Betina Popova

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Betina Popova
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Betina Popova and Sergey Mozgov at 2018 Internationaux de France
Personal information
Full nameBetina Vadimovna Popova
Country representedRussia
Born (1996-11-02) 2 November 1996 (age 22)
Vladivostok, Primorsky Krai, Russia
ResidenceMoscow
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
PartnerSergey Mozgov
Former partnerYuri Vlasenko
CoachAnjelika Krylova, Oleg Volkov
Former coachElena Kustarova, Ksenia Rumiantseva, Ekaterina Volobueva
Former choreographerMikhail Kolegov
Former skating clubSambo 70
Training locationsMoscow
Began skating2002
ISU personal best scores
Combined total170.47
2018 CS Ondrej Nepela Trophy
Short dance67.65
2018 CS Ondrej Nepela Trophy
Free dance102.89
2018 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb

Betina Vadimovna Popova (Russian: Бетина Вадимовна Попова, born 2 November 1996) is a Russian ice dancer. With partner Sergey Mozgov, she is the 2017 CS Warsaw Cup champion. With former partner Yuri Vlasenko, she is the 2014–15 JGP Final bronze medalist.[1]

Early life[edit]

Betina Vadimovna Popova was born on 2 November 1996 in Vladivostok, Primorsky Krai, Russia.[2] She started skating in 2002.[3] Her first coach was Marina Selitskaya.[2]

Partnership with Vlasenko[edit]

Popova and Yuri Vlasenko began competing together in 2009.[4] The two were coached by Ksenia Rumiantseva and Ekaterina Zhurina at the Sambo-70 club in Moscow.[2]

Popova/Vlasenko's international debut came at the 2011 NRW Trophy. They placed seventh at the Russian Junior Championships in the 2012–13 season.

2013–14 season[edit]

Popova/Vlasenko made their ISU Junior Grand Prix debut in the 2013–14 season. They won the silver medal in Minsk, Belarus and then gold in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Their results qualified them for the JGP Final in Fukuoka, Japan, where they placed fourth. After taking the bronze medal at the 2014 Russian Junior Championships, the two were assigned to the 2014 World Junior Championships and finished seventh in Sofia, Bulgaria.

2014–15 season[edit]

Popova/Vlasenko's first assignment of the 2014–15 JGP season was in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Ranked second in the short dance and fourth in the free dance, they finished second to Canada's Mackenzie Bent / Garrett MacKeen by a margin of 6.75 points. Popova/Vlasenko were awarded gold in Dresden, Germany after placing first in both segments and outscoring Lorraine McNamara / Quinn Carpenter of the United States by 7.96 points. At the 2014–15 JGP Final in Barcelona, they won the bronze medal behind Alla Loboda / Pavel Drozd. The two finished eleventh at the 2015 World Junior Championships in Tallinn, Estonia.

2015–16 season[edit]

Competing in the 2015–16 JGP series, Popova/Vlasenko outscored Angélique Abachkina / Louis Thauron of France by 7.3 points for the gold in Riga, Latvia. They took silver at their JGP assignment in Logroño, Spain – finishing second to another French team, Marie-Jade Lauriault / Romain Le Gac, by a margin of 1.78 points – and qualified for their third JGP Final. At the final, held in December in Barcelona, Popova/Vlasenko finished fourth, having scored 0.45 less than the bronze medalists, Rachel Parsons / Michael Parsons of the United States. After taking silver behind Loboda/Drozd at the Russian Junior Championships, they were assigned to the World Junior Championships in Debrecen, Hungary.

Partnership with Mozgov[edit]

On 2 May 2016, Popova confirmed that she and Sergey Mozgov had formed a partnership, with Elena Kustarova and Svetlana Alexeeva serving as their coaches.[5]

Popova/Mozgov made their international debut at the 2016 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb where they placed fifth.

2017–18 season[edit]

In 2017–18 season they competed at three ISU Challenger Series competitions. They won the gold medal at the 2017 CS Warsaw Cup with a personal best score of 164.07 points. They also won the bronze medal at the 2017 CS Ondrej Nepela Trophy. At the 2017 CS Finlandia Trophy they placed fifth.

In October 2017 they made their Grand Prix debut at the 2017 Rostelecom Cup where they placed sixth. In December 2017 they competed at the 2018 Russian Championships where they placed fourth after placing fifth in the short dance and third in the free dance.

In May 2018 Anjelika Krylova and Oleg Volkov became their new coaches. [6][7]

2018–19 season[edit]

Popova/Mozgov started their season in mid September at the 2018 CS Ondrej Nepela Trophy where they won the bronze medal with a personal best score of 170.47 points. In early November they placed seventh at the 2018 Grand Prix of Helsinki. Three weeks later they finished eighth at the 2018 Internationaux de France. In early December they won their second Challenger Series bronze medal of the season at the 2018 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb.

They placed fourth at the Russian Championships for the second consecutive year.[8]

In march, Popova/Mozgov have participated in the 2019 Winter Universiade in Krasnoyarsk Russia. They finished first in the short and second in the free, with a total of 183.01 points earning theyre the gold medal.[9]

Programs[edit]

With Mozgov[edit]

Season Rhythm dance Free dance Exhibition
2019–2020
[9]
2018–2019
[10][7]
Short dance
2017–2018
[3]
  • Cha Cha
  • Rhumba: Formidable
    by Stromae
  • Samba: Batacuda Mixes
    performed by D.J. Dero
2016–2017

With Vlasenko[edit]

Season Short dance Free dance
2015–2016
[11]

2014–2015
[12]
  • Cha Cha Danzon
  • Brazilian Samba
2013–2014
[13]

Competitive highlights[edit]

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

With Mozgov[edit]

International[14]
Event 16–17 17–18 18–19 19–20
GP Finland 7th
GP France 8th
GP Rostelecom Cup 6th
GP Skate Canada TBD
CS Finlandia Trophy 5th
CS Golden Spin 5th 3rd
CS Nepela Trophy 3rd 3rd
CS Warsaw Cup 1st
Volvo Open Cup 1st
Universiade 1st
National[4]
Russian Champ. 4th 4th
TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew

With Vlasenko[edit]

International[1]
Event 10–11 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16
Junior Worlds 7th 11th 6th
JGP Final 4th 3rd 4th
JGP Belarus 2nd
JGP Czech Republic 1st 2nd
JGP Germany 1st
JGP Latvia 1st
JGP Spain 2nd
NRW Trophy 4th J 8th J
National[4]
Russian Jr. Champ. 14th 12th 7th 3rd 2nd 2nd
J = Junior level

Detailed results[edit]

Small medals for short and free programs awarded only at ISU Championships. At team events, medals awarded for team results only.

With Mozgov[edit]

2018–19 season
Date Event RD FD Total
7–9 March 2019 2019 Winter Universiade 1
71.46
2
111.55
1
183.01
19–23 December 2018 2019 Russian Championships 5
69.62
4
107.31
4
176.93
5–8 December 2018 2018 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb 5
62.84
3
102.89
3
165.73
23–25 November 2018 2018 Internationaux de France 8
63.64
7
99.54
8
163.18
6–11 November 2018 2018 Volvo Open Cup 1
64.31
1
104.16
1
168.47
2–4 November 2018 2018 Grand Prix Finland 7
62.35
8
95.21
7
157.56
19–22 September 2018 2018 CS Ondrej Nepela Trophy 3
67.65
3
102.82
3
170.47
2017–18 season
Date Event SD FD Total
21–24 December 2017 2018 Russian Championships 5
63.27
3
104.43
4
167.70
16–19 November 2017 2017 CS Warsaw Cup 1
64.38
1
99.69
1
164.07
20–22 October 2017 2017 Rostelecom Cup 6
64.14
6
99.88
6
164.02
6–8 October 2017 2017 CS Finlandia Trophy 7
57.36
3
94.92
5
152.28
21–23 September 2017 2017 CS Ondrej Nepela Trophy 3
60.98
2
100.94
3
161.92
2016–17 season
Date Event SD FD Total
7–10 December 2016 2016 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb 4
60.70
5
94.52
5
155.22

With Vlasenko[edit]

2015–16 season
Date Event Level SD FD Total
14–20 March 2016 2016 World Junior Championships Junior 7
58.56
5
87.65
6
146.21
19–23 January 2016 2016 Russian Junior Championships Junior 4
61.62
1
96.20
2
157.82
10–13 December 2015 2015−16 JGP Final Junior 4
61.85
4
82.11
4
143.96
30 September – 4 October 2015 2015 JGP Spain Junior 2
60.40
2
90.54
2
150.94
26–30 August 2015 2015 JGP Latvia Junior 1
59.82
1
86.53
1
146.35
2014–15 season
Date Event Level SD FD Total
2–8 March 2015 2015 World Junior Championships Junior 9
51.17
11
74.26
11
125.43
4–7 February 2015 2015 Russian Junior Championships Junior 3
58.06
2
89.93
2
147.99
11–14 December 2014 2014–15 JGP Final Junior 3
50.52
3
81.36
3
131.88
1–5 October 2014 2014 JGP Germany Junior 1
59.91
1
87.40
1
147.31
3–7 September 2014 2014 JGP Czech Republic Junior 2
52.42
4
79.00
2
131.42
2013–14 season
Date Event Level SD FD Total
10–16 March 2014 2014 World Junior Championships Junior 8
53.29
6
79.18
7
132.47
23–25 January 2014 2014 Russian Junior Championships Junior 4
60.31
4
86.09
3
146.40
5–8 December 2013 2013–14 JGP Final Junior 4
52.50
4
76.97
4
129.47
3–5 October 2013 2013 JGP Czech Republic Junior 4
53.48
1
81.68
1
135.16
26–28 September 2013 2013 JGP Belarus Junior 3
51.82
2
76.89
2
128.71

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Competition Results: Betina POPOVA / Yuri VLASENKO". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 2 May 2016.
  2. ^ a b c Попова Бетина Вадимовна [Betina Vadimovna Popova] (in Russian). Russian Figure Skating Federation. Archived from the original on 5 September 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Betina POPOVA / Sergey MOZGOV: 2017/2018". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 29 May 2018.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  4. ^ a b c "Попова Бетина Вадимовна" [Betina Vadimovna Popova]. fskate.ru (in Russian).
  5. ^ Golikova, Antonina (2 May 2016). "Бетина Попова: Мозгов предложил встать в пару, я согласилась" [Betina Popova: Mozgov suggested teaming up and I agreed]. news.sportbox.ru (in Russian).
  6. ^ "ru:Анжелика Крылова: «В России много возможностей, их нужно только правильно реализовать»" [Anjelika Krylova: "There are many opportunities in Russia, they only need to be properly implemented"] (in Russian). Figure Skating Federation of Russia.
  7. ^ a b Flade, Tatjana (7 June 2018). "Popova and Mozgov feeling positive after coaching change". Golden Skate.
  8. ^ Flade, Tatjana (21 December 2018). "Sinitsina and Katsalapov dance to first gold at Russian Nationals". Golden Skate.
  9. ^ a b Flade, Tatjana (28 May 2019). "Russia's Popova and Mozgov are 'on the right track'". Golden Skate.
  10. ^ "Betina POPOVA / Sergey MOZGOV: 2018/2019". International Skating Union.
  11. ^ "Betina POPOVA / Yuri VLASENKO: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 2 May 2016.
  12. ^ "Betina POPOVA / Yuri VLASENKO: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 20 May 2015.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  13. ^ "Betina POPOVA / Yuri VLASENKO: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 1 July 2014.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  14. ^ "Competition Results: Betina POPOVA / Sergey MOZGOV". International Skating Union.

External links[edit]

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