Angelīna Kučvaļska

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Angelīna Kučvaļska
2016 Rostelecom Cup Angelīna Kučvaļska IMG 2672.jpg
Kučvaļska in 2016
Personal information
Alternative namesAngelina Kuchvalska[1]
Country representedLatvia
Born (1998-12-06) 6 December 1998 (age 19)
Saldus, Latvia
Height1.64 m (5 ft 4 12 in)
CoachJekaterina Platonova
ChoreographerBenoît Richaud, Natalja Lipska
Former choreographerJekaterina Ostrovskaja, Anda Rage
Skating clubKaskads Riga
Training locationsRiga
Began skating2002
ISU personal best scores
Combined total176.99
2016 Europeans
Short program58.99
2016 Europeans
Free skate118.00
2016 Europeans

Angelīna Kučvaļska (born 6 December 1998) is a Latvian figure skater. She has won three ISU Challenger Series medals and three Latvian national titles. She has competed in the final segment at nine ISU Championships, achieving her best result, fourth, at the 2016 European Championships.

Personal life[edit]

Angelīna Kučvaļska was born on 6 December 1998 in Saldus, Latvia.[2] Her father died when she was 12 years old.[3] She is a student at Riga 1st secondary school.[4]

Career[edit]

Kučvaļska at 2016 Rostelecom CupIMG 2074

Kučvaļska began skating at the age of three and a half years.[5] Jekaterina Platonova is her first and only coach.[3]

2012–2013 season[edit]

Kučvaļska became age-eligible for junior internationals in the 2012–2013 season and placed 16th at her sole Junior Grand Prix (JGP) assignment, in Courchevel, France. She was selected to represent Latvia at the 2013 World Junior Championships in Milan, Italy. Ranked 22nd in the short program, she qualified to the free skate and finished 20th overall.

2013–2014 season[edit]

Kučvaļska competed at two 2013 JGP events, placing 15th in Košice and 19th in Minsk, and won the junior silver medal at the Bavarian Open. She placed 20th in both segments and 19th overall at the 2014 World Junior Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria.

2014–2015 season[edit]

Kučvaļska placed seventh at both of her JGP assignments, in Ostrava and Tallinn. Making her senior international debut, she took gold at the 2014 Volvo Open Cup, an ISU Challenger Series (CS) event. Continuing on the senior level, she placed seventh at the CS Warsaw Cup and took gold at the Tallinn Trophy, Latvian Championships, and MNNT Cup. Kučvaļska was named in Latvia's team to the 2015 European Championships in Stockholm, Sweden and placed 17th in the short program, earning qualification to the next segment. After placing fifth in the free skate, she climbed to seventh overall.

2015–2016 season[edit]

Kučvaļska was unable to train in July 2015 due to an ankle injury.[6] She began the 2015–16 season at a pair of CS events, placing 10th at the 2015 Ondrej Nepela Trophy before winning silver at the 2015 Denkova-Staviski Cup. Making her Grand Prix debut, she placed 7th in the short program at the 2015 Trophée Éric Bompard in Bordeaux, France; the event was cancelled due to the November 2015 Paris attacks.

Kučvaļska placed fifth in the short program, fourth in the free skate, and fourth overall at the 2016 European Championships in Bratislava, Slovakia. Her placement is the highest by a Latvian skater at the European Championships, matching Konstantin Kostin's result in 1993.[7]

2016–2017 season[edit]

Kučvaļska competed at two Grand Prix events, placing 11th at the 2016 Skate America and 10th at the 2016 Rostelecom Cup. She finished 19th at the 2017 European Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic, and 22nd at the 2017 World Championships in Helsinki, Finland.

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2016–2017
[2]
2015–2016
[8]
2014–2015
[5][9]
  • El Tango de Roxanne
    (from Moulin Rouge!)
  • Romeo and Juliet: Love Theme
    by Nino Rota
  • El Tango de Roxanne
    (from Moulin Rouge!)
2013–2014
[10]
  • Music from Todes (ballet)
2012–2013
[11]
  • Music from Todes (ballet)

Competitive highlights[edit]

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

International[1]
Event 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17 17–18 18–19
Worlds 16th 15th 22nd 37th
Europeans 7th 4th 19th
GP France 7th
GP Rostelecom Cup 10th
GP Skate America 11th
CS Denkova-Staviski 2nd
CS Ice Star 16th
CS Ondrej Nepela 10th 12th
CS Tallinn Trophy 5th 7th 30th TBD
CS Volvo Open 1st
CS Warsaw Cup 7th
MNNT Cup 1st 1st 5th
Coupe du Printemps 2nd
Tallinn Trophy 1st
Volvo Open Cup 5th 1st 21st
International: Junior [1][12]
Junior Worlds 20th 19th 7th
JGP Belarus 19th
JGP Czech Republic 7th
JGP Estonia 7th
JGP France 16th
JGP Slovakia 15th
EYOF 5th
Bavarian Open 2nd
Hellmut Seibt 4th
Volvo Open Cup 3rd 4th
Warsaw Cup 7th 5th
International: Novice[1]
Int. Challenge Cup 5th
Volvo Open Cup 2nd
National[1]
Latvian Champ. 1st J 1st 1st 1st
Levels: N = Novice; J = Junior

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Competition Results: Angelina KUCHVALSKA". International Skating Union.
  2. ^ a b "Angelina KUCHVALSKA: 2016/2017". International Skating Union.
  3. ^ a b Daine, Iveta (February 2015). "Angelīna ieslido vēsturē" [Angelīna skating into history]. sporto.lv (in Latvian) (299).
  4. ^ Freimanis, Jānis (5 February 2015). "Angelina Kučvaļska: "Mans sapnis ir nokļūt olimpiskajās spēlēs"" [Angelina Kučvaļska: "My dream is to compete at the Olympics"]. sportacentrs.com (in Latvian).
  5. ^ a b Remmel, Ia (16 February 2015). "Latvia's Angelina Kuchvalska breaks through to the big arena". Absolute Skating.
  6. ^ Freimanis, Jānis (1 October 2015). "Kučvaļska. Ar atbildības slogu pie elites durvīm" [Kučvaļska. With the burden of responsibility, at the door of the elite]. sportacentrs.com (in Latvian).
  7. ^ Freimanis, Jānis (31 January 2016). "Platonova: "Skatītājiem likās, ka Angelinai jābūt trijniekā..."" [Interview with Platonova]. sportacentrs.com (in Latvian).
  8. ^ "Angelina KUCHVALSKA: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 28 May 2016.
  9. ^ "Angelina KUCHVALSKA: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 2 July 2015.
  10. ^ "Angelina KUCHVALSKA: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 14 March 2014.
  11. ^ "Angelina KUCHVALSKA: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 5 March 2013.
  12. ^ "Angelina Kucvalska". Tracings.

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