Serafima Sakhanovich

Serafima "Sima" Andreyevna Sakhanovich (Russian: Серафима Андреевна Саханович; born 9 February 2000) is a Russian figure skater. She has won six medals on the ISU Challenger Series circuit, and is the 2017 C.S. Warsaw Cup champion, and the 2018 C.S. Tallinn Trophy champion. She is also the 2019 Denis Ten Memorial champion.

Serafima Sakhanovich
2014 ISU Junior Grand Prix Final Serafima Sakhanovich IMG 1597.JPG
Sakhanovich at the 2014 JGP Final
Personal information
Native nameСерафима Андреевна Саханович
Full nameSerafima Andreyevna Sakhanovich
Country representedRussia
Born (2000-02-09) 9 February 2000 (age 20)
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Height1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
CoachAngelina Turenko
Former coachEvgeni Plushenko, Alina Pisarenko, Eteri Tutberidze, Sergei Dudakov, Evgeni Rukavicin
ChoreographerOlga Glinka, Valentin Molotov
Former choreographerNikita Mikhailov, Eteri Tutberidze, Irina Sushchenko
Skating clubOlympic School St. Petersburg
Former skating clubSambo 70
Training locationsSaint Petersburg
Former training locationsMoscow
Began skating2007
ISU personal best scores
Combined total202.62
2018 CS Tallinn Trophy
Short program70.33
2018 CS Tallinn Trophy
Free skate132.29
2018 CS Tallinn Trophy

On the junior level, she is a two-time Junior World silver medalist (2014-2015), a two-time Junior Grand Prix Final silver medalist, the 2013 JGP Estonia champion, the 2014 JGP Japan champion, the 2014 JGP Slovenia champion, and the 2014 Russian junior national champion.

Personal lifeEdit

Serafima "Sima"[1] Andreyevna Sakhanovich was born 9 February 2000 in Saint Petersburg.[2] She has two older sisters.[3]

CareerEdit

Early careerEdit

Sakhanovich began skating in 2007, coached from the start by Alina Pisarenko in Saint Petersburg.[4]

Sakhanovich finished 12th at the 2012 Russian Junior Championships. At the 2013 Russian Championships, she placed fourth in her senior national debut and then won silver on the junior level behind Elena Radionova.

2013–2014 season: First medal at Junior WorldsEdit

Sakhanovich made her international debut in the 2013–2014 season. After placing fourth at the ISU Junior Grand Prix in Slovakia, she then won the gold medal in her next JGP event in Estonia.[5] Her results qualified her for the JGP Final in Fukuoka, Japan, where she won the silver medal behind teammate Maria Sotskova. Sakhanovich finished sixth on the senior level at the Russian Championships and went on to win the junior national title ahead of Sotskova. She placed second in both segments at the 2014 World Junior Championships and was awarded the silver medal. Gold went to Elena Radionova and bronze to Evgenia Medvedeva, producing Russia's second consecutive sweep of the World Junior ladies' podium. She experienced pain in her right foot during the event but her condition improved after a month's rest.[3]

Unable to find a sponsor in Saint Petersburg, Sakhanovich decided to relocate to Moscow, where she joined Eteri Tutberidze.[3]

2014–2015 season: Second silver medal at Junior WorldsEdit

Sakhanovich's first assignment of the 2014 JGP series was in Ljubljana, Slovenia. In the short program, she became the first female skater competing on the junior level to ever surpass the 40-point mark for TES and her overall score was the highest ever achieved in the Junior Grand Prix series by any lady skater.[citation needed] She won the gold medal ahead of Japan's Yuka Nagai. After another gold medal in Japan, she qualified for the 2014–15 JGP Final in Barcelona. In Spain, she won the silver medal behind teammate Evgenia Medvedeva after placing second in both segments.

Competing on the senior level at the 2015 Russian Championships, Sakhanovich placed 11th in the short program but 5th in the free skate, allowing her to move up to 5th overall. At the 2015 Russian Junior Nationals she placed 4th in the short and second in the free on her way to the bronze medal. She made the team for the 2015 World Junior Championships in Tallinn, Estonia, where she won the silver medal behind Evgenia Medvedeva after placing second in the short and third in the free.

On 9 April 2015, R-Sport news agency reported that Sakhanovich had rejoined her former coach in Saint Petersburg, Alina Pisarenko, and that she hoped to master the quad Salchow in the following season.[6] She said that she had changed coaches because her family was unable to live in two different cities at once.[7]

2015–2016 season: Senior international debutEdit

Sakhanovich started her season by placing 7th at the 2015 JGP in Spain. She then made a coaching change, moving from Alina Pisarenko to Evgeni Rukavicin, and withdrew from the JGP in Croatia in order to adjust to her new training situation and to change her free program.[8]

Making her senior international debut, Sakahnovich competed at two ISU Challenger Series events; she finished fourth at the 2015 CS Ice Challenge and took silver at the 2015 CS Warsaw Cup with a new season's best score of 176.41 points. Her results at both Russian Championships were the lowest of her career. After placing tenth at the senior event in December, she finished 17th at the junior event in January, having ranked last in the free skate with four falls on her jumps.

2016–2017 seasonEdit

Sakhanovich started her season by competing in two ISU Challenger Series events. In mid September she competed at the 2016 CS Nebelhorn Trophy where she placed 6th and in early October she competed at the 2016 CS Finlandia Trophy where she finished 8th.

Making her Grand Prix debut, Sakhanovich placed 7th at the 2016 Skate America. She then competed at the 2016 CS Tallinn Trophy where she won the silver medal behind her teammate Stanislava Konstantinova.

She finished 12th at the 2017 Russian Championships. She was coached by Evgeni Rukavicin in Saint Petersburg.[9]

2017–2018 seasonEdit

In late September 2017, Sakhanovich changed coaches, deciding to join Evgeni Plushenko at his skating school in Moscow.[10]

Sakhanovich started her season by winning two ISU Challenger Series medals. In late October she competed at the 2017 CS Minsk-Arena Ice Star where she won the silver medal behind Elizabet Tursynbayeva. She then skated at the 2017 CS Warsaw Cup where she won the gold medal.

She placed fifth at her Grand Prix assignment, 2017 Skate America, and ninth at the 2018 Russian Championships. In addition to Plushenko, she trained under Yulia Lavrenchuk until Lavrenchuk's departure at the end of the season.[11] After returning to Saint Petersburg, Sakhanovich decided to be coached by Angelina Turenko.[11]

2018–2019 seasonEdit

In mid-November Sakhanovich skated at the 2018 CS Alpen Trophy, winning the silver medal behind her teammate Anna Tarusina. Two weeks later she competed at the 2018 CS Tallinn Trophy where she won the gold medal with a personal best score of 202.62 points. She did not compete at the 2019 Russian Championships, but later placed fifth at the Bavarian Open.

2019–2020 seasonEdit

Sakhanovich began the season at the inaugural Denis Ten Memorial Challenge in Almaty, winning the event.[12] She received her first Grand Prix assignment in two years, the 2019 Skate Canada International, where she placed eighth.[13] She placed twelfth at the 2020 Russian Championships.

ProgramsEdit

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2019–2020
[14]
2018–2019
[11]
2017–2018
[15]
2016–2017
[9]
2015–2016
[16][17][18]

2014–2015
[3][19]
2013–2014
[1][20]
  • Do Not Deny If You Are In Love
    (Russian: Не отрекаются любя)
    by Mark Minkov
    choreo. by Irina Sushchenko
  • Closed School
    by Mark Erman
    choreo. by Irina Sushchenko
2012–2013
  • Once Upon a December
    (from Anastasia)
    by Deana Carter
2011–2012
  • Russian folk music
  • Meeting with Wife
    (Russian: Встреча С Женой
    from Seventeen Moments of Spring)
    by Mikael Tariverdiev
2010–2011
  • Russian folk music
2009–2010

Competitive highlightsEdit

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

International[5]
Event 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17 17–18 18–19 19–20
GP Skate America 7th 5th
GP Skate Canada 8th
CS Alpen Trophy 2nd
CS Finlandia 8th
CS Ice Challenge 4th
CS Ice Star 2nd
CS Nebelhorn 6th
CS Tallinn Trophy 2nd 1st
CS Warsaw Cup 2nd 1st 4th
Bavarian Open 5th TBD
Denis Ten MC 1st
International: Junior[5]
Junior Worlds 2nd 2nd
JGP Final 2nd 2nd
JGP Croatia WD
JGP Estonia 1st
JGP Japan 1st
JGP Slovakia 4th
JGP Slovenia 1st
JGP Spain 7th
Volvo Open Cup 1st
National[21]
Russia 4th 6th 5th 10th 12th 9th 12th
Russia: Junior 12th 2nd 1st 3rd 17th
J = Junior level
TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew

Detailed resultsEdit

Senior careerEdit

2019–20 season
Date Event SP FS Total
24–29 December 2019 2020 Russian Championships 10
65.42
12
121.98
12
187.40
14-17 November 2019 2019 CS Warsaw Cup 6
56.62
3
121.65
4
178.27
25–27 October 2019 2019 Skate Canada 7
62.63
8
113.34
8
175.97
9–12 October 2019 2019 Denis Ten Memorial Challenge 1
69.54
1
114.91
1
184.45
2018–19 season
Date Event SP FS Total
5–10 February 2019 2019 Bavarian Open 7
53.23
5
104.19
5
157.42
26 November – 2 December 2018 2018 CS Tallinn Trophy 1
70.33
1
132.29
1
202.62
11–18 November 2018 2018 CS Alpen Trophy 4
58.16
2
116.20
2
174.36
2017–18 season
Date Event SP FS Total
21–24 December 2017 2018 Russian Championships 8
67.58
10
129.86
9
197.44
24–26 November 2017 2017 Skate America 5
66.28
5
123.47
5
189.75
16–19 November 2017 2017 CS Warsaw Cup 1
61.23
1
115.16
1
176.39
26–29 October 2017 2017 CS Minsk-Arena Ice Star 2
60.63
2
113.86
2
174.49
2016–17 season
Date Event SP FS Total
20–26 December 2016 2017 Russian Championships 13
59.37
12
116.16
12
175.53
20–27 November 2016 2016 CS Tallinn Trophy 2
60.78
2
116.57
2
177.35
21–23 October 2016 2016 Skate America 8
56.52
7
107.32
7
163.84
6–10 October 2016 2016 CS Finlandia Trophy 14
42.88
5
100.49
8
143.37
22–24 September 2016 2016 CS Nebelhorn Trophy 6
52.69
5
101.99
6
154.68

Junior careerEdit

2015–16 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
19–23 January 2016 2016 Russian Junior Championships Junior 7
61.46
18
85.22
17
146.68
24–27 December 2015 2016 Russian Championships Senior 12
59.59
11
118.74
10
178.33
26–29 November 2015 2015 Warsaw Cup Senior 3
53.89
2
122.52
2
176.41
27 October–1 November 2015 2015 Ice Challenge Senior 5
54.39
4
103.34
4
157.73
30 September–3 October 2015 2015 JGP Spain Junior 4
60.10
9
92.36
7
152.46
2014–15 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
2–8 March 2015 2015 World Junior Championships Junior 2
63.09
3
123.06
2
186.15
4–7 February 2015 2015 Russian Junior Championships Junior 4
62.60
2
123.36
3
185.96
24–27 December 2014 2015 Russian Championships Senior 11
59.21
5
132.63
5
191.84
11–14 December 2014 2014–15 ISU JGP Final Junior 2
66.05
2
119.96
2
186.01
10–14 September 2014 2014 ISU JGP Japan Junior 2
56.03
1
121.66
1
177.69
27–31 August 2014 2014 ISU JGP Slovenia Junior 1
66.58
1
125.38
1
191.96
2013–14 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
10–16 March 2014 2014 World Junior Championships Junior 2
64.75
2
117.38
2
182.13
23–25 January 2014 2014 Russian Junior Championships Junior 1
67.82
1
128.96
1
196.78
24–26 December 2013 2014 Russian Championships Senior 7
62.36
6
121.22
6
183.58
5–6 December 2013 2013–14 ISU JGP Final Junior 2
60.56
3
112.30
2
172.86
7–10 November 2013 2013 Volvo Open Junior 1
63.46
1
126.69
1
190.15
9–12 October 2013 2013 ISU JGP Estonia Junior 4
55.17
1
109.31
1
164.48
11–14 September 2013 2013 ISU JGP Slovakia Junior 6
49.24
3
112.48
4
161.72
2012–13 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
2–3 February 2013 2013 Russian Junior Championships Junior 2
67.49
2
124.06
2
191.55
25–28 December 2012 2013 Russian Championships Senior 9
56.50
4
120.87
4
177.37
2011–12 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
5–7 February 2012 2012 Russian Junior Championships Junior 9
50.28
11
93.61
12
143.89

ReferencesEdit

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External linksEdit

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