Elena Radionova

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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 16)
Moscow, Russia
Home town Moscow, Russia
Height 1.55 m (5 ft 1 in)
Coach Inna Goncharenko
Choreographer Ilia Averbukh, Irina Tagaeva, Elena Maslennikova, Anna Bilibina
Skating club CSKA Moscow
Training locations Moscow
World standing 2 (As of 17 February 2015)[1]
Season's bests 10 (2013–14)[2]
11 (2012–13)[3]
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 209.54
2015 Europeans
Short program 70.46
2015 Europeans
Free skate 139.08
2015 Europeans

Elena Igorevna Radionova (Russian: Елена Игоревна Радионова; born 6 January 1999) is a Russian figure skater. She is the 2015 European silver medalist, the 2014–15 Grand Prix Final silver medalist and the 2015 Russian national champion. On the junior level, she has won two World Junior titles (2013 & 2014) and the 2012–13 JGP Final. She is also the junior-level ladies' record holder for the highest combined total and free skate scores.

Personal life[edit]

Elena Igorevna Radionova was born 6 January 1999 in Moscow.[4] She is the only child in her family.[5]

Career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Radionova's father introduced her to skating when she was three years and nine months,[6] seeking to align her club foot.[7][8] Since the age of four, she has been coached by Inna Goncharenko at CSKA Moscow.[8]

In the 2010–11 season, Radionova finished 4th at the 2011 Russian Junior Championships. She won the Zhuk Memorial kids' competition.

In the 2011–12 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.[9][10]

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."[11]

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, while gold at both events went to Japan's Mao Asada, whose skating Radionova admires.[12] 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.[13] At the event, Radionova became the first ladies' single skater to repeat as World Junior champion.[citation needed] 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 Lipnitskaya.[14] Radionova, Serafima Sakhanovich, and Evgenia Medvedeva produced Russia's second consecutive sweep of the World Junior ladies' podium. During the off-season, Radionova performed in various Russian cities with Show of the Champions and in Korea with Igor Bobrin's Theatre on Ice.[15]

2014–2015 season[edit]

Radionova with her coach Inna Goncharenko

Making her season debut, Radionova placed first in the ladies' free skate at the 2014 Japan Open, helping Team Europe win the gold medal. Her Grand Prix assignments were the 2014 Skate America and 2014 Trophée Éric Bompard.[16] At Skate America, Radionova ranked second in the short program, first in the free skate, and won the gold medal by a margin of 5.85 points over compatriot Elizaveta Tuktamysheva. At the Trophée Bompard, Radionova won the gold medal and set personal best scores.[17] She scored a total of 203.92 points, making her the first ladies' singles skater to score over 200 points this season.[18] The results qualified Radionova for the 2014–15 Grand Prix Final. Although a fever prior to the event reduced her training time,[19] she took the silver medal in Barcelona, finishing behind teammate Elizaveta Tuktamysheva. At the 2015 Russian Championships, she was first in both segments and won her first national title.

Records and achievements[edit]

  • First ladies' skater in history to win two World Junior titles (2013 & 2014).
  • Former world record holder for the junior ladies' short program (66.90 points), set at the 2014 World Junior Championships on 14 March 2014. Record was broken nine months later on 11 December 2014 by Evgenia Medvedeva (Russia).
  • Set the junior-level ladies' record for the free program to 127.39 points at the 2014 World Junior Championships.
  • Set the junior-level ladies' record for the combined total to 194.29 points at the 2014 World Junior Championships.

Programs[edit]

Radionova at the 2014 Skate America podium
Radionova at the 2013 NHK Trophy podium
Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2014–2015
[20][21]

2013–2014
[11][22]

  • Zombie Dance
    choreo. by Elena Maslennikova[20]
2012–2013
[5][23]
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]

GP: Grand Prix; CS: Challenger Series (began in the 2014–15 season); JGP: Junior Grand Prix

International[24]
Event 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15
Europeans 2nd
Grand Prix Final 4th 2nd
GP Bompard 1st
GP NHK Trophy 2nd
GP Skate America 3rd 1st
Nebelhorn Trophy 1st
International: Junior[24]
Junior Worlds 1st 1st
JGP Final 1st
JGP Austria 1st
JGP France 1st
Triglav Trophy 1st N. 1st J.
National[25]
Russian Champ. 5th 2nd 3rd 1st
Russian Junior 4th 3rd 1st
Team events
Japan Open 1st T
(1st P)
TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew
Levels: N. = Novice; J. = Junior
T = Team result; P = Personal result; Medals awarded for team result only.

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 2014–15 Grand Prix Final
Radionova performs her free skate at the 2012–2013 Junior Grand Prix Final

Senior level[edit]

2014–2015 season
Date Event SP FS Total
26 January – 01 February 2015 2015 European Championships 1
70.46
2
139.08
2
209.54
24–28 December 2014 2015 Russian Championships 1
74.13
1
143.32
1
217.45
11–14 December 2014 2014–15 Grand Prix Final 3
63.89
2
134.85
2
198.74
21–23 November 2014 2014 Trophée Éric Bompard 1
67.28
1
136.64
1
203.92
24–26 October 2014 2014 Skate America 2
65.57
1
129.90
1
195.47
2–4 October 2014 2014 Japan Open 1
136.46
1

Junior level[edit]

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]

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  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. ^ Радионова Елена Игоревна [Elena Igorevna Radionova] (in Russian). Russian Figure Skating Federation. Archived from the original on 26 October 2014. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ 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). 
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  8. ^ a b Flade, Tatjana (16 December 2012). "Elena Radionova sets high goals". Golden Skate. 
  9. ^ Kondakova, Anna (9 December 2012). "Radionova wins Ladies title at Junior Grand Prix Final". GoldenSkate. 
  10. ^ Kondakova, Anna (7 December 2012). "Radionova squeaks into first in Junior Ladies at Grand Prix Final". GoldenSkate. 
  11. ^ a b Flade, Tatjana (21 September 2013). "Elena Radionova Gears Up for Senior Debut". International Figure Skating Magazine. 
  12. ^ Rutherford, Lynn (20 October 2013). "Asada brings home ladies title over happy Wagner". IceNetwork. 
  13. ^ 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. 
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  15. ^ Flade, Tatjana (1 July 2014). "Radionova ready to take on senior skating world". Golden Skate. 
  16. ^ "2014-15 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating". 18 July 2014. 
  17. ^ "Two Russians, Perfect on Jumps, Win in France". NYTimes Sports. 23 November 2014. 
  18. ^ "ISU Judging System - Season Bests Total Scores 2014/2015". International Skating Union. 11 November 2014. 
  19. ^ Flade, Tatjana (24 December 2014). "No fear for Radionova heading into nationals". Golden Skate. 
  20. ^ a b Ermolina, Olga (26 June 2014). Инна ГОНЧАРЕНКО: «Страшно прыгнуть в кипящий котел, но мы там варимся» [Inna Goncharenko on jumping into the deep end]. Russian Figure Skating Federation (in Russian). 
  21. ^ "Elena RADIONOVA: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 26 October 2014. 
  22. ^ "Elena RADIONOVA: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 22 June 2014. 
  23. ^ "Elena RADIONOVA: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 22 July 2013. 
  24. ^ a b "Competition Results: Elena RADIONOVA". International Skating Union. 
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External links[edit]

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