Alena Kostornaia

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Alena Kostornaia
2019 Russian Figure Skating Championships Alena Kostornaia 2018-12-22 20-53-50 (2).jpg
Kostornaia at the 2019 Russian nationals
Personal information
Native nameАлёна Сергеевна Косторная (Russian)
Full nameAlena Sergeyevna Kostornaia
Alternative namesAlyona Kostornaya
Country representedRussia Russia
Born (2003-08-24) 24 August 2003 (age 15)
Moscow, Russia
ResidenceMoscow, Russia
Height1.49 m (4 ft 10 12 in)
CoachEteri Tutberidze, Sergei Dudakov
Former coachElena Zhgun, Marina Cherkasova
ChoreographerEteri Tutberidze, Daniil Gleikhengauz
Former choreographerSemyon Kaufman
Skating clubSambo 70
Training locationsMoscow
Began skating2007
World standing32 (As of 9 December 2018)[1]
Season's bests7 (2018–19)[2]
12 (2017–18)[3]
ISU personal best scores
Combined total217.98
2018–19 JGP Final
Short program76.32 (JWR)
2018–19 JGP Final
Free skate141.66
2018–19 JGP Final

Alyona Sergeyevna Kostornaya (alt. spelling: Alena Kostornaia; pronounced Ah-LYOH-nah Kos-tor-NY-ah; Russian: Алёна Сергеевна Косторная; born 24 August 2003) is a Russian figure skater. She is a two-time Russian national bronze medalist (2018, 2019).

On the junior level, she is the 2018 Junior World silver medalist, the 2018 Junior Grand Prix Final champion, the 2017 Junior Grand Prix Final silver medalist, and a two-time Russian junior national silver medalist (2018, 2019).

Personal life[edit]

Kostornaia was born on 24 August 2003 in Moscow.[4]

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Kostornaia began learning to skate in 2007.[4] From 2012 to 2017 she was coached by Elena Zhgun in Moscow.[5]

Kostornaia had an injury in 2016.[citation needed] She finished 16th at the 2017 Russian Junior Championships. Eteri Tutberidze and Sergei Dudakov became her coaches in 2017.[5]

2017–2018 season[edit]

Kostornaia's international debut came in early October 2017 at a 2017–18 ISU Junior Grand Prix (JGP) competition in Gdansk, Poland; ranked first in the short program and second in the free skate, she won the gold medal by a margin of 1.36 points over the silver medalist, her teammate and training partner Daria Panenkova.[6] She won silver behind Sofia Samodurova at JGP Italy by a margin of 0.04 points.[7] Her placements qualified her for the 2017–18 Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final, where she won silver, placing second in the short program, and first in the free skate. On the senior level, Kostornaia won bronze at the 2018 Russian Figure Skating Championships. She later won silver at the 2018 2018 Russian Junior Championships behind teammate Alexandra Trusova by a margin of 0.58 points.

In March 2018 Kostornaia competed at the 2018 World Junior Championships. She placed second in the short program and the free skate, winning the silver medal behind Trusova.

2018–2019 season[edit]

Kostornaia had learned to perform a triple Axel in the preceding year, and had originally planned to introduce it into competition. However, she lost the jump following growth.[8] Kostornaia started her season by competing in the 2018 JGP series. At her first JGP event of the season she won the gold medal in Linz, Austria. She was ranked first in both the short program and the free skate and won the gold medal by a margin of more than 11 points over the silver medalist, her teammate Alena Kanysheva.[9]

She skated her second JGP event of the season at JGP Ostrava, where she was again ranked first in both the short program and the free skate. She won the gold medal by a margin of about 2 points over the silver medalist, Kim Ye-lim.[10] With two JGP gold medals she qualified for the 2018–19 Junior Grand Prix Final. At the JGP Final she won the gold medal after winning both the short program and the free skate. She outscored her teammate and training partner Trusova by about 2.5 points. At this event Kostornaia scored her personal best score of 217.98 points and she also set a new junior-level ladies' record for the short program (76.32 points).[11][8]

At the 2019 Russian Championships, Kostornaia placed third in the short program, due to falling on her step sequence, which she attributed to being "too relaxed."[12] She then placed third in the free skate as well, winning her second consecutive national bronze medal.[13]

Kostornaia participated at the 2019 Russian Junior Championships, she placed first in the short program and second in the free skate. She placed second overall, winning her second consecutive junior national silver medal. After the event, she was named to the Russian team for the 2019 World Junior Championships along with training mates Trusova and Anna Shcherbakova. However, on March 4th, the first day of the event, Kostornaia withdrew from the competition due to a medical condition, subsequently revealed by choreographer Daniil Gleikhengauz to be a leg inflammation that would require four weeks away from training. She was replaced by Kseniia Sinitsyna.[14]

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2018–2019
[15]

Romeo and Juliet

2017–2018
[4]

  • Carmen
    by Moscow Virtuosi Chamber

Records and achievements[edit]

World record scores[edit]

Alyona has set the junior world record scores 2 times under the current +5 / -5 GOE (Grade of Execution) system.

Junior ladies' short program
Date Score Event Note
6 December 2018 76.32 2018–19 JGP Final Current junior world record.
Junior ladies' free program
Date Score Event Note
1 September 2018 132.42 2018 JGP Austria This record was later broken by Alexandra Trusova at 2018 JGP Lithuania

Historical world record scores[edit]

Note: Because of the introduction of the new +5 / -5 GOE (Grade of Execution) system which replaced the previous +3 / -3 GOE system, ISU has decided that all statistics start from zero for the season 2018-19. All previous records are now historical.[16]

Historical junior ladies' short program
Date Score Event Note
7 December 2017 71.65 2017–18 JGP Final Kostornaia broke Alina Zagitova's record from December 2016.

Competitive highlights[edit]

Kostornaia (left) with Alexandra Trusova (center) and Mako Yamashita (right) at the 2018 World Junior Championships podium

JGP: Junior Grand Prix

International: Junior[17]
Event 16–17 17–18 18–19
Junior Worlds 2nd WD
JGP Final 2nd 1st
JGP Austria 1st
JGP Czech Republic 1st
JGP Italy 2nd
JGP Poland 1st
National[5]
Russian Champ. 3rd 3rd
Russian Junior Champ. 16th 2nd 2nd
TBD = Assigned

Detailed results[edit]

Junior level[edit]

Alena Kostornaia performs her short program at the 2019 Russian Figure Skating Championships

Small medals for short and free programs awarded only at ISU Championships. Current ISU world best highlighted in bold and italic. Previous ISU world best highlighted in bold. Personal best highlighted in bold.

2018–19 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
1–4 February 2019 2019 Russian Junior Championships Junior 1
79.97
2
150.82
2
230.79
19–23 December 2018 2019 Russian Championships Senior 3
74.40
3
152.14
3
226.54
6–9 December 2018 2018–19 JGP Final Junior 1
76.32
1
141.66
1
217.98
26–29 September 2018 2018 JGP Czech Republic Junior 1
70.24
1
128.14
1
198.38
29 Aug. – 1 Sept. 2018 2018 JGP Austria Junior 1
71.08
1
132.42
1
203.50
2017–18 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
5–11 March 2018 2018 World Junior Championships Junior 2
71.63
2
135.76
2
207.39
23–26 January 2018 2018 Russian Junior Championships Junior 3
69.88
1
141.63
2
211.51
21–24 December 2017 2018 Russian Championships Senior 4
73.59
4
142.98
3
216.57
7–10 December 2017 2017–18 JGP Final Junior 2
71.65
1
132.93
2
204.58
11–14 October 2017 2017 JGP Italy Junior 1
67.72
2
124.43
2
192.15
4–7 October 2017 2017 JGP Poland Junior 1
69.16
2
128.75
1
197.91
2016–17 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
1–5 February 2017 2017 Russian Junior Championships Junior 12
57.77
16
103.48
16
161.25

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ISU World Standings for Single & Pair Skating and Ice Dance - Ladies". International Skating Union.
  2. ^ "ISU Judging System - Season Bests Total Scores 2018/2019". International Skating Union.
  3. ^ "Seasons Best Score 2017/2018". International Skating Union.
  4. ^ a b c "Alena KOSTORNAIA: 2017/2018". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 29 June 2018.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  5. ^ a b c "Алёна Сергеевна Косторная" [Alena Kostornaia]. fskate.ru (in Russian).
  6. ^ "2017 JGP Poland: Junior Ladies Result". International Skating Union. 6 October 2017.
  7. ^ "2017 JGP Italy: Junior Ladies Result". International Skating Union. 14 October 2017.
  8. ^ a b Slater, Paula (8 December 2018). "Kostornaia takes gold in Junior Ladies in Vancouver". Golden Skate.
  9. ^ "2018 JGP Austria: Junior Ladies Result". International Skating Union. 1 September 2018.
  10. ^ "2018 JGP Czech Republic: Junior Ladies Result". International Skating Union. 1 September 2018.
  11. ^ Slater, Paula (7 December 2018). "Russia's Kostornaia leads junior ladies in Vancouver". Golden Skate.
  12. ^ Flade, Tatjana (21 December 2018). "Zagitova skates to confident lead in Saransk as Medvedeva falters". Golden Skate.
  13. ^ Flade, Tatjana (21 December 2018). "Anna Shcherbakova runs off with Russian National title in debut". Golden Skate.
  14. ^ "Тренер: у Косторной воспаление на ноге, лечение займет четыре недели" [Trainer: Kostornaya has inflammation of the leg, treatment will take four weeks]. rsport.ria.ru (in Russian).
  15. ^ "Alena KOSTORNAIA: 2018/2019". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 16 August 2018.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  16. ^ "Statistics including Personal Best/Season Best information". International Skating Union. Retrieved 15 August 2018.
  17. ^ "Competition Results: Alena KOSTORNAIA". International Skating Union.

External links[edit]

World Record Holders
Preceded by
Russia Anna Shcherbakova
Ladies' Free Skating
1 September 2018 – 7 September 2018
Succeeded by
Russia Alexandra Trusova
World Junior Record Holders
Preceded by
Russia Alexandra Trusova
Ladies' Junior Short Program
6 December 2018 –
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Russia Anna Shcherbakova
Ladies' Junior Free Skating
1 September 2018 – 7 September 2018
Succeeded by
Russia Alexandra Trusova
Historical World Junior Record Holders (before season 2018–19)
Preceded by
Russia Alina Zagitova
Ladies' Junior Short Program
7 December 2017
Succeeded by
Russia Alexandra Trusova