Elena Radionova

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Elena Radionova
Elena Radionova Podium Skate America 2013.jpg
Radionova at the 2013 Skate America
Personal information
Full name Elena Igorevna Radionova
Country represented Russia
Born (1999-01-06) 6 January 1999 (age 15)
Moscow, Russia
Home town Moscow, Russia
Height 1.55 m (5 ft 1 in)
Coach Inna Goncharenko
Choreographer Irina Tagaeva, Elena Maslennikova, Ilia Averbukh, Anna Bilibina
Skating club CSKA Moscow
Training locations Moscow
World standing 9 (As of 16 March 2014)[1]
Season's bests 10 (2013–2014)[2]
11 (2012–2013)[3]
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 194.29
2014 Junior Worlds
Short program 67.01
2013 Skate America
Free skate 128.98
2013 NHK Trophy

Elena Igorevna Radionova (Russian: Елена Игоревна Радионова; born 6 January 1999) is a Russian figure skater. She is a two-time medalist on the Grand Prix series, the 2013 Nebelhorn Trophy champion, and a two-time Russian national medalist. She has also won two World Junior titles (2013 & 2014) – the first ladies' single skater to do so – and the 2012 JGP Final. She is a junior-level ladies' record holder for the highest combined total, short program, and free skate scores.

Career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Radionova's father introduced her to skating when she was three years and nine months,[4] seeking to align her club foot.[5][6] Since the age of four, she is coached by Inna Goncharenko at CSKA Moscow.[6]

In the 2010–2011 season, Radionova finished 4th at the 2011 Russian Junior Championships. She won the Zhuk Memorial kids' competition.

In the 2011–2012 season, Radionova appeared at her first senior Russian Championships, finishing 5th, and then won the bronze medal at the Russian Junior Championships. Not yet age-eligible for even junior ISU events, Radionova competed in the novice event at the 2012 Triglav Trophy, winning the gold medal.

2012–2013 season[edit]

In the 2012–13 season, Radionova made her ISU Junior Grand Prix debut and won her events in France and Austria. She qualified for the JGP Final in Sochi, where she won another gold medal, finishing more than eleven points ahead of silver medalist Hannah Miller.[7][8]

At the 2013 Russian Championships, Radionova won the senior-level silver medal ahead of defending champion Adelina Sotnikova and then took the junior title. Radionova placed fifth in the short program and first in the free skate at the 2013 World Junior Championships in Milan, Italy. She was awarded the gold medal while defending champion Yulia Lipnitskaya took silver and Anna Pogorilaya the bronze — resulting in a Russian sweep of the podium. Radionova then won the gold medal in the junior event at the 2013 Triglav Trophy.

2013–2014 season[edit]

In an interview before the 2013–14 season, Radionova said: "I don't think that I am such a great athlete that won a lot. I just won the smallest one, Junior Worlds. In reality, there are competitions that are much more serious and more difficult. I don't feel any pressure yet. I just think I have to work harder and more, because there is no limit to perfection."[9]

Radionova made her senior international debut at the 2013 Nebelhorn Trophy. Placing first in both programs, she won the gold medal by a margin of more than 25 points over two-time world champion Miki Ando. The 2013 Skate America was Radionova's first senior Grand Prix event. She was awarded the bronze medal at Skate America and then silver at the 2013 NHK Trophy, where Japan's Mao Asada won the gold. Radionova's results qualified her to her first Grand Prix Final. At the event in Fukuoka, Japan, she finished fourth overall behind Ashley Wagner.

Radionova won the bronze medal at the 2014 Russian Championships after placing third in both the short and long program. Though an injury caused her to miss the Russian junior nationals, she was later added to the Russian team for the 2014 World Junior Championships.[10] At the event in Sofia, Bulgaria, Radionova became the first ladies' single skater to repeat as World Junior champion. Scoring 66.90 points in the short program, 127.39 in the free skate, and 194.29 for the combined total, she broke junior-level ladies' records previously held by Mirai Nagasu and Yulia Lipnitskaia.[11] Radionova, Serafima Sakhanovich, and Evgenia Medvedeva produced Russia's second consecutive sweep of the World Junior ladies' podium.

Personal life[edit]

Radionova is the only child in her family.[12] She idolizes Mao Asada.[13]

Records and achievements[edit]

Programs[edit]

Radionova at the 2013 NHK Trophy podium
Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2013–2014
[9][14]
  • Unknown Russian folk

  • Zombie Dance
2012–2013
[12][15]
2011–2012
  • Carmenita Lounging
    by Claude Challe
  • The Diva Dance
    (from The Fifth Element)
    performed by Inva Mula
  • Pulmón
    by Bajofondo
  • Sentimientos
    by Andres Linetzky, Ernesto Romeo
2010–2011
  • Pulmón
    by Bajofondo
  • Sentimientos
    by Andres Linetzky, Ernesto Romeo
  • The Blue Kerchief
2009–2010

Competitive highlights[edit]

Results[16]
International
Event 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14
Grand Prix Final 4th
GP NHK Trophy 2nd
GP Skate America 3rd
Nebelhorn Trophy 1st
International: Junior
Junior Worlds 1st 1st
JGP Final 1st
JGP Austria 1st
JGP France 1st
Triglav Trophy 1st N. 1st J.
National
Russian Champ. 5th 2nd 3rd
Russian Jr. Champ. 4th 3rd 1st
GP = Grand Prix; JGP = Junior Grand Prix; WD = Withdrew
Levels: N. = Novice; J. = Junior

Detailed results[edit]

(Small medals for short and free programs awarded only at ISU Championships – Worlds, Europeans, and Junior Worlds. At team events, medals awarded for team results only.)

Radionova at the 2013 Nebelhorn Trophy Senior ladies podium
Radionova performs her free skate at the 2012–2013 Junior Grand Prix Final
2013–2014 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
10–16 March 2014 2014 World Junior Championships Junior 1
66.90
1
127.39
1
194.29
25–26 December 2013 2014 Russian Championships Senior 3
67.76
3
134.25
3
202.01
5–8 December 2013 2013–14 Grand Prix Final Senior 5
64.38
4
118.64
4
183.02
8–10 November 2013 2013 NHK Trophy Senior 3
62.83
2
128.98
2
191.81
19–20 October 2013 2013 Skate America Senior 3
67.01
4
116.94
3
183.95
26–28 September 2013 2013 Nebelhorn Trophy Senior 1
64.69
1
123.52
1
188.21
2012–2013 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
29–31 March 2013 2013 Triglav Trophy Junior 1
62.34
1
110.43
1
172.77
1–2 March 2013 2013 World Junior Championships Junior 5
53.48
1
116.23
1
169.71
2–3 February 2013 2013 Russian Junior Championships Junior 1
68.45
1
131.74
1
200.19
25–28 December 2012 2013 Russian Championships Senior 3
64.58
2
126.68
2
191.26
6–9 December 2012 2012–13 Junior Grand Prix Final Junior 1
60.90
1
118.50
1
179.40
13–15 September 2012 2012 JGP Austria Junior 1
62.71
1
120.15
1
182.86
23–24 August 2012 2012 JGP France Junior 1
61.15
1
116.64
1
177.79
2011–2012 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
5–7 April 2012 2012 Triglav Trophy Novice 1
47.27
1
88.91
1
136.18
5–7 February 2012 2012 Russian Junior Championships Junior 4
57.19
2
121.75
3
178.94
26–27 December 2011 2012 Russian Championships Senior 6
59.10
6
115.71
5
174.81
2010–2011 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
2–4 February 2011 2011 Russian Junior Championships Junior 5
54.75
4
104.22
4
158.97

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ISU World Standings for Single & Pair Skating and Ice Dance: Ladies". International Skating Union. 7 October 2012. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "ISU Judging System – Season Bests Total Scores 2013/2014: Ladies". International Skating Union. 
  3. ^ "ISU Judging System – Season Bests Total Scores 2012/2013: Ladies". International Skating Union. 
  4. ^ Shitikhin, Andrei (14 February 2013). "Когда нет тренировок, пишу стихи. Дурацкие, на мой взгляд" [When I'm not training, I write poems. Silly, I think]. Moskovskiye Novosti (in Russian). 
  5. ^ Luchianov, Vladislav (27 August 2013). "Radionova ready to make jump to senior level". IceNetwork. 
  6. ^ a b Flade, Tatjana (16 December 2012). "Elena Radionova sets high goals". Golden Skate. 
  7. ^ Kondakova, Anna (9 December 2012). "Radionova wins Ladies title at Junior Grand Prix Final". GoldenSkate. 
  8. ^ Kondakova, Anna (7 December 2012). "Radionova squeaks into first in Junior Ladies at Grand Prix Final". GoldenSkate. 
  9. ^ a b Flade, Tatjana (21 September 2013). "Elena Radionova Gears Up for Senior Debut". International Figure Skating Magazine. 
  10. ^ Ermolina, Olga (6 March 2014). "Радионова и Косыгина – Морошкин выступят на чемпионате мира среди юниоров" [Radionova and Kosigina/Moroshkin will compete at the World Junior Championships]. Russian Figure Skating Federation (in Russian). Archived from the original on 6 March 2014. 
  11. ^ "Highest Total Scores of Seasons". International Skating Union. 16 March 2014. 
  12. ^ a b Flade, Tatjana (9 January 2013). "Elena Radionova: "Maybe I'll be a singer or an actress when I grow up"". figureskating-online.com. 
  13. ^ http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2013/10/20/63199448/asada-brings-home-ladies-title-over-happy-wagner
  14. ^ "Elena RADIONOVA: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 6 March 2014. 
  15. ^ "Elena RADIONOVA: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 22 July 2013. 
  16. ^ "Competition Results: Elena RADIONOVA". International Skating Union. 

External links[edit]