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Aiza Imambek
2017 World Junior Figure Skating Championships Aiza Mambekova jsfb dave9590.jpg
Personal information
Native nameАйза Евфратқызы Имамбек
Full nameAiza Evfratkyzy Imambek
Alternative namesMambekova
Country representedKazakhstan
Born (1999-02-25) 25 February 1999 (age 19)
Almaty, Kazakhstan
Height1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
CoachKuralai Uzurova, Alexei Mishin
Former coachGalina Masliuk, Aigul Kuanysheva
ChoreographerAlima Moldakhmet
Skating clubKiyal Almaty
Training locationsAlmaty, Kazakhstan
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Former training locationsAstana and Akbulak, Kazakhstan
Began skating2003
ISU personal best scores
Combined total124.15
2016 JGP France
Short program46.44
2017 FBMA Trophy
Free skate84.53
2018 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships

Aiza Evfratkyzy Imambek or Mambekova (Kazakh: Айза Евфратқызы Имамбек;[1][2] born 25 February 1999) is a Kazakh figure skater. She has represented Kazakhstan at the 2018 Four Continents Championships, 2017 Asian Winter Games, and 2017 Winter Universiade. She competed at the 2018 Winter Olympics.


Early years[edit]

Imambek began learning to skate in 2003.[3] Her first coach was Aigul Kuanysheva.[4] She made her junior international debut in August 2012, at the Asian Figure Skating Trophy in Taipei, Taiwan.

During the 2014–2015 season, Imambek was coached by Galina Masliuk.[4] Her first ISU Junior Grand Prix assignment took place in September 2014 in the Czech Republic. Her senior international debut came in December, at Estonia's Tallinn Trophy.

By the 2015–2016 season, Imambek was training under Kuralai Uzurova in Astana and Akbulak, Kazakhstan.[5]

2016–2017 season[edit]

Imambek qualified to the final segment at the 2017 Winter Universiade, held in February in Almaty, Kazakhstan; she ranked 16th in the short program, 10th in the free skate, and 13th overall. Later that month, she placed 8th at the 2017 Asian Winter Games in Sapporo, Japan.

In March, Imambek placed 31st in the short program at the 2017 World Junior Championships in Taipei, Taiwan. Due to Elizabet Tursynbayeva's result at the 2017 World Championships, Kazakhstan obtained two Olympic spots in ladies' figure skating. During the season, Imambek achieved the International Skating Union's minimum technical scores, making her eligible for one of the spots.

2017–2018 season[edit]

Imambek decided to train with Uzurova in Almaty and with Alexei Mishin in Saint Petersburg, Russia.[3][6] She missed the first part of the season due to a fracture in her foot.[7] In December 2017, she was nominated to represent Kazakhstan at the Olympics.[8][9][10]

In January, Imambek won the bronze medal at the FBMA Trophy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and placed 20th at the 2018 Four Continents Championships in Taipei, Taiwan. In February, she will compete at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.


Season Short program Free skating
  • Ker Oglu
    by Daulet Kerei
  • Ker Oglu
    by Daulet Kerei
  • Aqqu (The Swan)
    by Nurguissa

Competitive highlights[edit]

CS: Challenger Series; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

Event 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17 17–18 18–19
Olympics 30th
Four Continents 20th
CS Golden Spin 24th
CS Mordovian 8th
CS Tallinn Trophy 20th
Asian Games 8th
FBMA Trophy 6th 3rd
Tallinn Trophy 16th
Universiade 13th
International: Junior[12]
Junior Worlds 31st
JGP Croatia 25th
JGP Czech Rep. 22nd
JGP Estonia 10th
JGP France 8th
JGP Latvia 20th
JGP Poland 19th
Asian Trophy 11th
Coupe Printemps 12th
Hamar Trophy 4th
Santa Claus Cup 15th 14th
Triglav Trophy 7th
Kazakhstan 5th 2nd 2nd 2nd
J = Junior level; TBD = Assigned


  1. ^ "Айза Имамбек: Менің атымды атақты жазушы Дулат аға қойыпты". (in Kazakh). 15 February 2017.
  2. ^ Her name also appears in the Russian form Aiza Evfratovna Mambekova (Russian: Айза Евфратовна Мамбекова).
  3. ^ a b c "Aiza MAMBEKOVA: 2017/2018". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 26 January 2018.
  4. ^ a b c "Aiza MAMBEKOVA: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 21 May 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Aiza MAMBEKOVA: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 28 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Айза Имамбек: Я сама себе являюсь главной соперницей". (in Russian). 3 January 2018.
  7. ^ "Айза Имамбек получила перелома пальца ноги" [Aiza Imambek has fractured a toe]. (in Russian). 20 September 2017.
  8. ^ "Стало известно имя третьего участника Олимпиады в фигурном катании". National Skating Federation of the Republic of Kazakhstan. 29 December 2017. Archived from the original on 6 January 2018.
  9. ^ Байкадамова, Динара (28 December 2017). "Айза Имамбек: "Для каждого спортсмена участие в Олимпиаде — наивысшая цель"". (in Russian).
  10. ^ "Айза Имамбек —третья участница Олимпиады-2018 от Казахстана" [Aiza Imambek - third 2018 Olympic participant from Kazakhstan]. (in Russian). 29 December 2017.
  11. ^ "Aiza MAMBEKOVA: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 21 May 2017.
  12. ^ a b c "Competition Results: Aiza MAMBEKOVA". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 26 January 2018.

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