Viktoria Vasilieva

Viktoria Borisovna Vasilieva (born 25 November 2003) is a Russian figure skater. On the junior level, she is the 2018 Alpen Trophy champion, the 2018 Junior Grand Prix Czech Republic bronze medalist and the 2019 Junior Grand Prix Russia bronze medalist.[1]

Viktoria Vasilieva
2019 Russian Figure Skating Championships Viktoria Vasilieva 2018-12-21 15-30-15 1545442571.jpg
Personal information
Native nameВиктория Борисовна Васильева
Country represented Russia
Born (2003-11-25) 25 November 2003 (age 16)
Mytishchi, Russia
Home townMoscow, Russia
ResidenceMoscow, Russia
Height1.51 m (4 ft 11 12 in)
PartnerNikita Volodin
CoachAlexei Sokolov, Valentin Molotov
Former coachSergei Davydov, Viktoria Butsaeva, Marina Kudryavtseva, Galina Savchenko
ChoreographerSergei Verbillo, Viktoria Bondarenko
Skating clubOlympic School St. Petersburg
Former skating clubCSKA Moscow
Training locationsSaint Petersburg
Former training locationsMoscow
Began skating2006
ISU personal best scores
Combined total198.79
2019 JGP Russia
Short program68.07
2019–20 Junior Grand Prix Final
Free skate131.75
2019 JGP Russia

CareerEdit

Early yearsEdit

Vasilieva began learning how to skate in 2006 at the age of three. She trained with her first coach, Maria Kudryavtseva, at the Moskovich Sports School in Moscow until 2015, after which she began taking from Viktoria Butsaeva. In 2018, Vasilieva moved to CSKA Moscow to train under Sergei Davydov.

2017–18 seasonEdit

Vasilieva competed at her first junior international assignment, the 2017 Ice Star, in October, where she placed third behind countrywomen Anna Tarusina and Ksenia Pankova. She next competed at the 2018 Russian Junior Figure Skating Championships where she finished 6th.

2018–19 seasonEdit

Vasilieva received her first Junior Grand Prix (JGP) assignment, the 2018 JGP Czech Republic in September. She finished third overall behind countrywoman Alena Kostornaia and South Korean competitor Kim Ye-lim, but did not receive a second JGP assignment. She did, however, receive two additional junior international assignments – 2018 Alpen Trophy and the 2018 Russian-Chinese Youth Winter Games – both of which she won.

At her first senior-level nationals, the 2019 Russian Figure Skating Championships, she finished 11th. She did not compete at the junior-level championships.

2019–20 seasonEdit

Vasilieva competed at her first international event of the season, 2019 JGP Russia, in September, where she earned the bronze medal behind countrywomen Kamila Valieva and Ksenia Sinitsyna and set new personal bests in the free skate and overall. At her next JGP event, 2019 JGP Poland, she finished second overall behind American skater Alysa Liu and qualified the final spot to the 2019–20 Junior Grand Prix Final.

At the Junior Grand Prix Final, Vasilieva set a new personal best in the short program, but ultimately finished 6th overall. Ongoing joint problems prevented her from competing at both the junior and senior national championships, as well as the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics. She did not receive any additional assignments for the season. In June 2019, when the Russian Figure Skating Federation released their list of national team candidates for the 2020–21 season, Vasilieva was named as having transitioned from singles to pairs skating to compete with Nikita Volodin under the tutelage of Alexei Sokolov in Saint Petersburg.

ResultsEdit

International[1]
Event 17–18 18–19 19–20
Youth Olympics WD
JGP Final 6th
JGP Czech Republic 3rd
JGP Poland 2nd
JGP Russia 3rd
Alpen Trophy 1st J
Ice Star 3rd J
National
Russian Champ. 11th WD
Russian Junior Champ. 6th 6th WD

Detailed resultsEdit

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

Senior resultsEdit

2018–2019 season
Date Event SP FS Total
19–23 December 2018 2019 Russian Championships 13
65.59
9
133.96
11
199.55

Junior resultsEdit

2019–2020 season
Date Event SP FS Total
4–8 December 2019 2019–20 Junior Grand Prix Final 5
68.07
6
116.30
6
184.37
18–21 September 2019 2019 JGP Poland (Baltic Cup) 3
67.52
2
128.95
2
196.47
11–14 September 2019 2019 JGP Russia 3
67.04
2
131.75
3
198.79
2018–2019 season
Date Event SP FS Total
31 January – 4 February 2019 2019 Russian Junior Championships 6
70.41
6
133.17
6
203.58
14–19 December 2018 2018 Russian–Chinese Youth Winter Games 1
67.49
1
131.15
1
198.64
12–18 November 2018 2018 Inge Solar Memorial Alpen Trophy 1
62.82
1
120.58
1
183.40
26–29 September 2018 2018 JGP Czech Republic (Czech Skate) 5
64.53
3
118.34
3
182.87
2017–2018 season
Date Event SP FS Total
23–26 January 2018 2018 Russian Junior Championships 5
68.93
6
129.97
6
198.90
26–29 October 2017 2017 Ice Star 3
52.71
3
116.73
3
169.44

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Viktoria VASILIEVA". International Skating Union.