Bychenko at the 2012 World Championships
|Native name||אולקסי ביצ'נקו|
|Alternative names||Alexei Bychenko|
|Former country(ies) represented||Ukraine (until 2009)|
5 February 1988 |
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|
|World standing||9 (As of 17 December 2016[update])|
|ISU personal best scores|
2016 Rostelecom Cup
2016 Rostelecom Cup
2016 Rostelecom Cup
Oleksii (Alexei) 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.
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.
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.
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.
|Season||Short program||Free skating||Exhibition|
|GP Cup of China||7th|
|GP NHK Trophy||4th|
|GP Rostel. Cup||10th||3rd|
|GP Skate America||11th||12th|
|CS Golden Spin||1st|
|Cup of Tyrol||2nd|
|TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew|
|Cup of Nice||11th|
|JGP Czech Rep.||22nd|
|Ukrainian Champ.||4th||4th||2nd J||2nd||2nd||3rd|
|J = Junior level|
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