Volodymyr Byelikov (Ukrainian: Володимир Едуардович Бєліков; born 1 December 1998) is a Ukrainian ice dancer. With his skating partner, Darya Popova, he is the 2017 Volvo Open Cup silver medalist and 2019 Ukrainian national champion on the senior level. The team has finished within the top twelve at two World Junior Championships (2017, 2018).
Popova/Byelikov at the 2018 European Championships
|Native name||Володимир Бєліков|
|Born||1 December 1998|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 1 1⁄2 in)|
|Former partner||Anzhelika Yurchenko, Anna Demidenko|
|Coach||Halyna Churylova, Mariana Kozlova|
|Skating club||Kolos Kharkiv|
|ISU personal best scores|
2018 CS Tallinn Trophy
2018 CS Tallinn Trophy
Byelikov began learning to skate in 2004. He skated with Anna Demidenko before teaming up with Anzhelika Yurchenko in 2013. Yurchenko/Byelikov's first international junior competition was the NRW Trophy in November 2013. In August 2014, they debuted on the ISU Junior Grand Prix (JGP) series, placing 13th in Courchevel, France. They received a total of four JGP assignments and achieved their best result, 8th, in August 2015 in Riga, Latvia.
After winning gold at the 2016 Ukrainian Junior Championships, Yurchenko/Byelikov represented Ukraine at the 2016 Winter Youth Olympics, held in February in Hamar, Norway. They ranked fifth in both segments and fifth overall. In March, the two competed at the 2016 World Junior Championships in Debrecen, Hungary. They placed 15th in the short dance, 16th in the free dance, and 15th overall. Halyna Churylova and Mariana Kozlova coached the team in Kharkiv.
Byelikov and Darya Popova teamed up in 2016, coached by Halyna Churylova and Mariana Kozlova in Kharkiv. They made their international debut at the ISU Junior Grand Prix in the Czech Republic in early September 2016. They placed 8th in Ostrava and 7th at their next JGP assignment, in Tallinn, Estonia. The duo took silver at the senior-level Ukrainian Championship before winning gold at the junior event.
During the 2017 JGP series, Popova/Byelikov placed 6th competing in September in Minsk, Belarus, and 5th in early October in Gdańsk, Poland. Their senior international debut came in November at the Volvo Open Cup in Riga, Latvia. They won silver at the event, finishing second to Germany's Katharina Müller / Tim Dieck and ahead of Hungary's Anna Yanovskaya / Ádám Lukács.
Continuing on the senior level, Popova/Byelikov placed 9th at the 2017 CS Tallinn Trophy, 8th at the Santa Claus Cup, and second at the Ukrainian Championships. They were included in Ukraine's team to the 2018 European Championships, held in January in Moscow, but did not reach the free dance, placing 22nd in the short. In March, they competed at the 2018 World Junior Championships in Sofia (Bulgaria), ranking 9th in the short, 11th in the free, and 11th overall.
Popova/Byelikov won bronze at their first 2018 Junior Grand Prix event in Lithuania, and then placed fourth in Slovenia. Following that, they competed at the 2018 CS Tallinn Trophy, placing fifth, and won their first Ukrainian national title. After a sixteenth-place finish at the 2019 European Championships, they competed at the 2019 World Junior Championships, placing eleventh.
|Season||Rhythm dance||Free dance|
|Season||Short dance||Free dance|
|CS Golden Spin||10th|
|CS Nebelhorn Trophy||12th|
|CS Tallinn Trophy||9th||5th|
|CS Warsaw Cup||7th|
|Mentor Toruń Cup||5th|
|Santa Claus Cup||8th|
|Volvo Open Cup||2nd||4th|
|World Junior Champ.||12th||11th||11th|
|JGP Czech Republic||8th|
|Jegvirag Cup||1st J|
|NRW Trophy||4th J|
|Ukrainian Junior Champ.||1st||1st|
|J = Junior level|
|World Junior Champ.||15th|
|Ice Star||3rd J|
|NRW Trophy||8th J||8th J||4th J|
|Santa Claus Cup||10th J||3rd J|
|Ukrainian Junior Champ.||3rd||1st|
|J = Junior level|
- "Darya POPOVA / Volodymyr BYELIKOV: 2017/2018". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 29 May 2018.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
- "Anzhelika YURCHENKO / Volodymyr BYELIKOV: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 27 May 2016.
- "Darya POPOVA / Volodymyr BYELIKOV: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 31 May 2017.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
- "Darya POPOVA / Volodymyr BYELIKOV: 2018/2019". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 5 September 2018.
- "Anzhelika YURCHENKO / Volodymyr BYELIKOV: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 20 May 2015.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
- "Competition Results: Darya POPOVA / Volodymyr BYELIKOV". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 11 March 2018.
- "Competition Results: Anzhelika YURCHENKO / Volodymyr BYELIKOV". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 4 July 2016.
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