Pavel Drozd

Pavel Igorevich Drozd (Russian: Павел Игоревич Дрозд; born 14 December 1995) is a Russian ice dancer. With Alla Loboda, he is a two-time World Junior medalist (silver in 2017, bronze in 2016), a three-time JGP Final silver medalist (2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17), and the 2016 Russian junior national champion.

Pavel Drozd
2015 ISU Junior Grand Prix Final Alla Loboda Pavel Drozd IMG 6971.JPG
Personal information
Native nameПавел Игоревич Дрозд
Full namePavel Igorevich Drozd
Country representedRussia
Born (1995-12-14) 14 December 1995 (age 24)
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Height1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
PartnerKsenia Konkina
Former partnerAlla Loboda, Anastasia Safronova, Valeria Podlazova
CoachAlexander Zhulin
Former coachAnjelika Krylova, Oleg Volkov, Ksenia Rumiantseva, Ekaterina Volobueva
Former choreographerBenoît Richaud, Igor Rasporski, Mikhail Kolegov
Skating clubSambo 70
Training locationsMoscow
Novogorsk
ISU personal best scores
Combined total176.38
2019 CS Asian Open Trophy
Short dance70.21
2019 CS Asian Open Trophy
Free dance106.17
2019 CS Asian Open Trophy

Personal lifeEdit

Pavel Igorevich Drozd was born on 14 December 1995 in Saint Petersburg, Russia.[1] He moved to Moscow in 2010. His younger sister, Daria, has also competed in ice dancing.[2] He studies foreign languages, first English and Spanish, and has now also taken up Italian and French.[3]

CareerEdit

Early yearsEdit

Drozd began learning to skate at age five in Saint Petersburg.[4] He had an ice dancing partnership with Anastasia Safronova from around 2008 to 2010.[5] After they parted ways, Ksenia Rumiantseva invited him to join her group in Moscow.[4] He then competed with Valeria Podlazova for two seasons.[5]

Start of partnership with LobodaEdit

On 10 March 2012, Drozd began skating with Alla Loboda, who trained under the same coaches.[2] Led by Ksenia Rumiantseva and Ekaterina Volobueva in Moscow, they placed 11th at the 2013 Russian Junior Championships.

2013–2014 seasonEdit

Loboda/Drozd debuted on the ISU Junior Grand Prix (JGP) series in the 2013–14 season, obtaining bronze medals in Riga, Latvia and Gdańsk, Poland. They finished fifth at the 2014 Russian Junior Championships.

2014–2015 seasonEdit

Loboda/Drozd's first assignment of the 2014–15 JGP season was in Courchevel, France. Ranked second in the short dance and first in the free dance, they won the gold medal by a margin of 2.82 points over Canada's Madeline Edwards / Zhao Kai Pang. They took silver in Aichi, Japan, finishing second to Edwards/Pang by 0.44 points. Loboda/Drozd qualified for the JGP Final in Barcelona, where they won the silver medal behind teammates Anna Yanovskaya / Sergei Mozgov. Having finished 4th at the 2015 Russian Junior Championships, they were not named in Russia's team to the 2015 World Junior Championships.

2015–2016 seasonEdit

In the 2015–16 JGP season, Loboda/Drozd won the silver medal in Bratislava, Slovakia, and then gold in Linz, Austria, before taking silver behind Americans Lorraine McNamara / Quinn Carpenter at the 2015–16 JGP Final in Barcelona. After winning their first junior national title, they were awarded the bronze medal at the 2016 World Junior Championships in Debrecen, Hungary, having finished third behind McNamara/Carpenter and Rachel Parsons / Michael Parsons.

2016–2017 seasonEdit

Competing in the 2016–17 JGP season, Loboda/Drozd won gold medals in Saransk, Russia, and Tallinn, Estonia. In December 2016, they were awarded the silver medal behind the Parsons at the 2016–17 JGP Final in Marseille, France.

In March 2017 they won the silver medal at the 2017 World Junior Championships.[3]

2017–2018 seasonEdit

Loboda/Drozd started their senior career by winning the silver medal at the 2017 CS Lombardia Trophy. In October 2017 they made their Grand Prix debut at the 2017 Skate Canada where they placed 5th. Next month they competed at their 2nd GP event of the season, the 2017 Internationaux de France, where they placed 9th. In December 2017 they competed at the 2018 Russian Championships where they placed 6th after placing 6th in both the short dance and the free dance.

Anjelika Krylova and Oleg Volkov became their new coaches in May 2018.[6] Loboda and Drozd ended their partnership by July.[7]

2018–2019 seasonEdit

In July 2018, Alexander Zhulin began coaching the partnership of Drozd and Angelique Abachkina, but the skaters parted ways after learning that the French federation would not release her to compete for Russia.[7] On 5 November 2018, Drozd confirmed that he had teamed up with Ksenia Konkina and would continue to be coached by Zhulin.[7] Konkina/Drozd made their international debut at the 2019 Open Ice Mall Cup where they won the bronze medal.

2019–2020 seasonEdit

Konkina/Drozd opened their season by winning the gold medal at 2019 NRW Trophy in Dortmund, Germany. They then won silver at the 2019 CS Asian Open Trophy behind Christina Carreira / Anthony Ponomarenko of the United States.

ProgramsEdit

(with Loboda)

Season Short dance Free dance Exhibition
2017–2018
[8]
  • Chicago (musical soundtrack)
2016–2017
[4][10]
  • Blues: St. Louis Blues
  • Swing
2015–2016
[11]
2014–2015
[12]
  • Samba: Samabando
  • Rhumba
  • Samba
2013–2014
[13]
2012–2013

Records and achievementsEdit

(with Loboda)

Competitive highlightsEdit

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

With KonkinaEdit

International
Event 2018–19 2019–20
CS Asian Open Trophy 2nd
CS Warsaw Cup 2nd
Ice Mall Cup 3rd
NRW Trophy 1st
National
Russian Champ. 8th

With LobodaEdit

International[14]
Event 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17 17–18
GP France 9th
GP Skate Canada 5th
CS Golden Spin 10th
CS Lombardia 2nd
Shanghai Trophy 4th
International: Junior[14]
Junior Worlds 3rd 2nd
JGP Final 2nd 2nd 2nd
JGP Austria 1st
JGP Estonia 1st
JGP France 1st
JGP Japan 2nd
JGP Latvia 3rd
JGP Poland 3rd
JGP Russia 1st
JGP Slovakia 2nd
Ice Challenge 3rd J
National[5]
Russian Champ. 6th
Russian Jr. Champ. 11th 5th 4th 1st 2nd
J = Junior level; WD = Withdrew

Detailed resultsEdit

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

With KonkinaEdit

2019–20 season
Date Event RD FD Total
24–29 December 2019 2020 Russian Championships 9
69.04
8
107.17
8
176.21
14–17 November 2019 2019 CS Warsaw Cup 1
71.81
2
106.62
2
178.43
30 October – 3 November 2019 2019 CS Asian Open Trophy 2
70.21
3
106.17
2
176.38
10–11 August 2019 NRW Trophy 1
66.81
1
99.98
1
166.79
2018–19 season
Date Event RD FD Total
20–23 February 2019 2019 Open Ice Mall Cup 3
70.77
3
101.47
3
172.24

With LobodaEdit

2017–18 season
Date Event SD FD Total
21–24 December 2017 2018 Russian Championships 6
63.07
6
96.92
6
159.99
6–9 December 2017 2017 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb 11
59.42
9
90.90
10
150.32
24–26 November 2017 2017 Shanghai Trophy 4
95.27
4
95.27
17–19 November 2017 2017 Internationaux de France 7
60.43
9
85.42
9
145.85
27–29 October 2017 2017 Skate Canada 6
62.60
5
93.12
5
155.72
14–17 September 2017 2017 CS Lombardia Trophy 2
63.34
2
91.06
2
154.40
2016–17 season
Date Event Level SD FD Total
15–19 March 2017 2017 World Junior Championships Junior 1
67.59
2
96.78
2
164.37
1–5 February 2017 2017 Russian Junior Championships Junior 1
69.40
4
88.59
2
157.99
8–11 December 2016 2016−17 JGP Final Junior 1
67.58
2
94.29
2
161.87
28 September – 2 October 2016 2016 JGP Estonia Junior 1
65.54
1
91.47
1
157.01
14–18 September 2016 2016 JGP Russia Junior 1
64.96
1
96.91
1
161.87
2015–16 season
Date Event Level SD FD Total
14–20 March 2016 2016 World Junior Championships Junior 6
58.93
3
92.26
3
151.19
19–23 January 2016 2016 Russian Junior Championships Junior 1
68.84
2
96.06
1
164.90
10–13 December 2015 2015−16 JGP Final Junior 3
64.01
2
86.85
2
150.86
9–13 September 2015 2015 JGP Austria Junior 1
61.73
1
91.91
1
153.64
19–23 August 2015 2015 JGP Slovakia Junior 1
60.48
2
86.90
2
147.38
2014–15 season
Date Event Level SD FD Total
4–7 February 2015 2015 Russian Junior Championships Junior 2
61.84
5
78.53
4
140.37
11–14 December 2014 2014–15 JGP Final Junior 2
53.72
2
82.59
2
136.31
10–14 September 2014 2014 JGP Japan Junior 3
52.25
1
81.73
2
133.98
20–24 August 2014 2014 JGP France Junior 2
50.10
1
82.34
1
132.44
2013–14 season
Date Event Level SD FD Total
23–25 January 2014 2014 Russian Junior Championships Junior 5
58.53
3
86.66
5
145.19
19–21 September 2013 2013 JGP Poland Junior 3
54.55
3
79.56
3
134.11
29–31 August 2013 2013 JGP Latvia Junior 3
50.93
1
75.50
3
126.43
2012–13 season
Date Event Level SD FD Total
1–3 February 2013 2013 Russian Junior Championships Junior 12
41.22
11
66.04
11
107.26

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Дрозд Павел Игоревич [Pavel Igorevich Drozd] (in Russian). Russian Figure Skating Federation. Archived from the original on 23 August 2014.
  2. ^ a b Flade, Tatjana (30 June 2016). "Russia's Loboda and Drozd prepare for test skates; Junior Grand Prix". Golden Skate.
  3. ^ a b Flade, Tatjana (21 August 2017). "Russia's Loboda and Drozd hope to make impact in senior debut". Golden Skate.
  4. ^ a b c "Featured interview: Alla Loboda & Pavel Drozd (RUS)". International Skating Union. 15 September 2016.
  5. ^ a b c Дрозд Павел Игоревич [Pavel Igorevich Drozd]. fskate.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 23 August 2014.
  6. ^ "ru:Анжелика Крылова: «В России много возможностей, их нужно только правильно реализовать»" [Anjelika Krylova: "There are many opportunities in Russia, they only need to be properly implemented"] (in Russian). Figure Skating Federation of Russia.
  7. ^ a b c Samokhvalov, Anatoly (5 November 2018). "Павел Дрозд: у Жулина я нашел то, что искал". rsport.ria.ru (in Russian).
  8. ^ "Alla LOBODA / Pavel DROZD: 2017/2018". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 29 May 2018.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  9. ^ ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2017 Skate Canada International - Gala Exhibition (Television production). Eurosport. October 29, 2017.
  10. ^ "Alla LOBODA / Pavel DROZD: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 21 May 2017.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  11. ^ "Alla LOBODA / Pavel DROZD: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 27 May 2016.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  12. ^ "Alla LOBODA / Pavel DROZD: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 20 May 2015.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  13. ^ "Alla LOBODA / Pavel DROZD: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 26 March 2014.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  14. ^ a b "Competition Results: Alla LOBODA / Pavel DROZD". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 6 November 2018.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Pavel Drozd at Wikimedia Commons