Oleksii Bychenko

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Oleksii Bychenko
2012 WFSC 03d 899 Alexei Bychenko.JPG
Bychenko at the 2012 World Championships
Personal information
Native name אולקסי ביצ'נקו
Alternative names Alexei Bychenko
Country represented Israel
Former country(ies) represented Ukraine (until 2009)
Born (1988-02-05) 5 February 1988 (age 29)
Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Coach Galit Chait Moracci, Roman Serov, Nikolai Morozov
Former coach Craig Maurizi, Vakhtang Murvanidze, Halyna Kukhar, Elena Amosova, Dmytro Dmytrenko
Choreographer Galit Chait Moracci
Former choreographer Maria Tumanovska, Dmytro Dmytrenko
Skating club Kohavim al ha Kerah
Training locations Hackensack, New Jersey
Former training locations Kiev
Began skating 1993
World standing 9 (As of 17 December 2016)[1]
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 255.52
2016 Rostelecom Cup
Short program 86.81
2016 Rostelecom Cup
Free skate 168.71
2016 Rostelecom Cup

Oleksii[2][3] (Alexei)[4] Bychenko (Hebrew: אולקסי ביצ'נקו‎‎; Ukrainian: Олексій Юрійович Биченко; born 5 February 1988) is an Israeli figure skater. He is the 2016 European silver medalist and 2016 Rostelecom Cup bronze medalist. He is the first Israeli skater to medal at the European Championships. He represented Ukraine through 2009.

Career[edit]

For Ukraine[edit]

Representing Ukraine, Bychenko debuted on the ISU Junior Grand Prix (JGP) series in the 2003–04 season. His senior international debut took place in late September 2005 at Skate Israel but he continued appearing occasionally on the junior level. He achieved his best JGP result, 8th, in October 2006 in Taipei, at his final junior event.

Bychenko became a two-time (2007, 2008) Ukrainian national silver medalist on the senior level. His final international appearance for Ukraine came in late November 2009, at the Crystal Skate of Romania.

For Israel[edit]

Bychenko first appeared internationally for Israel at the Golden Spin of Zagreb in December 2011. He qualified for the final segment at the 2012 European Championships in Sheffield and went on to finish 22nd overall. At the 2012 World Championships in Nice, he was eliminated after the short program.

At the 2013 Nebelhorn Trophy, Bychenko qualified a spot for Israel in the men's event at the 2014 Winter Olympics. He finished 21st in Sochi, Russia.[5]

Bychenko received his first Grand Prix invitations in the 2014–15 season. He finished fourth at the 2015 European Championships in Stockholm after placing seventh in the short program and fourth in the free skate.

At the 2016 European Championships in Bratislava, Bychenko placed fourth in both segments and edged out Russia's Maxim Kovtun for silver by a margin of 0.35. It was Israel's first European figure skating medal.

In the 2016–17 season, Bychenko won bronze at a Grand Prix assignment, the 2016 Rostelecom Cup, and gold at a Challenger Series event, the Golden Spin of Zagreb. He ranked third in the short program, 9th in the free skate, and 5th overall at the 2017 European Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2016–17
[4]
  • Soul Power
  • Happy
    by Derek Martin
2015–16
[6]
  • Soul Power[7]
  • Happy
    by Derek Martin

2014–15
[8]
  • Soul Power
  • Happy
    by Derek Martin
2013–14
[9][10]
  • Nostradamus
    by Maksim Mrvica

  • Flamenco Farruca
2012–13
[11][12]
  • Party Sailor
    by Wilson Picket
  • John Rango
    by James Brown
  • Flamenco

2011–12
[13]
2008–09
[14]
2004–06
[15][16]

Results[edit]

GP: Grand Prix; CS: Challenger Series; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

For Israel[edit]

International[17]
Event 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17
Olympics 21st
Worlds 29th 31st 15th 17th 13th
Europeans 22nd 14th 10th 4th 2nd 5th
GP Cup of China 7th
GP NHK Trophy 4th
GP Rostel. Cup 10th 3rd
GP Skate America 11th 12th
CS Finlandia 5th 7th
CS Golden Spin 1st
CS Nebelhorn 7th
Bavarian Open 5th
Cup of Tyrol 2nd
Golden Spin 8th 5th 4th
Ice Challenge 13th
MNNT Cup 1st
Nebelhorn Trophy 15th 5th
Tallinn Trophy 1st
U.S. Classic 14th 9th
National[17]
Israeli Champ. 2nd 1st
TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew

For Ukraine[edit]

International[17]
Event 02–03 03–04 04–05 05–06 06–07 07–08 08–09 09–10
Crystal Skate 3rd 2nd 4th
Cup of Nice 11th
Finlandia Trophy 11th
Nepela Memorial 8th
Skate Israel 6th
Universiade 29th
International: Junior[17]
JGP Andorra 15th
JGP Croatia 10th
JGP Czech Rep. 22nd
JGP Taiwan 8th
JGP Ukraine 19th
National[17]
Ukrainian Champ. 4th 4th 2nd J 2nd 2nd 3rd
J = Junior level

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ISU World Standings for Single & Pair Skating and Ice Dance : Men". International Skating Union. December 17, 2016. Retrieved December 27, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Oleksii Bychenko" (in Hebrew). Israel Ice Skating Federation. January 15, 2012. Archived from the original on September 26, 2013. 
  3. ^ "2014 - 2015 Coach/Instructor Compliance" (PDF). U.S. Figure Skating. December 5, 2014. p. 37. Archived (PDF) from the original on December 7, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Alexei BYCHENKO: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. 
  5. ^ "Alexei BYCHENKO". Organizing Committee of the XXII Olympic Winter Games. Archived from the original on April 7, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Alexei BYCHENKO: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 27, 2016. 
  7. ^ 2016 European Championships - Exhibition (Television production). Germany: ARD EinsFestival. January 31, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Alexei BYCHENKO: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 23, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Alexei BYCHENKO: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 21, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Alexei BYCHENKO: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on November 11, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Alexei BYCHENKO: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 18, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Alexei BYCHENKO: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on September 29, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Alexei BYCHENKO: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 21, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Alexei BYCHENKO: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 4, 2009. 
  15. ^ "Alexei BYCHENKO: 2005/2006". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 22, 2006. 
  16. ^ "Alexei BYCHENKO: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 9, 2005. 
  17. ^ a b c d e "Competition Results: Alexei BYCHENKO". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 19, 2014. 

External links[edit]

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