Andrei Novoselov

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Andrei Novoselov
Lola Esbrat and Andrei Novoselov in 2017.png
Lola Esbrat and Andrei Novoselov in 2017
Personal information
Full name Andrei Alexandrovich Novoselov
Country represented France
Former country(ies) represented Russia
Born (1989-11-24) 24 November 1989 (age 27)
Perm, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Residence Paris, France
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Partner Lola Esbrat
Former partner Daria Popova, Tatiana Novik, Tatiana Danilova, Sabina Imaikina
Coach Claude Thevenard
Former coach Inna Utkina, Nina Mozer, Natalia Pavlova, Valeri Tiukov, Valentina Tiukova
Choreographer Catherine Glaise
Former choreographer Valentina Tiukova
Skating club Francais Volants Paris Bercy
Former skating club Orlenok
Training locations Paris
Former training locations Moscow
Began skating 1993
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 145.72
2017 Europeans
Short program 52.78
2016 Worlds
Free skate 93.21
2017 Europeans

Andrei Alexandrovich Novoselov (born 24 November 1989) is a Russian pair skater. Competing for France with Lola Esbrat, he has won two international medals. Earlier, he represented Russia with Tatiana Novik, Tatiana Danilova, and Sabina Imaikina.

Career for Russia[edit]

Novoselov began learning to skate in 1993.[1]

Partnership with Imaikina[edit]

In 2007, Novoselov began competing on the ISU Junior Grand Prix (JGP) series with Sabina Imaikina. The following year, they won two silver medals on the JGP series and qualified for the 2008–09 JGP Final, where they placed 5th. At the 2009 Russian Championships, the pair placed fifth on the senior level and took bronze on the junior level. They were coached by Valeri Tiukov and Valentina Tiukova in Perm.[2] They parted ways at the end of the season.

Partnership with Danilova[edit]

Danilova/Novoselov in 2009

Novoselov teamed up with Tatiana Danilova later in 2009. The pair was coached by Inna Utkina in Moscow.[3] They placed 8th at the 2010 Russian Junior Championships[4] and appeared on the ISU Junior Grand Prix series the following season, placing 4th in Austria and 6th in Germany. Competing on the senior level, they won the silver medal at the 2010 Golden Spin of Zagreb.[5]

Danilova was unable to skate for a year following a shoulder operation so she told Novoselov that he could look for another partner.[6]

Partnership with Novik[edit]

In 2011, Novoselov began skating with Tatiana Novik.[7] They placed fourth at the 2011 Ice Challenge and eighth at the 2012 Russian Championships before winning the 2012 MNNT Cup. The pair entered the 2013 Nebelhorn Trophy, intending to represent Romania,[8] but did not compete at the event.

Novoselov also considered skating for Bulgaria and Kazakhstan.[9]

Career for France[edit]

By July 2014, Novoselov had teamed up with Daria Popova to represent France. They planned to divide their training between Moscow, coached by Inna Utkina, and Paris.[10]

Russia released him to compete for France in exchange for French ice dancer Tiffany Zahorski.[9] On July 31, 2015, however, it was announced that Popova had decided to retire from competitive figure skating.[11]

Partnership with Esbrat[edit]

Esbrat and Novoselov at the 2017 Worlds

Novoselov teamed up with France's Lola Esbrat in mid-2015.[9] They are coached by Claude Thevenard in Paris and compete for France.[12] In 2016, the pair won bronze medals at the MNNT Cup and Bavarian Open. In early April, they competed at the 2016 World Championships in Boston; they qualified to the free skate and finished 16th overall.

In the 2016–17 season, Esbrat/Novoselov won the silver medal at the NRW Trophy and placed 5th at the Mentor Torun Cup. In January 2017, they placed 11th in the short program, 13th in the free skate, and 13th overall at the 2017 European Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic.


With Esbrat[edit]

Season Short program Free skating

With Danilova[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
  • Concerto for Violin
    by Saint-Preux
  • El Dia Que Me Quieras
    by Raul di Blasio

With Imaikina[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
  • The Dolphin and the Mermaid
    by Igor Nikolaev
  • Mask of Zorro
    by James Horner

Competitive highlights[edit]

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

With Esbrat for France[edit]

Event 2015–16 2016–17
World Champ. 16th 27th
European Champ. 13th
GP Trophée de France WD
Bavarian Open 3rd
Cup of Tyrol 4th
MNNT Cup 3rd 5th
NRW Trophy 2nd
French Champ. 2nd
TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew

With Popova for France[edit]

Event 2014–15
International Challenge Cup 6th
French Championships 2nd

With Novik for Russia[edit]

Event 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14
Ice Challenge 4th
MNNT Cup 1st
Nebelhorn Trophy WD
Russian Championships 8th
WD = Withdrew

With Danilova for Russia[edit]

Event 2009–10 2010–11
Golden Spin of Zagreb 2nd
JGP Austria 4th
JGP Germany 6th
Russian Junior Championships 8th

With Imaikina for Russia[edit]

Event 2007–08 2008–09
JGP Final 5th
JGP Czech Republic 2nd
JGP United Kingdom 2nd
JGP United States 7th
Russian Championships 5th
Russian Junior Championships 8th 3rd


  1. ^ a b "Lola ESBRAT / Andrei NOVOSELOV: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 23 February 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Sabina IMAIKINA / Andrei NOVOSELOV: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 19 August 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "Tatiana DANILOVA / Andrei NOVOSELOV: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 29 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Rostelecom Russian National Juniors 2010: Junior Pairs : Result". Figure Skating Federation of Russia. 5 February 2010. Archived from the original on 9 February 2010. Retrieved 5 February 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "Competition Results: Tatiana DANILOVA / Andrei NOVOSELOV". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 20 October 2012. 
  6. ^ Mikhalevich, Yuriy (20 February 2017). ""Хочется доказать Тарасовой, что мы не хромые лошади". История пары фигуристов из Беларуси" ["We wanted to show Tarasova that we're not weaklings]. (in Russian). Archived from the original on 22 February 2017. 
  7. ^ "Tatiana NOVIK / Andrei NOVOSELOV: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 17 July 2014. 
  8. ^ "Nebelhorn Trophy 2013". International Skating Union. 19 August 2013. Archived from the original on 20 August 2013. 
  9. ^ a b c Detout, Arnaud (25 January 2017). "« Faut-il que je m'endette pour mon sport ? »" ["Must I go into debt for my sport?"]. Le Parisien (in French). 
  10. ^ Shkrebtienko, Oxana (16 July 2014). "Daria Popova: "The ice will judge everybody"". Absolute Skating. 
  11. ^ "Daria Popova decided to end her competitive career". Facebook. Facebook. Retrieved 31 July 2015. 
  12. ^ a b "Lola ESBRAT / Andrei NOVOSELOV: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 27 March 2016. 
  13. ^ "Competition Results: Lola ESBRAT / Andrei NOVOSELOV". International Skating Union. 
  14. ^ a b "Competition Results: Daria POPOVA / Andrei NOVOSELOV". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 21 October 2015. 
  15. ^ "Competition Results: Tatiana NOVIK / Andrei NOVOSELOV". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 21 April 2014. 
  16. ^ a b c "Андрей Александрович Новосёлов" [Andrei Alexandrovich Novoselov] (in Russian). 
  17. ^ "Competition Results: Sabina IMAIKINA / Andrei NOVOSELOV". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 11 October 2012. 

External links[edit]

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