Kirill Aleshin

Kirill Pavlovich Aleshin (Russian: Кирилл Павлович Алёшин; born 24 April 1997) is a Russian ice dancer. With his skating partner, Anastasia Skoptsova, he is the 2020 Rostelecom Cup bronze medalist, 2018 CS Tallinn Trophy silver medalist, and 2021 Russian national bronze medalist.

Kirill Aleshin
Anastasia Skoptsova and Kirill Aleshin at the 2018 World Junior Championships.jpg
Skoptsova/Aleshin at the 2018 World Junior Championships
Personal information
Native nameКирилл Павлович Алёшин
Full nameKirill Pavlovich Aleshin
Alternative namesAlyoshin
Country representedRussia
Born (1997-04-24) 24 April 1997 (age 24)
Omsk, Russia
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
PartnerAnastasia Skoptsova
Former partnerEvgenia Cherpakova
CoachSvetlana Alexeeva, Elena Kustarova, Olga Riabinina
Former coachTatiana Odinokova
ChoreographerSergei Nikulshin, Soloviev
Former choreographerElena Kustarova, Olga Riabinina
Skating clubSport School No. 2 Moscow
Training locationsMoscow
Former training locationsSaint Petersburg
Omsk
Began skating2004
ISU personal best scores
Combined total195.06
2021 Denis Ten Memorial
Short dance78.39
2021 Denis Ten Memorial
Free dance116.67
2021 Denis Ten Memorial

Earlier in their career, they won gold at the 2018 World Junior Championships and 2017 Junior Grand Prix Final, as well as bronze at the 2016 Winter Youth Olympics.

Early lifeEdit

Kirill Pavlovich Aleshin was born on 24 April 1997 in Omsk, Russia.[1][2]

CareerEdit

Early yearsEdit

Aleshin began learning to skate in 2004.[3] As a child, he was taught by Tatiana Odinokova in Omsk.[4] From 2009–2010 to 2011–2012, he skated with Evgenia Cherpakova in Saint Petersburg.[4]

Beginning of partnership with SkoptsovaEdit

Aleshin teamed up with Anastasia Skoptsova 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 ninth, having ranked ninth in the short and seventh 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 (seventh in the short dance, fourth 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.[5]

2018–2019 season: Senior debutEdit

Skoptsova suffered from a recurrence of an ankle injury over the summer that limited the duo's training time leading up to the new season.[9] In late October Skoptsova/Aleshin made their international senior and Grand Prix debut at the 2018 Skate Canada where they placed 10th. Two weeks later they finished 7th at the 2018 NHK Trophy.

In late November Skoptsova/Aleshin won their first international senior medal at the 2018 CS Tallinn Trophy. Ranked first in the rhythm dance and third in the free dance they won the silver medal with their personal best score of 179.78 points. At the 2019 Russian Championships, they placed fifth.[10]

2019–2020 seasonEdit

Skoptcova/Aleshin had to withdraw from the Russian test skates prior to skating their free dance due to Aleshin becoming ill, and withdrew from the Finlandia Trophy and the Ice Star.[11] Consequently, they started their competition season at the 2019 Cup of China on the Grand Prix, placing seventh.[12] At the 2019 Rostelecom Cup, they were ninth of ten teams.

Skoptcova/Aleshin placed fifth at the 2020 Russian Championships.[13]

2020–2021 season: Grand Prix and national bronze medalsEdit

Skoptcova/Aleshin debuted at the senior Russian test skates, repeating their programs from the previous season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[14] They competed on the domestic Cup of Russia series, winning the gold medal at stage four in Kazan by almost 34 points.[15]

With the Grand Prix allotted based mainly on geographic location, Skoptcova/Aleshin competed at the 2020 Rostelecom Cup, placing third in the rhythm dance.[16] Third in the free dance as well, they won their first Grand Prix medal, a bronze.[17]

With reigning national champions Sinitsina/Katsalapov sitting out the 2021 Russian Championships due to COVID-19 illness, the bronze medal position on the national podium was widely perceived to be open to contest between several teams, Skoptcova/Aleshin among them. They placed third in the rhythm dance.[18] Due to a twizzle error from Skoptcova, they placed fourth in the free dance, but remained in third place overall to take bronze, standing on the senior national podium for the first time.[19]

Following the national championships, Stepanova/Bukin participated in the 2021 Channel One Trophy, a televised team competition held in lieu of the cancelled European Championships. They were selected for the Time of Firsts team captained by Evgenia Medvedeva.[20] They placed first in both their segments of the competition, while their team finished in second overall.[21][22] They did not participate in the Russian Cup Final.[23]

2021–2022 seasonEdit

Skoptsova and Aleshin debuted their programs at the Russian senior test skates.[24]

ProgramsEdit

(with Skoptsova)

Season Rhythm dance Free dance
2021–2022
[25]
2019–2021
[26][27]
2018–2019
[28]
  • Tango: Viejos Aires
    performed by Ara Malikian
  • Tango: Yo Soy Maria
    performed by Maria Volonte
Short dance
2017–2018
[3]
2016–2017
[1][29]
2015–2016
[30]
  • 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

 
Skoptsova/Aleshin at the 2015–16 Junior Grand Prix Final

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

With Skoptsova

International[31]
Event 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17 17–18 18–19 19–20 20–21 21–22
GP Cup of China 7th
GP NHK Trophy 7th
GP Rostelecom 9th 3rd 6th
GP Skate Canada 10th
CS Denis Ten Memorial 1st
CS Finlandia WD
CS Ice Star WD
CS Tallinn Trophy 2nd
Egna Trophy 2nd
Santa Claus Cup 1st
Universiade WD
International: Junior[31]
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 1st
Volvo Open Cup 4th
National[4]
Russian Champ. 5th 5th 3rd
Russian Junior 9th 5th 3rd 1st
Russian Youth
Elder Age
4th
Team events[8]
Youth Olympics 1st T
2nd P
TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew
T = Team result; P = Personal result. Medals awarded for team result only.

Detailed resultsEdit

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

With Skoptsova

2021–22 season
Date Event RD FD Total
26–28 November 2021 2021 Rostelecom Cup 6
71.95
6
108.98
6
180.93
28–31 October 2021 2021 CS Denis Ten Memorial Challenge 1
78.39
1
116.67
1
195.06
2020–21 season
Date Event RD FD Total
5–7 February 2021 2021 Channel One Trophy 3
81.42
3
123.34
2T/3P
204.76
23–27 December 2020 2021 Russian Championships 3
80.19
4
116.78
3
196.97
5–8 December 2020 2020 Cup of Russia Series, 5th Stage, Moscow
domestic competition
1
81.81
1
123.17
1
204.98
20–22 November 2020 2020 Rostelecom Cup 3
79.75
3
119.50
3
199.25
8–12 November 2020 2020 Cup of Russia Series, 4th Stage, Kazan
domestic competition
1
79.36
1
120.20
1
199.56
2019–20 season
Date Event RD FD Total
7–9 February 2020 2020 Egna Trophy 1
74.04
2
108.53
2
182.57
24–29 December 2019 2020 Russian Championships 4
73.98
5
112.83
5
186.81
2–8 December 2019 2019 Santa Claus Cup 1
72.75
1
109.34
1
182.09
15–17 November 2019 2019 Rostelecom Cup 7
66.52
9
98.12
9
164.64
8–10 November 2019 2019 Cup of China 6
69.19
8
100.15
7
169.34
2018–19 season
Date Event RD FD Total
19–23 December 2018 2019 Russian Championships 6
69.00
5
106.10
5
175.10
26 November – 2 December 2018 2018 CS Tallinn Trophy 1
71.17
3
108.61
2
179.78
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 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 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

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External linksEdit

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