Volodymyr Byelikov

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).

Volodymyr Byelikov
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Popova/Byelikov at the 2018 European Championships
Personal information
Native nameВолодимир Бєліков
Country representedUkraine
Born (1998-12-01) 1 December 1998 (age 21)
Kharkiv, Ukraine
Height1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
PartnerDarya Popova
Former partnerAnzhelika Yurchenko, Anna Demidenko
CoachHalyna Churylova, Mariana Kozlova
ChoreographerLarysa Fiodorova
Skating clubKolos Kharkiv
Training locationsKharkiv
Began skating2004
ISU personal best scores
Combined total154.42
2018 CS Tallinn Trophy
Short dance60.01
2019 European
Free dance95.41
2018 CS Tallinn Trophy


Early yearsEdit

Byelikov began learning to skate in 2004.[1] 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.[2]

2016–2017 seasonEdit

Byelikov and Darya Popova teamed up in 2016, coached by Halyna Churylova and Mariana Kozlova in Kharkiv.[3] 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.

Popova/Byelikov were selected to represent Ukraine at the 2017 World Junior Championships in Taipei, Taiwan; they placed 11th in the short dance, 12th in the free dance, and 12th overall.

2017–2018 seasonEdit

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.

2018–2019 seasonEdit

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.


With PopovaEdit

Season Rhythm dance Free dance
  • Waltz: Larrons en foire
    (from Micmacs)
    by Raphaël Beau
  • Tango
Short dance
Junior level

Senior level

  • Cha Cha: Bla Bla Bla Cha Cha Cha
    by Petty Booka
  • Merengue: Can Can Can
    by Los Reyes del Ritmo

With YurchenkoEdit

Season Short dance Free dance
  • Samba Vocalizado
    by Luciano Perroni
  • Cha Cha Cha: Sweet Dreams
  • Samba Vocalizado
    by Luciano Perroni
  • Maybe I, Maybe You
    by the Scorpions
  • Fighting the Darkness
    by Primal Fear
  • Take My Love

Competitive highlightsEdit

CS: Challenger Series; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

With PopovaEdit

Event 16–17 17–18 18–19 19–20
European Champ. 22nd 16th
CS Golden Spin 10th
CS Nebelhorn Trophy 12th
CS Tallinn Trophy 9th 5th
CS Warsaw Cup 7th
Mentor Toruń Cup 5th
NRW Trophy 2nd
Santa Claus Cup 8th
Volvo Open Cup 2nd 4th
International: Junior[6]
World Junior Champ. 12th 11th 11th
JGP Belarus 6th
JGP Czech Republic 8th
JGP Estonia 7th
JGP Lithuania 3rd
JGP Poland 5th
JGP Slovenia 4th
Jegvirag Cup 1st J
NRW Trophy 4th J
Ukrainian Champ. 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd
Ukrainian Junior Champ. 1st 1st
J = Junior level

With YurchenkoEdit

Event 13–14 14–15 15–16
World Junior Champ. 15th
Youth Olympics 5th
JGP France 13th
JGP Latvia 8th
JGP Poland 9th
JGP Slovenia 12th
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


  1. ^ a b "Darya POPOVA / Volodymyr BYELIKOV: 2017/2018". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 29 May 2018.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  2. ^ a b "Anzhelika YURCHENKO / Volodymyr BYELIKOV: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 27 May 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Darya POPOVA / Volodymyr BYELIKOV: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 31 May 2017.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  4. ^ "Darya POPOVA / Volodymyr BYELIKOV: 2018/2019". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 5 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Anzhelika YURCHENKO / Volodymyr BYELIKOV: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 20 May 2015.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  6. ^ a b c "Competition Results: Darya POPOVA / Volodymyr BYELIKOV". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 11 March 2018.
  7. ^ "Competition Results: Anzhelika YURCHENKO / Volodymyr BYELIKOV". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 4 July 2016.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Volodymyr Byelikov at Wikimedia Commons