Roman Pavlovich Pleshkov (Russian: Роман Павлович Плешков, born 19 January 2000) is a Russian pair skater. With his partner, Alina Pepeleva, he is the 2019 CS Warsaw Cup silver medalist. On the junior level, Pepeleva/Pleshkov are the 2019 JGP United States bronze medalists and have qualified to the 2019–20 Junior Grand Prix Final.

Roman Pleshkov
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Personal information
Native nameРоман Павлович Плешков
Full nameRoman Pavlovich Pleshkov
Country representedRussia Russia
Born (2000-01-19) 19 January 2000 (age 19)
Yekaterinburg, Russia
Home townMoscow, Russia
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
PartnerAlina Pepeleva
Former partnerAlbina Sokur, Anna Kaportseva
CoachVladislav Zhovnirski, Arina Ushakova, Filip Tarasov
Former coachElena Levkovets
ChoreographerTatiana Druchinina
Skating clubVorobyovy Gory SSHOR
Former skating clubSports School No. 8 Lokomotiv
Training locationsMoscow
Began skating2004
ISU personal best scores
Combined total188.79
2019 CS Warsaw Cup
Short program67.06
2019 CS Warsaw Cup
Free skate121.73
2019 CS Warsaw Cup

Personal lifeEdit

Pleshkov was born on 19 January 2000 in Yekaterinburg, Russia.[1]

CareerEdit

Early yearsEdit

Pleshkov began learning how to skate in 2004 at the age of four.[1] He competed as a single skater through the end of 2011-12 figure skating season after which he teamed up with his first partner, Albina Sokur. Sokur/Pleshkov competed together domestically through the 2016-17, but split at the end of the season. Pleshkov then teamed up with Anna Kaportseva for a season before joining forces with his current partner, Alina Pepeleva.[2]

2018–19 seasonEdit

Pepeleva/Pleshkov competed at their first international assignment, 2019 JGP Austria in August of 2018. The team placed fourth in the short program and third in the free skate to win the bronze medal overall behind Russian teammates Polina Kostiukovich / Dmitrii Ialin and Anastasia Poluianova / Dmitry Sopot. Despite their podium finish, Pepeleva/Pleshkov did not receive a second JGP assignment but instead went on to win gold in the junior division of the 2018 Minsk-Arena Ice Star, and silver at the 2018 Russian-Chinese Winter Games.

At the 2019 Russian Junior Championships, Pepeleva/Pleshkov finished just off the podium in fourth place.

2019–20 seasonEdit

Pepeleva/Pleshkov opened their season back on the Junior Grand Prix circuit in August 2019 at the 2019 JGP United States. Despite technical errors in both the short program and the free skate, the team managed to earn the bronze medal behind fellow Russian teams Apollinariia Panfilova / Dmitry Rylov and Kseniia Akhanteva / Valerii Kolesov.

At their second assignment, 2019 JGP Poland, Pepeleva/Pleshkov were again plagued by a number of technical difficulties and fluke mistakes which caused them to finish off the podium in fourth place. Despite missing the podium, the team qualified the final spot to the 2019–20 Junior Grand Prix Final based on points earned between their two assignments.

Pepeleva/Pleshkov made their senior debut in November 2019 at the 2019 CS Warsaw Cup. The team put together their cleanest programs of the season to date at the event and captured the silver medal for their efforts behind American team Jessica Calalang / Brian Johnson and ahead of Canadian team Justine Brasseur / Mark Bardei. They also set new personal bests in all three segments at this event.

At the 2020 Russian Championships, Pepeleva/Pleshkov gave two of their strongest performances of the season, placing sixth in the short program and fifth in the free skate to finish fifth overall, just ahead of junior-level rivals Panfilova/Rylov. Due to their placement in the event, Pepeleva/Pleshkov were named second alternates to the Russian team for the 2020 European Championships.[3][4]

ProgramsEdit

With PepelevaEdit

Season Short program Free skating
2019–2020
[1]
2018–2019
[5]

Competitive highlightsEdit

CS: Challenger Series; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

With PepelevaEdit

International[6]
Event 2018–19 2019–20
CS Warsaw Cup 2nd
Icelab Cup 1st
International: Junior
JGP Final 5th
JGP Austria 3rd
JGP Poland 4th
JGP United States 3rd
Ice Star 1st
National[2]
Russian Champ. 5th
Russian Jr. Champ. 4th TBD
J = Junior level; TBD = Assigned

With KaportsevaEdit

National[2]
Event 2017–18
Russian Cup Final 7th J

With SokurEdit

National[2]
Event 2015–16 2016–17
Russian Junior Champ. 8th 7th
Russian Cup Final 3rd J WD

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Alina PEPELEVA / Roman PLESHKOV: 2019/2020". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 21 November 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d "Роман Павлович Плешков" [Roman Pleshkov]. fskate.ru (in Russian). Archived from the original on 11 November 2019.
  3. ^ Flade, Tatjana (December 26, 2019). "Tarasova and Morozov dazzle in Pairs' Short Program at Russian Nationals". Golden Skate.
  4. ^ Flade, Tatjana (December 27, 2019). "Boikova and Kozlovskii capture first national title in pairs". Golden Skate.
  5. ^ "Alina PEPELEVA / Roman PLESHKOV: 2018/2019". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 18 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Competition Results: Alina PEPELEVA / Roman PLESHKOV". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 18 March 2019.

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