Mikhail Sergeyevich Kolyada (Russian: Михаил Сергеевич Коляда, pronounced Koh-lyah-DAH; born 18 February 1995) is a Russian figure skater. He is the 2018 World bronze medalist[9], 2017 European and 2018 European bronze medalist, 2017 Grand Prix Final bronze medalist, 2017 Cup of China champion, 2017 and 2018 Russian national champion.

Mikhail Kolyada
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Personal information
Native nameМихаил Сергеевич Коляда
Full nameMikhail Sergeyevich Kolyada
Country representedRussia Russia
Born (1995-02-18) 18 February 1995 (age 24)
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Home townSaint Petersburg, Russia
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
CoachValentina Chebotareva
ChoreographerOlga Kliushnichenko, Stéphane Lambiel
Skating clubOlympic School St. Petersburg
World standing3 (As of 18 February 2019)[1]
Season's bests4 (2018–19)[2]
6 (2017–18)[3]
7 (2016–17)[4]
9 (2015–16)[5]
46 (2013–14)[6]
44 (2012–13)[7]
52 (2011–12)[8]
ISU personal best scores
Combined total274.37
2018 CS Ondrej Nepela Trophy
Short program100.49
2019 Europeans
Free skate178.21
2019 World

Personal lifeEdit

Mikhail Sergeyevich Kolyada was born on 18 February 1995 in Saint Petersburg, Russia.[10][11] He has three younger siblings.[12] He is enrolled at the Lesgaft National State University of Physical Education, Sport and Health.[12] On May 20, 2019, Mikhail announced that he was engaged, and in July 2019 he married retired pairs skater Daria Beklemisheva.

CareerEdit

Early yearsEdit

Kolyada began learning to skate in 2000.[13] Coach Valentina Chebotareva invited him to join her group when he was five, after observing him at a small rink.[14]

2011–2012 to 2012–2013Edit

Kolyada began competing on the ISU Junior Grand Prix (JGP) series in 2011. In 2013, he won the Russian Junior Championships and was assigned to the World Junior Championships where he finished 6th.[15]

2013–2014 seasonEdit

Kolyada won silver and bronze medals on the JGP series, becoming the first alternate for the Junior Grand Prix Final. After placing sixth in the short program at the senior Russian Championships, he withdrew from the free skate, unable to fix a problem with his boot laces.[16]

2014–2015 seasonEdit

Kolyada fractured his right ankle in August 2014, leading to two surgeries and five months off the ice.[12] He withdrew from the 2014 Rostelecom Cup, which would have been his Grand Prix debut, and the 2015 Russian Championships. In March 2015, he won gold at the Gardena Spring Trophy.

2015–2016 seasonEdit

Kolyada finished third in the Challenger Series (CS) rankings after winning silver at the 2015 Ondrej Nepela Trophy and bronze at the 2015 Ice Challenge. Skating in his first Grand Prix competition, he placed fifth at the 2015 Rostelecom Cup in November. The following month, he won the silver medal at the Russian Championships in Yekaterinburg.

In January 2016, Kolyada placed ninth in the short program, third in the free skate, and fifth overall at the European Championships in Bratislava, Slovakia. From 30 March to 1 April, he competed at the 2016 World Championships in Boston. Ranked sixth in the short and fifth in the free, he finished fourth overall, just missing the bronze to China's Boyang Jin.

2016–2017 seasonEdit

In order to be competitive, Kolyada upgraded his technical content. He initially planned to incorporate a quad Lutz in his short and long programs, but eventually decided that the consistency of the quad Lutz was too risky for the short and a clean program executed perfectly along with his traditionally high components score would keep him in the mix overall. Along with the Lutz, he also tried adding a quad Salchow and toe loop in the free skate.

Kolyada also decided in this season to add a new choreographer to his team, two-time World champion and 2006 Olympic silver medalist Stéphane Lambiel,[17] along with his long-time choreographer, Olga Kliushnichenko.

Kolyada placed fourth at the 2016 CS Finlandia Trophy and 2016 Rostelecom Cup. His next Grand Prix assignment was the 2016 NHK Trophy. In December 2016, he won his first Russian national title.[18][19] At the 2017 European Championships, he won the bronze medal behind Javier Fernández and Maxim Kovtun. He placed fourth in the short program and third in the free skate. In the free program he fell on a quad Lutz, but the jump was counted as fully rotated.[20] At the 2017 World Championships he placed seventh in the short program and ninth in the free skate, finishing 8th overall. At the 2017 World Team Trophy he placed fourth in the short program, and fifth in the free skate with Team Russia finishing second place overall. In the free skate and attempted a quad Lutz but fell on the landing although the jump was counted as fully rotated.[21]

2017–2018 seasonEdit

Kolyada started his season with a gold medal at the 2017 CS Ondrej Nepela Trophy, after ranking 10th in the short program and first in the free skate. In the free skate, he landed his first quad lutz in international competition.[22] He placed fourth at the 2017 CS Finlandia Trophy and won the bronze medal at the 2017 Rostelecom Cup, and later the gold medal at the 2017 Cup of China, qualifying him for the Grand Prix Final.

He then had his biggest achievement yet, finishing third at the Grand Prix Final. The next month, he won his second consecutive Russian figure skating title, and despite errors won bronze for the second consecutive year at the 2018 European Championships.

At the 2018 Winter Olympics, Kolyada was part of the Olympic Athletes from Russia team in the team event. He performed poorly in the short program, falling on both quadruple jump attempts and singling his triple Axel, placing eighth overall. He placed second in the free skate. Team Russia won the silver medal overall.[23] In the men's individual event, he placed eighth.[24]

Kolyada won the bronze medal at the 2018 World Championships in Milan, Italy, being second after the short, but dropping to third after errors in the long.[25]

2018–2019 seasonEdit

Over the summer, Kolyada suffered from sinusitis, which would continue to plague him throughout the fall.[26] He started his season by competing in two ISU Challenger Series events. In mid-September he won the gold medal at the 2018 CS Ondrej Nepela Trophy and in early October he won another gold medal at the 2018 CS Finlandia Trophy. At both events, Kolyada ranked first in both the short program and the free skate. In early November he placed fourth at the 2018 Grand Prix of Helsinki. Two weeks later, he placed fourth again, now at the 2018 Rostelecom Cup. In early December, Kolyada competed at the 2018 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb where he won the silver medal after placing first in the short program and second in the free skate.

Kolyada's sinusitis became serious again immediately prior to the 2019 Russian Championships, leading to his hospitalization, and his participation at nationals being uncertain until days prior. Competing in less than top form, he nevertheless won the silver medal, placing second in the short program and third in the free skate.[27][28]

The European Championships initially went well for Kolyada, with a clean short program earning a personal best score of 100.49 and first place going into the free skate, over eight points ahead of second place finisher Alexander Samarin.[29] He fell four times in the free program, placing eleventh there, and fifth overall.[30]

At the 2019 World Championships in Saitama, Kolyada placed tenth in the short program after failing to execute his planned quad.[31] He rose to sixth in the free and sixth overall with a program with only minor errors, saying "there were some little technical issues, but overall, I am pleased with how I did. The audience was very supportive and I felt that."[32]

2019–2020 seasonEdit

In early October, Kolyada announced that a recurrence of his sinusitis would cause him to miss at least the first half of the season. Coach Valentina Chebotareva expressed the hope that he would be able to return for the 2020 Russian Championships, but ultimately this was not possible.[33] Kolyada resumed training in early January of 2020.[34]

ProgramsEdit

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2019-2020
[35]
2018–2019
[36][37]
2017–2018
[13]

2016–2017
[39]
  • Nightingale Tango
    by Yuri Bogoslovski
  • John Gray foxtrot
    by Matvey Blanter
  • Le rêve de la fiancée
    (from La fiancée aux yeux de bois)
    by Jean-Marc Zelwer
  • À la lune
    (from Cirque du Soleil's La Nouba)

2015–2016
[10][12]
2014–2015
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
    by Danny Elfman
2013–2014
2012–2013
[40]
  • The Mask
    by Randy Edelman
2011–2012
[41]

Competitive highlightsEdit

 
Kolyada (right) with Nathan Chen (center) and Shoma Uno (left) at the 2018 World Championships podium

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

International[15]
Event 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17 17–18 18–19 19–20
Olympics 8th
Worlds 4th 8th 3rd 6th
Europeans 5th 3rd 3rd 5th
GP Final 3rd
GP Cup of China 1st
GP Finland 4th
GP NHK Trophy 5th WD
GP Rostelecom WD 5th 4th 3rd 4th
GP Skate Canada WD
CS Finlandia 4th 4th 1st
CS Golden Spin 2nd
CS Ice Challenge 3rd
CS Ondrej Nepela 2nd 1st 1st
CS Tallinn Trophy WD
Dragon Trophy 1st
Gardena Trophy 3rd 1st
Tallink Hotels Cup 1st
Seibt Memorial 1st
Volvo Open Cup 2nd
International: Junior[15]
Event 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17 17–18 18–19 19–20
Junior Worlds 6th
JGP Australia 4th
JGP Estonia 2nd
JGP France 6th
JGP Slovakia 3rd
National[42]
Russia 7th WD 2nd 1st 1st 2nd
Russia, Junior 6th 1st 5th
Team events
Olympics 2nd
World Team
Trophy
2nd T
4th P
WD
Team Challenge
Cup
2nd T
4th P
TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew
T = Team result; P = Personal result. Medals awarded for team result only.

Detailed resultsEdit

Senior levelEdit

 
Kolyada at the 2017 World Team Trophy

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

2019–20 season
Date Event SP FS Total
2018–19 season
Date Event SP FS Total
18–24 March 2019 2019 World Championships 10
84.23
6
178.21
6
262.44
22–24 February 2019 2019 Tallink Hotels Cup 1
93.63
1
140.12
1
233.75
21–27 January 2019 2019 European Championships 1
100.49
11
140.38
5
240.87
19–23 December 2018 2019 Russian Championships 2
94.70
3
173.70
2
268.40
5–8 December 2018 2018 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb 1
97.04
2
156.10
2
253.14
16–18 November 2018 2018 Rostelecom Cup 8
69.10
4
156.32
4
225.42
2–4 November 2018 2018 Grand Prix Finland 6
81.76
4
157.03
4
238.79
4–7 October 2018 2018 CS Finlandia Trophy 1
85.20
1
165.38
1
250.58
19–22 September 2018 2018 CS Ondrej Nepela Trophy 1
96.82
1
177.55
1
274.37
2017–18 season
Date Event SP FS Total
19–25 March 2018 2018 World Championships 2
100.08
4
172.24
3
272.32
14–25 February 2018 2018 Winter Olympics 8
86.69
7
177.56
8
264.25
9–12 February 2018 2018 Winter Olympics (Team event) 8
74.36
2
173.57
2T
15–21 January 2018 2018 European Championships 4
83.41
3
175.49
3
258.90
21–24 December 2017 2018 Russian Championships 2
101.62
1
179.54
1
281.16
7–10 December 2017 2017–18 Grand Prix Final 3
99.22
3
182.78
3
282.00
3–5 November 2017 2017 Cup of China 1
103.13
3
176.25
1
279.38
20–22 October 2017 2017 Rostelecom Cup 4
85.79
3
185.27
3
271.06
6–8 October 2017 2017 CS Finlandia Trophy 1
90.45
5
158.05
4
248.50
21–23 September 2017 2017 CS Ondrej Nepela Trophy 10
66.65
1
181.16
1
247.81
2016–17 season
Date Event SP FS Total
20–23 April 2017 2017 World Team Trophy 4
95.37
5
184.04
2T/4P
279.41
29 March – 2 April 2017 2017 World Championships 7
93.28
9
164.19
8
257.47
25–29 January 2017 2017 European Championships 4
83.96
3
166.22
3
250.18
20–26 December 2016 2017 Russian Championships 1
95.33
1
188.15
1
283.48
25–27 November 2016 2016 NHK Trophy 4
78.18
6
147.51
5
225.69
4–6 November 2016 2016 Rostelecom Cup 3
90.28
6
155.02
4
245.30
6–10 October 2016 2016 CS Finlandia Trophy 4
80.20
5
139.35
4
219.55
2015–16 season
Date Event SP FS Total
22–24 April 2016 2016 Team Challenge Cup 6
70.60
4
165.48
2T
28 March – 3 April 2016 2016 World Championships 6
89.66
5
178.31
4
267.97
23–27 February 2016 2016 Hellmut Seibt Memorial 2
71.41
1
155.12
1
226.53
26–31 January 2016 2016 European Championships 9
77.58
3
159.00
5
236.58
22–27 December 2015 2016 Russian Championships 2
90.55
2
170.18
2
260.73
20–22 November 2015 2015 Rostelecom Cup 5
79.64
3
168.33
5
247.97
27 October–1 November 2015 2015 Ice Challenge 3
74.86
1
164.91
3
239.77
1–3 October 2015 2015 Ondrej Nepela Trophy 1
84.33
4
145.26
2
229.59
2014–15 season
Date Event SP FS Total
23–25 March 2015 2015 Gardena Spring Trophy 1
75.44
1
133.72
1
209.16

Junior levelEdit

2013–14 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
6–9 February 2014 2014 Dragon Trophy Senior 1
71.56
1
143.18
1
214.74
22–25 January 2014 2014 Russian Junior Championships Junior 3
71.34
6
130.65
5
201.99
10–12 October 2013 2013 JGP Estonia Junior 1
74.90
6
126.36
2
201.26
12–14 September 2013 2013 JGP Slovakia Junior 3
66.37
2
123.04
3
189.41
2012–13 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
1–3 March 2013 2013 World Junior Championships Junior 8
61.50
5
128.44
6
189.94
1–3 February 2013 2013 Russian Junior Championships Junior 1
77.63
1
149.69
1
227.32
10–13 January 2013 2013 Volvo Open Cup Senior 2
65.53
1
134.13
2
199.66
25–29 December 2012 2013 Russian Championships Senior 5
74.46
9
134.50
7
208.96
22–25 August 2012 2012 JGP France Junior 8
50.51
5
108.71
6
159.22
2011–12 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
5–7 February 2012 2012 Russian Junior Championships Junior 3
72.82
10
111.05
6
183.87
September 8–10, 2011 2011 JGP Australia Junior 6
53.95
3
123.60
4
177.55

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External linksEdit

World Record Holders
Preceded by
  Shoma Uno
Men's Free Skating
22 September 2018 – 20 October 2018
Succeeded by
  Nathan Chen