Anna Shcherbakova

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Anna Shcherbakova
2019 Russian Figure Skating Championships Anna Shcherbakova 2018-12-22 20-34-59 (2).jpg
Shcherbakova at the 2019 Russian nationals
Personal information
Native nameАнна Станиславовна Щербакова (Russian)
Full nameAnna Stanislavovna Shcherbakova
Country representedRussia Russia
Born (2004-03-28) 28 March 2004 (age 14)
Moscow, Russia
ResidenceMoscow, Russia
Height1.50 m (4 ft 11 in)
CoachEteri Tutberidze, Sergei Dudakov
Former coachOksana Bulycheva
ChoreographerDaniil Gleikhengauz
Skating clubSambo 70
Training locationsMoscow
Began skating2007
Season's bests10 (2018–19)[1]
ISU personal best scores
Combined total205.39
2018 JGP Slovakia
Short program73.18
2018 JGP Slovakia
Free skate132.21
2018 JGP Slovakia

Anna Stanislavovna Shcherbakova (Russian: А́нна Станисла́вовна Щербако́ва, born 28 March 2004) is a Russian figure skater. She is the 2019 Russian national champion, the 2018 JGP Slovakia champion and the 2018 JGP Canada champion.

Personal life[edit]

Shcherbakova was born on 28 March 2004 in Moscow.[2] She is the middle child of three sisters.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Shcherbakova began learning to skate in 2007 under Oksana Bulycheva at the Khrustalnyi rink of the Olympic Reserve Sports School no. 37 (later renamed "Sambo 70") in Moscow.[2] She switched to training with Eteri Tutberidze and Sergei Dudakov at the same rink in the 2013-14 season.

Shcherbakova won gold at the 2016 Russian Youth Championships – Younger Age. She missed the 2017 Russian Junior Championships, held in February, after breaking her arm. Returning to competition, she won the silver medal at the 2017 Russian Youth Championships – Younger Age in March.

2017–2018 season[edit]

In the summer of 2017, Shcherbakova broke her leg while performing a triple loop in combination at a training camp.[3] As a result, she missed most of the 2017–18 season, including her planned Junior Grand Prix debut. She placed thirteenth at the 2018 Russian Junior Championships.

2018–2019 season[edit]

Shcherbakova debuted internationally on the Junior Grand Prix circuit in August. She was assigned to events in Slovakia and Canada. At JGP Slovakia, she was ranked first in both the short program and the free skate and won the gold medal by a margin of more than 18 points over the silver medalist, her fellow Russian competitor Anna Tarusina.[4] Her scores at this competition were among the highest scores achieved in an international junior ladies competition after teammate Alexandra Trusova in the short program, and Trusova and teammate Alena Kostornaia in the free program.

At JGP Canada, she was again ranked first in both the short program and the free skate and won the gold medal by a margin of about 5 points over the silver medalist, her former teammate Anastasia Tarakanova.[5] With 2 gold medals on the Junior Grand Prix, she qualified for the 2018–19 Junior Grand Prix Final. At the Final, Shcherbakova placed last in the short program after falling on her attempted double Axel and stepping out of a triple Lutz, missing her combination.[6] In the free program, she fell on both quad attempts, placing fifth there and overall. Speaking afterward, Shcherbakova said she "really wanted to land my quad Lutzes, but I couldn’t do them cleanly and I fell, so I’ll try to do it next time."[7]

Anna Shcherbakova with Daniil Gleikhengauz (left) and Sergei Dudakov (right) at the 2019 Russian Championships.

At the 2019 Russian Championships, Shcherbakova placed fifth in the short program and first in the free skate, winning the national title over Trusova by 0.07 points. Shcherbakova said it was "very unexpected for me to win and I still haven’t realized what just happened."[8]

Skating technique[edit]

In the second competition of the 2018 Cup of Russia, a qualifying competition to Russian Senior Nationals, Shcherbakova landed two quadruple lutzes in her free program, one in combination with a triple toe loop and the second as a standalone. She is the second skater (first being Nathan Chen) to ever land two quad lutzes in a single program. However, as the competition she landed them in was not ratified by the ISU, this achievement cannot be recognized internationally.[9] Her teammate Alexandra Trusova remains the first female figure skater to land a quadruple lutz in international competition. Additionally, Shcherbakova also currently trains a quad toe loop.[10]

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2018–2019
[2]
2017–2018
2016–2017
  • Sikuriadas
    by Sergeant Early and Ghost Dance
2015–2016
  • Sikuriadas
    by Sergeant Early and Ghost Dance
2014–2015
  • Tango
    by Leandra Gamine (instrumental)

Records and achievements[edit]

  • Set the junior-level ladies' record of the new +5 / -5 GOE (Grade of Execution) system for the combined total (205.39 points), short program (73.18 points) and free program (132.21 points) at the 2018 JGP Slovakia. Her free program record was broken by Russian teammate Alena Kostornaia at the 2018 JGP Austria on September 1, 2018 with 132.42 points. Her short program record was broken by Russian teammate Alexandra Trusova at the 2018 JGP Lithuania on September 6, 2018 with 74.74 points.
  • Landed the first ratified quadruple lutz at the 3rd Stage of the Russian Cup (one in combination with triple toe loop). She is also the first lady to land two quadruple lutzes in one program.

Competitive highlights[edit]

JGP: Junior Grand Prix

International[11]
Event 15–16 16–17 17–18 18–19
JGP Final 5th
JGP Canada 1st
JGP Slovakia 1st
National[12]
Russian Champ. 1st
Russian Junior Champ. 13th TBD
Russian Youth Champ.
Younger Age
1st 2nd
Russian Cup Final 1st J
J = Junior level; TBD = Assigned

Detailed results[edit]

Previous ISU world best highlighted in bold. Personal best highlighted in bold.

2018–19 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
19–23 December 2018 2019 Russian Championships Senior 5
74.09
1
155.69
1
229.78
6–9 December 2018 2018–19 JGP Final Junior 6
56.26
5
125.57
5
181.83
12–15 September 2018 2018 JGP Canada Junior 1
65.07
1
130.49
1
195.56
22–25 August 2018 2018 JGP Slovakia Junior 1
73.18
1
132.21
1
205.39
2017–18 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
23–26 January 2018 2018 Russian Junior Championships Junior 8
68.19
16
111.00
13
179.19

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Season Best Score 2018/2019". International Skating Union.
  2. ^ a b c "Anna SHCHERBAKOVA: 2018/2019". International Skating Union.
  3. ^ Flade, Tatjana (7 January 2019). "Anna Shcherbakova: 'The fact that we are girls doesn't change that we can jump'". Golden Skate.
  4. ^ "2018 JGP Slovakia: Junior Ladies Result". International Skating Union. 26 August 2018.
  5. ^ "2018 JGP Canada: Junior Ladies Result". International Skating Union. 26 August 2018.
  6. ^ Slater, Paula (7 December 2018). "Russia's Kostornaia leads junior ladies in Vancouver". Golden Skate.
  7. ^ Slater, Paula (8 December 2018). "Kostornaia takes gold in Junior Ladies in Vancouver". Golden Skate.
  8. ^ Flade, Tatjana (21 December 2018). "Anna Shcherbakova runs off with Russian National title in debut". Golden Skate.
  9. ^ https://fsrussia.ru/results/1819/2etap/eMC__Scores.pdf
  10. ^ "Newcomers step up as ISU Junior Grand Prix kicks off". International Skating Union.
  11. ^ "Competition Results: Anna SHCHERBAKOVA". International Skating Union.
  12. ^ "Анна Станиславовна Щербакова" [Anna Stanislavovna Shcherbakova]. fskate.ru (in Russian).

External links[edit]

World Record Holders
Preceded by
South Korea Lim Eun-soo
Ladies' Short Program
23 August 2018 – 6 September 2018
Succeeded by
Russia Alexandra Trusova
Preceded by
Japan Yuhana Yokoi
Ladies' Free Skating
25 August 2018 – 1 September 2018
Succeeded by
Russia Alena Kostornaia
Preceded by
South Korea Lim Eun-soo
Ladies' Total Score
25 August 2018 – 7 September 2018
Succeeded by
Russia Alexandra Trusova
World Junior Record Holders
Preceded by
Russia Anna Tarusina
Ladies' Junior Short Program
23 August 2018 – 6 September 2018
Succeeded by
Russia Alexandra Trusova
Preceded by
Japan Yuhana Yokoi
Ladies' Junior Free Skating
25 August 2018 – 1 September 2018
Succeeded by
Russia Alena Kostornaia
Preceded by
Japan Yuhana Yokoi
Ladies' Junior Total Score
25 August 2018 – 7 September 2018
Succeeded by
Russia Alexandra Trusova