Anna Khnychenkova

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Anna Khnychenkova
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Personal information
Native nameАнна Юріївна Хниченкова
Country representedUkraine
Former country(ies) representedHungary
Born (1994-11-12) 12 November 1994 (age 24)
Dnipro, Ukraine
Height1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)
Former partnerMark Magyar
Sergei Kulbach
CoachViacheslav Tkachenko
Former coachHeorhiy Starkov, Olena Ferafontova, Dorota Siudek, Mariusz Siudek
ChoreographerNadiya Krasniak
Skating clubMDUSSH "Ukraine"
Former skating clubSC Meteor Dnipro
Training locationsDnipro
Began skating1999
ISU personal best scores
Combined total157.09
2017 CS Ice Star
Short program57.44
2017 CS Ice Star
Free skate100.16
2016 Worlds

Anna Yuriivna Khnychenkova (Ukrainian: Анна Юріївна Хниченкова, born 12 November 1994) is a Ukrainian figure skater. As a single skater, she is the 2016 Ice Star champion, 2017 International Cup of Nice bronze medalist, and 2017 Ukrainian national champion. She has competed in the free skate at five ISU Championships and qualified a spot for Ukraine at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Earlier in her career, Khnychenkova competed in pair skating for Ukraine and Hungary.

Pair skating[edit]

Partnership with Kulbach[edit]

From 2008 to 2009, Khnychenkova competed in pair skating with Sergei Kulbach for Ukraine. Coached by Viacheslav Tkachenko in Dnipro, they finished 20th at the 2009 World Junior Championships.[1]

Partnership with Magyar[edit]

In 2009, Khnychenkova and Márk Magyar decided to compete together for Hungary. In the 2009–2010 season, the pair trained under Viacheslav Tkachenko in Budapest.[2] They placed 15th at their first international event – the World Junior Championships, held in March 2010 in The Hague, Netherlands.

In the 2010–2011 season, Khnychenkova/Magyar trained in Toruń, Poland, and Budapest, Hungary, coached by Dorota Siudek and Mariusz Siudek.[3] They placed 7th at a senior Grand Prix event, the Trophée Éric Bompard in November 2010. In March 2011, they finished 13th at the World Junior Championships in Gangneung, South Korea; it was their final competition as a pair.

Single skating[edit]

Early career[edit]

Knychenkova began learning to skate in 1999.[4] After a period abroad, she returned to Ukraine in 2011 and rejoined Viacheslav Tkachenko in Dnipro. In December 2011, she finished 5th competing in senior ladies' singles at the Ukrainian Championships. In October 2012, she won the junior silver medal at the Tirnavia Ice Cup, her first international competition as a single skater for Ukraine. Her senior international debut came in December at the 2012 NRW Trophy.

Khnychenkova placed 17th at the 2013 World Junior Championships in Milan. In 2014, she was assigned to her second World Junior Championships.[5] She finished 17th at the event, held in Sofia, Bulgaria.

2015–2016 season[edit]

Knychenkova placed 4th at the 2015 International Cup of Nice. She had a knee sprain and some boot issues in the first half of the season.[6] Although second at the Ukrainian Championships, she was selected to compete at two senior ISU Championships because the champion, Anastasia Hozhva, was not yet age-eligible to compete internationally on the senior level.[7] In January, Khnychenkova qualified to the final segment at the 2016 European Championships in Bratislava (Slovakia) by placing 19th in the short; she was 22nd in the free and finished 21st overall. In March, she reached the free skate at the 2016 World Championships in Boston and finished 19th overall.

2016–2017 season[edit]

Khnychenkova won gold at Ice Star, held in Belarus in November 2016. In December, she won the Ukrainian national title by a margin of 17 points over Hozhva. At the 2017 European Championships in Ostrava (Czech Republic), she advanced to the free skate and finished 21st overall.

Ranked 35th in the short program, she did not reach the final segment at the 2017 World Championships in Helsinki, Finland.

2017–2018 season[edit]

Khnychenkova began her season in early September, finishing 6th at the Slovenia Open. At the end of the month, she competed at the 2017 CS Nebelhorn Trophy, the final qualifying opportunity for the 2018 Winter Olympics. Ranked 4th in the short program and 8th in the free skate, she finished 7th overall and earned a spot for Ukraine at the Olympics. In October, she won the bronze medal at the International Cup of Nice.

Programs[edit]

Single skating[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2017–2018
[4]
  • Sorongo
  • Street Passions
    by Didulia
2016–2017
[8]
2015–2016
[9]
  • The Godfather
    by Nino Rota
  • Mambo Italiano
2013–2014
[10]
  • Tsyganotchka
    (Russian gypsy music)
  • Instinct Rhapsody
    by Ikuko Kawai
  • Eternally
    by Ikuko Kawai
  • Instinct Rhapsody
    by Ikuko Kawai
2012–2013
[11]
  • Theme de Belle et Sebastian
    (from L'Oiseau)
    by André Rieu
  • Overture from Don Juan
    by Felix Gray

With Magyar[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2010–2011
[3]
  • Don Juan
    (soundtrack)
2009–2010
[2]

With Kulbach[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2008–2009
[1]
  • Ukrainian folk music

Competitive highlights[edit]

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

Single skating for Ukraine[edit]

International[12]
Event 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17 17–18
Olympics 29th
Worlds 19th 35th
Europeans 21st 21st 23rd
CS Golden Spin 15th
CS Ice Star 6th
CS Nebelhorn 7th
CS Ondrej Nepela 12th 17th
CS Tallinn Trophy 8th
Cup of Nice 4th 11th 3rd
Ice Star 1st
NRW Trophy 28th
Slovenia Open 6th
Ukrainian Open 8th
Universiade 9th 9th
International: Junior[12]
Junior Worlds 17th 17th
JGP Estonia 21st
JGP Slovakia 13th
Tirnavia Ice Cup 2nd
Volvo Open Cup 2nd
National[12]
Ukraine 5th 3rd 3rd 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd
Ukraine: Junior 1st

Pair skating with Magyar for Hungary[edit]

International[13]
Event 2009–10 2010–11
GP Trophée Bompard 7th
International: Junior[13]
World Junior Championships 15th 13th
JGP Austria 15th
National[13]
Hungarian Championships 1st J
J = Junior level

Pair skating with Kulbach for Ukraine[edit]

International[14]
Event 2008–09
World Junior Championships 20th
JGP Czech Republic 14th
JGP United Kingdom 17th
National[14]
Ukrainian Championships 2nd

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Anna KHNYCHENKOVA / Sergei KULBACH: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 19 August 2009.
  2. ^ a b "Anna KHNYCHENKOVA / Mark MAGYAR: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 14 March 2010.
  3. ^ a b "Anna KHNYCHENKOVA / Mark MAGYAR: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 29 October 2011.
  4. ^ a b "Anna KHNYCHENKOVA: 2017/2018". International Skating Union.
  5. ^ Анна Хныченкова: Хочу поднять флаг Украины как можно выше в турнирной таблице ЧМ-2014 [Anna Khnychenkova: I want to raise the Ukrainian flag as high as possible in the standings] (in Russian). Ukrainian Figure Skating Federation. 7 March 2014. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014.
  6. ^ "АННА ХНЫЧЕНКОВА: В НОВОМ СЕЗОНЕ КАТАЮСЬ УЖЕ В ТРЕТЬЕЙ ПАРЕ КОНЬКОВ, НО ВРОДЕ, ВСЕ НОРМАЛЬНО!" [Anna Khnychenkova: I'm skating in my third pair of boots this season]. Ukrainian Figure Skating Federation (in Russian). 19 December 2015. Archived from the original on 26 March 2016.
  7. ^ "ПРЕЗИДИУМ УФФК УТВЕРДИЛ СОСТАВ УКРАИНСКИХ ФИГУРИСТОВ НА ЧЕМПИОНАТ ЕВРОПЫ!" [UFFK confirmed Ukraine's team to the European Championships]. Ukrainian Figure Skating Federation (in Russian). 20 December 2015. Archived from the original on 26 March 2016.
  8. ^ "Anna KHNYCHENKOVA: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 1 June 2017.
  9. ^ "Anna KHNYCHENKOVA: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 28 May 2016.
  10. ^ "Anna KHNYCHENKOVA: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 22 June 2014.
  11. ^ "Anna KHNYCHENKOVA: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 25 August 2013.
  12. ^ a b c "Competition Results: Anna KHNYCHENKOVA". International Skating Union.
  13. ^ a b c "Competition Results: Anna KHNYCHENKOVA / Mark MAGYAR". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 20 December 2013.
  14. ^ a b "Competition Results: Anna KHNYCHENKOVA / Sergei KULBACH". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 20 December 2013.

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