate with a world record score of 150.10, surpassing Yuna Kim's 150.06 mark.[27] Her overall score of 223.86 was a new personal best and was 8.47 points ahead of silver medalist Ashley Wagner. Having won the Junior World title in 2015, 16-year-old Medvedeva became the first ladies' singles skater to have ever won back-to-back Junior World Championships and senior World Championships. She matched Kimmie Meissner's feat as she becomes the second skater in 23 years to win in her debut at the world championships and is the youngest world figure skating champion (16 years, 4 months) under modern rules (since Tara Lipinski in 1997, not yet 15 at the time).[28] Medvedeva also became the second ladies skater to win the Grand Prix Final, Europeans, Worlds and her country's national championships all in one season (the other was countrywoman Irina Slutskaya).[29][30]

Medvedeva ranked first in both segments at the 2016 Team Challenge Cup in Spokane, Washington.[31] Team Europe finished in third place in the head-to-head competition and in second place in the main event. In addition to the two team medals, Medvedeva received prize money for the top ladies' short program score.[32]

2016–2017 season: Eight world records and second World titleEdit

Medvedeva began her Grand Prix season at the 2016 Skate Canada International. Ranked first in both segments, she won the gold medal ahead of Kaetlyn Osmond and Satoko Miyahara. She then placed first in both segments at the 2016 Trophée de France on her way to another GP title. She scored 78.52 points in the short program, the second highest score for a lady and just 0.14 from a world record held by Mao Asada. She collected 15 points from both events and qualified for the Grand Prix Final with maximum points.

 
Medvedeva (center) with Satoko Miyahara (left) and Anna Pogorilaya (right) at the 2016–17 Grand Prix Final podium.

At the Final in Marseille, France, Medvedeva became the world record holder for the ladies' short program score (79.21) previously held by Mao Asada.[citation needed] She also won the title with an overall score 9.33 points ahead of silver medalist Satoko Miyahara.[33] With the win, Medvedeva joined Irina Slutskaya, Tara Lipinski, Yuna Kim, and Mao Asada as the only ladies to win back-to-back Grand Prix Final titles.

In December 2016, Medvedeva defended her national title at the 2017 Russian Championships, despite the third jump of her 3S-3T-3T combination receiving no points. She stated, "Previously, the entire element would have received zero points, but now only the third triple toe would be discarded and I thought since I can do it, why not try?".[34] In January 2017, she competed at the European Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Finishing first in both the short program and the free skate, she won the gold medal while her teammates Pogorilaya (−18.32) and Sotskova (−37.19) took silver and fourth place respectively. She also reset the free skate world record (previously held by herself) with a score of 150.79 and became the current world record holder for the ladies' combined total score (229.71), which was previously held by Yuna Kim.[35][36]

 
Medvedeva (centre) with Kaetlyn Osmond (left) and Gabrielle Daleman (right) on the 2017 World Championships podium.

In March 2017, she competed at the World Championships, held in Helsinki, Finland. Ranked first in both segments, she set world records in the free skate (154.40 points) and total (233.41 points) and became the first female skater to break the 230-point mark in the combined total score. Her overall score was 15.28 points higher than silver medalist Kaetlyn Osmond. Medvedeva was the only skater in the competition to receive 10.00s in performance as part of the component score. She became the first female skater to win back-to-back world titles in 16 years (since Michelle Kwan in 2000 and 2001), and the first Russian woman ever to successfully defend her world title.[37]

In April 2017, Medvedeva competed on Team Russia at the 2017 World Team Trophy held in Tokyo, Japan. She placed first in the short program with a new world record score of 80.85, becoming the first female skater to break the 80-point mark for the ladies' short program score. She placed first again in the free skate with another world record score of 160.46, becoming the first female skater to break the 160-point mark for the ladies' free skating score. Medvedeva contributed the maximum 24 points and helped Team Russia win their second consecutive silver medal while Team Japan and Team USA won gold and bronze respectively. Even though the combined total score was not given at the event, ISU later ratified her combined world record total score of 241.31; thus, Medvedeva became the first female skater to break the 240-point mark in the combined total score. She stated, "I went out on the ice absolutely calm, there was no shadow of a doubt or lack of confidence in me.”[38]

2017–2018 season: 2018 Winter Olympics and coach changeEdit

Medvedeva continued her winning streak with a gold medal at the 2017 CS Ondrej Nepela Trophy in Bratislava, Slovakia. [39] However, after this competition she decided to change her long program to Anna Karenina, which she debuted in Japan Open. In mid-October, a few days before the 2017 Rostelecom Cup, she was diagnosed with a crack in the metatarsal bone in her right foot.[40] She won her Grand Prix event in Russia as well as the 2017 NHK Trophy, held a month later in Osaka, Japan. However, her foot injury forced her to pull out of the Grand Prix Final and the Russian National Championship, and she therefore did not defend her title at either event.

At the 2018 Europeans, held in Moscow, Medvedeva finished second to teammate Alina Zagitova. On the next day, Sunday, January 21, she was named for the Russian Olympic team together with Zagitova and Sotskova.[41]

During Medvedeva's first performance of the 2018 Winter Olympics, at the ladies short program of the team event, she placed first with a record score of 81.06, a personal best and world record for ladies' short program.[42][43] The 10 points for the first place in the ladies' short program helped Russia to a silver medal in the team figure skating competition.[44]

 
Medvedeva (left) with Alina Zagitova (center) and Kaetlyn Osmond (right) at the 2018 Winter Olympics podium.

In the individual event, Medvedeva ranked second in the short program with a score of 81.61, breaking another world record before it was surpassed by her teammate, Alina Zagitova. She then scored 156.65 points in the free skating program for a total of 238.26 points, putting her in second place behind Zagitova, who also scored 156.65 points in the free skating program for a total score of 239.57, and earning her an Olympic silver medal.[45]

Although she initially planned to compete in the World Championships held the month after the Olympic Games, she revealed that she had a stress fracture in her foot and chose to withdraw from the World Championships to give her body a chance to heal.

On 7 May 2018, Medvedeva announced in a statement that she was ending her partnership with longtime coach Eteri Tutberidze and relocating to Toronto to train under coach Brian Orser. She would continue to represent Russia and her current club (Sambo 70) while training in Canada.[46]

2018–2019 season: Struggles and World bronze medalEdit

 
Medvedeva at the 2018 CS Autumn Classic.

Medvedeva began her first season with her new coaches at Autumn Classic International where she ranked first in the short program and second in the free, finishing in second place overall, behind Bradie Tennell and ahead of Maé-Bérénice Méité.

In October, Medvedeva began competing on that year's Grand Prix circuit. At the 2018 Skate Canada, she fell on a downgraded triple flip in the short program, missing her combination as a result and placing seventh. She placed first in the free skate to win the bronze medal behind Elizaveta Tuktamysheva and Mako Yamashita.[47] She placed fourth at the 2018 Internationaux de France in November after problems in both programs. This marks the first time Medvedeva finished off an international podium in her entire junior and senior career.[48]

Following the disappointment in France, Medvedeva replaced her original "Orange Colored Sky" short program with a new one choreographed by friend Misha Ge to selections from Giacomo Puccini's Tosca.[49] Skating next at the 2019 Russian Championships, her first public performance of the new program went poorly, underrotating the first part of a combination, popping the second jump, and falling on her closing double Axel. Despite this, she said she felt better than after the French Grand Prix.[50] In fourteenth place going into the free skate, she performed much better there, despite a fall, placing fourth in the free to finish seventh overall, losing not just to junior competitors (who swept the podium), but also to seniors Stanislava Konstantinova, Alina Zagitova and Sofia Samodurova[51]. Speaking afterward she said "even though I made a mistake, I am pleased with today’s performance."[51] She was named the second alternate for the European Championships and first alternate for the Winter Universiade, however she had a chance for the participation at the Winter Universiade after Elizaveta Tuktamysheva withdrew, but Medvedeva also withdrew and Maria Sotskova called up. In February at the 2019 Russian Cup Final she won gold, placing first in the short program and second in the free, and was therefore sent to the 2019 World Figure Skating Championships. The selection of Medvedeva was not without controversy, with some believing that Tuktamysheva, who had finished second at the Russia Cup Final but had a stronger season up until her withdrawal from the Nationals (due to being sick with pneumonia), should have been sent.[52]

At the 2019 World Championships, Medvedeva skated despite sustaining an injury in her thigh. She placed fourth in the short program after underrotating the second part of her combination jump.[53] In the free skate she performed cleanly, apart from an underrotated double Axel, placing third in that segment, and winning the bronze medal.[54] She declined an invitation to the World Team Trophy, in order to nurse her thigh.

2019–2020 seasonEdit

Medvedeva commenced the season with Autumn Classic International, finishing second in both programs, eventually winning the silver medal behind Rika Kihira.[55] At the Shanghai Trophy, she competed despite not having fully recovered from a high fever that had forced her to miss a week of training before the event.[56] She nonetheless placed first in the short program and second in the free skate to place first overall over Elizabet Tursynbaeva and Lim Eun-soo, winning her first international gold medal with coach Brian Orser and the first international gold medal since the NHK Trophy in 2017.[57]

Beginning on the Grand Prix, Medvedeva placed sixth in the short program at Skate Canada after having a disastrous skate where she underrotated the second part of her triple flip-triple toe loop combination, stepped out of her double Axel, and fell on an underrotated triple Lutz.[58] She came back strongly the next day, skating the third-best free skate, after only Alexandra Trusova and Kihira. Her score of 146.73 was a season's best, moving her up to fifth place overall.[59]

She is expected to next compete at Rostelecom Cup, and the National Championships, with possible participations at the Grand Prix Final, European Championships and World Championships, depending of the upcoming results.

Skating techniqueEdit

 
Medvedeva performing a Lutz at the 2018 Winter Olympics

Medvedeva commonly performs almost all of her jumps with an arm over her head, a technique called the "Tano" variation, a position first popularized by Brian Boitano as part of his triple lutz jump. She performs several jump combinations ending with a triple toe loop, such as the 3F-3T, 3S-3T, 3Lo-3T and 2A-3T. She is also known for practicing various triple-triple-triple and triple-triple-triple-triple jump combinations. In the 2016-2017 season, Medvedeva also rejuvenated the "Rippon" variation which involves doing jumps with both arms over the head. In the 2018-19 season, Medvedeva also started including the triple loop jump on the end of a combination such as the 3S-3Lo. She has also performed 2A-3Lo, 3Lo-3Lo and 3F-3Lo in practices. She also commonly performs a cross grab I-position spiral towards the centre of the rink near the end of her programs.

Despite her consistency and difficulty of transitions, Medvedeva is often criticized for her "flutz", which is a Lutz jump taken off from the inside edge.[60]

EndorsementsEdit

Medvedeva appeared on the front cover of the July 2017 issue of Elle Girl Russia.[61] She was included in the 2017 SportsPro 50 Most Marketable Athletes List, ranked 46.[62] She was the second figure skater to be featured after the British sports magazine previously listed Yuna Kim in 2013.[63] Medvedeva was also included in Business Insider's 2017 list of the world's 50 most dominant athletes, ranked 14,[64] and in the Forbes '30 under 30 Europe' list of 2017 as one of the most successful young people in Europe.[65]

Medvedeva is sponsored by John Wilson, her Gold Seal blade manufacturer,[62][66] Edea, her skating boot manufacturer, and Nike. In 2018, John Wilson presented her with custom 24K rose gold engraved blades designed by fellow figure skater Misha Ge. Her other endorsements include being named a brand ambassador for Pantene in 2018. She has also made cooperations with Japanese brands Rivaland and Aniplex.

Records and achievementsEdit

 
Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia, awards Medvedeva the Order of Friendship in 2018.

Historical recordsEdit

  • Set the junior-level ladies' record for the short program to 68.48 points at the 2015 Junior Worlds.
  • Holds a world record for the ladies' combined total score (241.31) previously held by Yuna Kim, which Medvedeva set thrice: at the 2017 European Championships (229.71), at the 2017 World Championships (233.41), and at the 2017 ISU World Team Trophy (241.31).
  • Holds a world record for the ladies' free skating score (160.46) previously held by Yuna Kim, which Medvedeva set four times: at the 2016 Worlds (150.10), at the 2017 European Championships (150.79), at the 2017 World Championships (154.40) and at the 2017 ISU World Team Trophy (160.46).
  • First female skater to break the 80-point mark for the ladies' short program score achieved at the 2017 ISU World Team Trophy (80.85).
  • First female skater to break the 160-point mark for the ladies' free skating score achieved at the 2017 ISU World Team Trophy (160.46).
  • First female skater to break the 230-point mark in the combined total score, achieved at the 2017 World Championships (233.41).
  • First female skater to break the 240-point mark in the combined total score achieved at the 2017 ISU World Team Trophy (241.31).

List of Medvedeva's world record scoresEdit

Historical world record scoresEdit

Note: Because of the introduction of the new +5 / -5 GOE (Grade of Execution) system which replaced the previous +3 / -3 GOE system, ISU has decided that all statistics starts from zero starting from season 2018–19 and all previous statistics are historical.[67]

Medvedeva had broken world records 13 times before season 2018–19.

Combined total records[68]
Date Score Event Note
22 April 2017 241.31 2017 World Team Trophy Historical world record.
Medvedeva became the first and remained the only lady to score above 240 points before season 2018–19.
31 March 2017 233.41 2017 World Championships Medvedeva became the first lady to score above 230 points.
27 January 2017 229.71 2017 European Championships Medvedeva broke Yuna Kim's record which had lasted since February 2010.
Short program records[69]
Date Score Event Note
21 February 2018 81.61 2018 Winter Olympics Historical world record.
This record was broken by teammate Alina Zagitova twenty minutes later at the same event.
11 February 2018 81.06 2018 Winter Olympics (Team event) Note) This Team event result is not cited in the ISU data site.
20 April 2017 80.85 2017 World Team Trophy Medvedeva became the first lady to score above 80 points in short program.
9 December 2016 79.21 2016–17 Grand Prix Final Medvedeva broke Mao Asada's record which had lasted since March 2014.
Free skating records[70]
Date Score Event Note
22 April 2017 160.46 2017 World Team Trophy Historical world record.
Medvedeva became the first and remained the only lady to score above 160 points before season 2018–19.
31 March 2017 154.40 2017 World Championships
27 January 2017 150.79 2017 European Championships
2 April 2016 150.10 2016 World Championships Medvedeva broke Yuna Kim's record which had lasted since February 2010.
Junior ladies' short program records
Date Score Event Note
7 March 2015 68.48 2015 World Junior Championships
13 December 2014 67.09 2014–15 Junior Grand Prix Final

List of Medvedeva's historical best scoresEdit

Best combined total scores[71]
All-time rank Score Event Note
1 241.31 2017 World Team Trophy Historical best score.
Medvedeva is the only lady who has ever scored above 240 points. She has scored thirteen times above 220 points, five times above 230 points and once above 240 points. Ten out of the fifteen best combined total scores of all time have been scored by Medvedeva.
(2) (Alina Zagitova 239.57)
3 238.26 2018 Winter Olympics
(4) (Alina Zagitova 238.24)
5 233.41 2017 World Championships
6 232.86 2018 European Championships
7 231.21 2017 Rostelecom Cup
Best short program scores[citation needed]
All-time rank Score Event Note
(1) (Alina Zagitova 82.92) Historical best score.
Medvedeva has scored eleven times above 78 points and five times above 80 points in the short program. Nine out of the eleven best short program scores of all time have been scored by Medvedeva.
She was the first lady who scored above 80 points in a short program at an international competition.
2 81.61 2018 Winter Olympics
3 81.06 2018 Winter Olympics - Team event
4 80.85 2017 World Team Trophy
5 80.75 2017 Rostelecom Cup
(6) (Alina Zagitova and Carolina Kostner 80.27)
8 80.00 2017 CS Ondrej Nepela Trophy
Best free skating scores[citation needed]
All-time rank Score Event Note
1 160.46 2017 World Team Trophy Historical best score.
Medvedeva is the first lady to score above 160 points in free skating. She has scored ten times above 146 points in free skating. Seven times she has scored above 150 points and once above 160 points. Seven out of the twelve best free skating scores of all time have been scored by Medvedeva.
(2) (Alina Zagitova 158.08)
(3) (Alina Zagitova 157.97)
4 156.65 2018 Winter Olympics
(Alina Zagitova 156.65)
6 154.40 2017 World Championships
7 154.29 2018 European Championships

ProgramsEdit

 
Medvedeva at the exhibition gala of the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Short program Free skating Exhibition
2019–2020
[72][73]


2018–2019
[74][49]






2017–2018
[77][78][79]





2016–2017
[21]




2015–2016
[85][86][87]



2014–2015
[88][16]

2013–2014
[89]
  • Ballet Russe
    by Frank Mills
    choreo. by Eteri Tutberidze
  • Russian Gypsy Music
2012–2013
  • Na Katere
    by Eugen Doga
  • Gramofon
    by Eugen Doga
    choreo. by Eteri Tutberidze
2011–2012
  • Rich Man's Frug
    by Cy Coleman
    choreo. by Eteri Tutberidze
  • Na Katere
    by Eugen Doga
  • Gramofon
    by Eugen Doga
    choreo. by Eteri Tutberidze
2010–2011
  • Tsyganochka
    (Russian: Цыганочка)
  • Ekh raz, eshche raz
    (Russian: Эх раз, ещё раз)
    choreo. by Eteri Tutberidze
2009–2010
 
Medvedeva at the 2018 Winter Olympics

Competitive highlightsEdit

 
Medvedeva at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
 
Medevdeva at the 2017 NHK Trophy

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

International[8]
Event 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17 17–18 18–19 19–20
Olympics 2nd
Worlds 1st 1st WD 3rd
Europeans 1st 1st 2nd
GP Final 1st 1st WD
GP France 1st 4th
GP NHK Trophy 1st
GP Rostelecom Cup 2nd 1st TBD
GP Skate America 1st
GP Skate Canada 1st 3rd 5th
CS Autumn Classic 2nd 2nd
CS Ondrej Nepela 1st 1st
Shanghai Trophy 1st
International: Junior[8]
Junior Worlds 3rd 1st
JGP Final 3rd 1st
JGP Czech Rep. 1st
JGP France 1st
JGP Latvia 1st
JGP Poland 1st
Ice Star 1st
National[90]
Russian Champ. 7th 3rd 1st 1st WD 7th
Russian Jr. Champ. 4th 1st
Russian Cup Final 2nd 1st
Team events
Olympics 2nd T
1st P
World Team Trophy 2nd T
1st P
Team Challenge Cup 2nd T
1st P
Japan Open 2nd T
1st P
1st T
1st P
J = Junior level; TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew
T = Team result; P = Personal result. Medals are awarded only for team result.

Pre-international debutEdit

National[8]
Event 10–11 11–12 12–13
Russian Champ. 8th
Russian Jr. Champ. 12th 6th 4th
Russian Cup Final 2nd J 2nd J
J = Junior level;

Detailed resultsEdit

Small medals for short program and free skating awarded only at ISU Championships. At team events, medals awarded for team results only.

Senior levelEdit

 
Medvedeva at the 2015–16 Grand Prix Final.

Previous ISU world best highlighted in bold. Historical ISU world best highlighted in bold with a * mark. Current personal bests highlighted in italic.

2019–20 season
Date Event SP FS Total
24–29 December 2019 2020 Russian Championships
TBD


15–17 November 2019 2019 Rostelecom Cup
TBD


25–27 October 2019 2019 Skate Canada International 6
62.89
3
146.73
5
209.62
3–5 October 2019 2019 Shanghai Trophy 1
72.16
2
119.62
1
191.78
12–14 September 2019 2019 CS Autumn Classic International 2
75.14
2
142.29
2
217.43
2018–19 season
Date Event SP FS Total
18–24 March 2019 2019 World Championships 4
74.23
3
149.57
3
223.80
18-22 February 2019 2019 Russian Cup Final
domestic competition
1
76.89
2
146.01
1
222.90
19–23 December 2018 2019 Russian Championships 14
62.24
4
143.66
7
205.90
23–25 November 2018 2018 Internationaux de France 3
67.55
5
125.26
4
192.81
26–28 October 2018 2018 Skate Canada International 7
60.83
1
137.08
3
197.91
20–22 September 2018 2018 CS Autumn Classic International 1
70.98
2
133.91
2
204.89
2017–18 season
Date Event SP FS Total
14–25 February 2018 2018 Winter Olympics 2
81.61
1
156.65
2
238.26
9–12 February 2018 2018 Winter Olympics (team event) 1
81.06
2T
15–21 January 2018 2018 European Championships 2
78.57
2
154.29
2
232.86
10–12 November 2017 2017 NHK Trophy 1
79.99
1
144.40
1
224.39
20–22 October 2017 2017 Rostelecom Cup 1
80.75
1
150.46
1
231.21
7 October 2017 2017 Japan Open 1
152.08
1T
21–23 September 2017 2017 CS Ondrej Nepela Trophy 1
80.00
1
146.72
1
226.72
2016–17 season
Date Event SP FS Total
20–23 April 2017 2017 World Team Trophy 1
80.85
1
160.46*[91]
2T/1P
241.31*[92]
29 March – 2 April 2017 2017 World Championships 1
79.01
1
154.40
1
233.41
25–29 January 2017 2017 European Championships 1
78.92
1
150.79
1
229.71
20–26 December 2016 2017 Russian Championships 1
80.08
1
153.49
1
233.57
8–11 December 2016 2016–17 Grand Prix Final 1
79.21
1
148.45
1
227.66
11–13 November 2016 2016 Trophée de France 1
78.52
1
143.02
1
221.54
28–30 October 2016 2016 Skate Canada International 1
76.24
1
144.41
1
220.65
1 October 2016 2016 Japan Open 1
147.07
2T
2015–16 season
Date Event SP FS Total
22–24 April 2016 2016 Team Challenge Cup 1
77.56
1
151.55
2T/1P
28 March – 3 April 2016 2016 World Championships 3
73.76
1
150.10
1
223.86
26–31 January 2016 2016 European Championships 1
72.55
1
142.90
1
215.45
22–27 December 2015 2016 Russian Championships 1
79.44
1
155.44
1
234.88
10–13 December 2015 2015–16 Grand Prix Final 1
74.58
1
147.96
1
222.54
20–22 November 2015 2015 Rostelecom Cup 3
67.03
1
139.73
2
206.76
23–25 October 2015 2015 Skate America 1
70.92
2
135.09
1
206.01
1–3 October 2015 2015 CS Ondrej Nepela Trophy 1
63.68
2
120.26
1
183.94

Junior levelEdit

 
Medvedeva at the 2014–15 JGP Final.
 
Evgenia Medvedeva at the Junior World Championships

Previous ISU junior world bests highlighted in bold. Personal junior bests highlighted in italic.

2014–15 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
2–8 March 2015 2015 World Junior Championships Junior 1
68.48
1
124.49
1
192.97
4–7 February 2015 2015 Russian Junior Championships Junior 1
70.95
1
134.10
1
205.05
24–28 December 2014 2015 Russian Championships Senior 3
72.57
3
137.24
3
209.81
11–14 December 2014 2014–15 JGP Final Junior 1
67.09
1
123.80
1
190.89
3–7 September 2014 2014 JGP Czech Republic Junior 2
55.92
2
115.20
1
171.12
20–24 August 2014 2014 JGP France Junior 1
61.12
1
118.43
1
179.55
2013–14 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
10–16 March 2014 2014 World Junior Championships Junior 3
63.72
3
114.71
3
178.43
26 February – 2 March 2014 2014 Russian Cup Final
domestic competition
Senior 2
66.05
2
124.52
2
190.57
23–25 January 2014 2014 Russian Junior Championships Junior 4
63.25
4
120.45
4
183.70
24–26 December 2013 2014 Russian Championships Senior 8
62.19
8
119.67
7
181.86
5–6 December 2013 2013–14 JGP Final Junior 3
58.75
5
104.93
3
163.68
18–20 October 2013 2013 Ice Star Junior 1
62.12
1
118.01
1
180.13
20–22 September 2013 2013 JGP Poland Junior 1
61.61
1
118.35
1
179.96
29–30 August 2013 2013 JGP Latvia Junior 3
55.17
1
114.35
1
169.52
2012–13 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
2–3 February 2013 2013 Russian Junior Championships Junior 5
61.35
4
118.84
4
180.19
2011–12 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
5–7 February 2012 2012 Russian Junior Championships Junior 7
54.86
7
103.64
6
158.50
26–27 December 2011 2012 Russian Championships Senior 11
53.21
8
108.53
8
161.74
2010–11 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
2–4 February 2011 2011 Russian Junior Championships Junior 13
42.57
12
88.93
12
131.50

AwardsEdit

Year Award Category Result
2017 Women's Sports Foundation Sportswoman of the Year Awards.[93] Nominated

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External linksEdit

Historical World Record Holders (before season 2018–19)
Preceded by
  Mao Asada
Ladies' Short Program
9 December 2016 – 21 February 2018
Succeeded by
  Alina Zagitova
Preceded by
  Yuna Kim
Ladies' Free Skating
2 April 2016 – 1 July 2018
Succeeded by
The GOE system were changed.
Preceded by
  Yuna Kim
Ladies' Total Score
27 January 2017 – 1 July 2018
Succeeded by
The GOE system were changed.
Historical World Junior Record Holders (before season 2018–19)
Preceded by
  Elena Radionova
Ladies' Junior Short Program
13 December 2014 – 16 September 2016
Succeeded by
  Polina Tsurskaya