Sofia Shevchenko

Sofia Antonovna Shevchenko (Russian: Софья Антоновна Шевченко, born 14 December 2001) is a Russian competitive ice dancer. With her skating partner, Igor Eremenko, she is the 2019 World Junior bronze medalist and the 2018–19 Junior Grand Prix Final champion. She has also won seven ISU Junior Grand Prix medals, including gold medals at 2017 JGP Latvia and 2018 JGP Austria, and she has finished within the top five at the 2018 World Junior Championships.

Sofia Shevchenko
2017-2018 ISU Junior Grand Prix Final Sofia Shevchenko Igor Eremenko jsfb dave7376.jpg
Personal information
Native nameСофья Антоновна Шевченко
Full nameSofia Antonovna Shevchenko
Country representedRussia
Born (2001-12-14) 14 December 2001 (age 18)
Moscow, Russia
ResidenceMoscow, Russia
Height1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
PartnerIgor Eremenko
CoachIrina Zhuk, Alexander Svinin
ChoreographerAlena Samarskaia, Ivan Volobuiev
Skating clubUOR 4 Moscow
Training locationsMoscow
Began skating2005
ISU personal best scores
Combined total178.08
2019 NHK Trophy
Short dance69.59
2019 NHK Trophy
Free dance108.49
2019 NHK Trophy

Personal lifeEdit

Sofia Antonovna Shevchenko was born on 14 December 2001 in Moscow, Russia.[1]

CareerEdit

Early careerEdit

Shevchenko began learning to skate in 2005.[1] She was a single skater until 2013–2014 season. She then switched to ice dancing and teamed up with Igor Eremenko. They started to compete together in 2014–2015 season. They are coached by Irina Zhuk and Alexander Svinin.

Shevchenko/Eremenko placed seventh at the 2015 Russian Junior Championships.

2015–2016 seasonEdit

Shevchenko/Eremenko received their first ISU Junior Grand Prix (JGP) assignments in the 2015–2016 season. They won bronze medals at both events, competing in late August in Bratislava, Slovakia and in October in Zagreb, Croatia.

They placed seventh at the 2016 Russian Junior Championships. In February 2016, they won the junior gold medal at the Bavarian Open.

2016–2017 seasonEdit

Competing in the 2016 JGP series, Shevchenko/Eremenko placed fifth in August in Saint-Gervais-les-Bains, France, and received a bronze medal in September in Saransk, Russia.

In November 2016, they won the gold medal at the NRW Trophy. They placed sixth at the 2017 Russian Junior Championships.

2017–2018 seasonEdit

Shevchenko/Eremenko won their first JGP gold medal in September at the 2017 JGP event in Riga, Latvia. They beat the silver medalists, their teammates and training partners Anastasia Shpilevaya / Grigory Smirnov, by only about one point.[2] Three weeks later, at their second JGP event of the season, they won the silver medal in Zagreb, Croatia. With these results they qualified for the 2017–18 ISU Junior Grand Prix Final, where they finished fourth.

In January 2018, Shevchenko/Eremenko won the silver medal at the 2018 Russian Junior Championships after placing third in the short program and second in the free skate. In March 2018, they placed fourth in the short program, fourth in the free skate, and fifth overall at the 2018 World Junior Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria.

2018–2019 seasonEdit

Shevchenko/Eremenko started their season with gold at the 2018 JGP event in Linz, Austria. They ranked first in both segments and outscored the silver medalists, Marjorie Lajoie / Zachary Lagha, by a margin of about five points.[3] At their second JGP event of the season they won a silver medal in Ljubljana, Slovenia. With one JGP gold medal and one silver medal they qualified for the 2018–19 Junior Grand Prix Final.

At the Final, Shevchenko/Eremenko won the gold medal after placing first in the rhythm dance and second in the free dance. They were part of a Russian sweep of the ice dance podium. Shevchenko/Eremenko beat the bronze medalists, Elizaveta Khudaiberdieva / Nikita Nazarov, by about 6 points but the race for the gold medal was extremely tight. Shevchenko/Eremenko won the gold medal by a margin of only 0.01 point over the silver medalists, Arina Ushakova / Maxim Nekrasov.[4]

Shevchenko/Eremenko faced Ushakova/Nekrasov again at the 2019 Russian Junior Championships, and again prevailed, winning gold with first-place finishes in both segments. They concluded the season at the 2019 World Junior Championships, where they placed third in the rhythm dance, behind both Lajoie/Lagha and Khudaiberdieva/Nazarov, having achieved only a Level 1 on the second part of the tango pattern dance.[5] Shevchenko/Eremenko placed second in the free dance, but this was insufficient to overcome Khudaiberdieva/Nazarov's lead from the rhythm dance, and they won the bronze medal. Reflecting afterward, Shevchenko said "this was an amazing season for us, so emotional, and it was the best season of our career." Eremenko noted that they would move to the senior level next.[6]

2019–2020 seasonEdit

Shevchenko/Eremenko moved to the senior level for the 2019–2020 season. Making their senior Grand Prix debut at 2019 Skate America, they placed ninth.[7] They were seventh at the 2019 NHK Trophy, setting three new personal bests.[8] At the 2020 Russian Championships, they placed sixth.

ProgramsEdit

(with Eremenko)

Season Rhythm dance Free dance
2019–2020
[9]
2018–2019
[1]
Short dance
2017–2018
[10]
2016–2017
[11]
2015–2016
[12]
2014–2015

Competitive highlightsEdit

JGP: Junior Grand Prix

With EremenkoEdit

International[13]
Event 14–15 15–16 16–17 17–18 18–19 19–20
GP NHK Trophy 7th
GP Skate America 9th
Volvo Open Cup 1st
International: Junior[13]
Junior Worlds 5th 3rd
JGP Final 4th 1st
JGP Austria 1st
JGP Croatia 3rd 2nd
JGP France 5th
JGP Latvia 1st
JGP Russia 3rd
JGP Slovakia 3rd
JGP Slovenia 2nd
Alpen Trophy 1st J
Bavarian Open 1st J
Ice Star 1st J
NRW Trophy 1st J
Volvo Open Cup 1st J
National[14]
Russian Champ. 6th
Russian Jr. Champ. 7th 7th 6th 2nd 1st
J = Junior level; TBD = Assigned

Detailed resultsEdit

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

With Eremenko

2019–20 season
Date Event RD FD Total
24–29 December 2019 2020 Russian Championships 7
70.48
6
111.19
6
181.67
22–24 November 2019 2019 NHK Trophy 7
69.59
5
108.49
7
178.08
5–10 November 2019 2019 Volvo Open Cup 1
77.40
1
117.11
1
194.51
18–20 October 2019 2019 Skate America 9
66.79
8
99.72
9
166.51
2018–2019 season
Date Event Level RD FD Total
4–10 March 2019 2019 World Junior Championships Junior 3
67.56
2
102.87
3
170.43
1–4 February 2019 2019 Russian Junior Championships Junior 1
73.03
1
111.94
1
184.97
6–9 December 2018 2018–19 JGP Final Junior 1
67.73
2
102.93
1
170.66
11–18 November 2018 2018 Alpen Trophy Junior 1
66.83
1
101.97
1
168.80
3–6 October 2018 2018 JGP Slovenia Junior 2
63.79
2
97.88
2
161.67
29 August – 1 September 2018 2018 JGP Austria Junior 1
64.26
1
94.44
1
158.70
2017–2018 season
Date Event Level SD FD Total
5–11 March 2018 2018 World Junior Championships Junior 4
60.95
4
84.90
5
145.85
23–26 January 2018 2018 Russian Junior Championships Junior 3
63.69
2
91.28
2
154.97
7–10 December 2017 2017–18 JGP Final Junior 5
60.10
4
84.28
4
144.38
8–12 November 2017 2017 Volvo Open Cup Junior 1
61.85
1
85.67
1
147.52
26–29 October 2017 2017 Minsk-Arena Ice Star Junior 1
60.20
1
82.83
1
143.03
27–30 September 2017 2017 JGP Croatia Junior 3
59.97
2
85.08
2
145.05
6–9 September 2017 2017 JGP Latvia Junior 2
58.87
1
82.04
1
140.91
2016–2017 season
Date Event Level SD FD Total
1–5 February 2017 2017 Russian Junior Championships Junior 6
56.40
6
83.48
6
139.88
4–6 November 2016 2016 NRW Trophy Junior 1
56.60
1
81.68
1
138.28
14–18 September 2016 2016 JGP Russia Junior 3
57.88
3
83.79
3
141.67
24–27 August 2016 2016 JGP France Junior 3
56.20
5
77.32
5
133.52
2015–2016 season
Date Event Level SD FD Total
17–21 February 2016 2016 Bavarian Open Junior 1
60.68
1
82.42
1
143.10
19–23 January 2016 2016 Russian Junior Championships Junior 6
59.59
8
79.72
7
139.31
7–10 October 2015 2015 JGP Croatia Junior 3
57.80
4
86.07
3
143.87
19–22 August 2015 2015 JGP Slovakia Junior 3
58.04
3
80.80
3
138.84
2014–2015 season
Date Event Level SD FD Total
4–7 February 2015 2015 Russian Junior Championships Junior 7
49.39
9
70.93
7
120.32

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Sofia SHEVCHENKO / Igor EREMENKO: 2018/2019". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 3 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Junior Ice Dance Result". International Skating Union. 8 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Junior Ice Dance Result". International Skating Union. 1 September 2018.
  4. ^ Flade, Tatjana (19 December 2018). "Shevchenko and Eremenko: 'We've done a lot of work'". Golden Skate.
  5. ^ Slater, Paula (March 7, 2019). "Lajoie and Lagha first after Rhythm Dance in Zagreb". Golden Skate.
  6. ^ Slater, Paula (March 9, 2019). "Canada's Lajoie and Lagha take ice dance title at Junior Worlds". Golden Skate.
  7. ^ Slater, Paula (October 20, 2019). "Hubbell and Donohue win second consecutive Skate America gold". Golden Skate.
  8. ^ Slater, Paula (November 23, 2019). "Papadakis and Cizeron take NHK Trophy gold with record scores". Golden Skate.
  9. ^ "Sofia SHEVCHENKO / Igor EREMENKO: 2019/2020". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 19 October 2019.
  10. ^ "Sofia SHEVCHENKO / Igor EREMENKO: 2017/2018". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 29 May 2018.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  11. ^ "Sofia SHEVCHENKO / Igor EREMENKO: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 21 May 2017.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  12. ^ "Sofia SHEVCHENKO / Igor EREMENKO: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 27 May 2016.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  13. ^ a b "Competition Results: Sofia SHEVCHENKO / Igor EREMENKO". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 3 September 2018.
  14. ^ "Софья Антоновна Шевченко" [Sofia Antonovna Shevchenko] (in Russian). fskate.ru.

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