Daniil Samsonov

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Daniil Samsonov
2019-2020 ISU Junior Grand Prix Final Daniil Samsonov 2019 12 07 2320.jpg
Personal information
Native nameДаниил Александрович Самсонов
Full nameDaniil Aleksandrovich Samsonov
Country representedRussia Russia
Born (2005-07-13) 13 July 2005 (age 14)
Moscow, Russia
ResidenceMoscow, Russia
Height1.40 m (4 ft 7 in)
CoachEteri Tutberidze, Sergei Dudakov
Former coachAlexander Shubin
ChoreographerDaniil Gleikhengauz
Skating clubSambo 70 (Khrustalnyi)
Training locationsMoscow
Began skating2008
ISU personal best scores
Combined total250.51
2019 JGP Poland
Short program87.33 (JWR)
2019 JGP Poland
Free skate163.18
2019 JGP Poland

Daniil Aleksandrovich Samsonov (Russian: Даниил Александрович Самсонов, born 13 July 2005) is a Russian figure skater, who currently holds the junior world record for the short program (87.33 points).

He is the 2020 Youth Olympic bronze medalist, the 2019 Junior Grand Prix Final bronze medalist, the 2019 JGP Poland champion, the 2019 Winter Children of Asia International Sports Games champion, and a two-time Russian junior national champion (2019, 2020).[1]

Career[edit]

Born in Moscow,[citation needed] Daniil Samsonov formerly trained under Alexander Shubin at Moskvich,[1][2] but since the start of the 2015/2016 season trains under Eteri Tutberidze at Sambo 70.[2][3][4]

2018–2019 season[edit]

In early February 2019, Samsonov won the Russian Junior Figure Skating Championships.[5] "[The boy] skated breathtakingly. At such an [early] age, to jump a quadruple lutz, so beautifully, so easily, that had never happened before in the world," Tatiana Tarasova said of his victory.[6] Samsonov was not sent to the 2019 World Junior Championships, because he would not be age eligible to compete at junior level internationally until the following (2019/2020) season; his thirteenth birthday was July 13, twelve days past the July 1 cutoff.[7]

A few days later, he was one of the skaters who represented Russia in Sakhalin at the first Children of Asia Games, winning the gold medal.[8]

2019–2020 season[edit]

In early September 2019, Samsonov made his ISU Junior Grand Prix debut at the 2019 JGP event in Riga, Latvia, where he won the bronze medal. He ranked fourth in the short program and third in the free skate and scored his personal best score of 211.62 points.[9] Two weeks later he competed at this second JGP event of the season in Gdańsk, Poland, where he won his first JGP gold medal. At this competition he set the new world record scores for the short program (87.33 points), free skate (163.18 points) and the combined total (250.51 points). Ranked first in both the short program and the free skate he outscored the silver medalist, Japanese skater Yuma Kagiyama, by about 5 points.[10]

Qualifying to the 2019–20 Junior Grand Prix Final in Torino, Samsonov placed second in the short program despite falling on his opening triple Axel.[11] After a number of minor jump errors in the free skate, he placed fourth in that segment, and won the bronze medal overall. He described himself as "unhappy" with how he had performed.[12]

Competing at the senior 2020 Russian Championships for the first time, Samsonov was seventh in the short program after stepping out of his quad Lutz and falling on his triple Axel.[13] Fifth in the free skate, he rose to sixth place overall.[14]

Daniil competed at the junior 2020 Russian Championships taking place at Saransk, Mordovia, from 4th to 8th February 2020. He was second both in short and free program making several minor mistakes, though finishing first in total. He became Russian junior champion for the second time in a row.

Daniil was listed as a member of a team for the 2020 World Junior Figure Skating Championships. On 28th february 2020 his withdrawal from the competition was announced due to problems with joints caused by growing up.[15] Ilya Yablokov was assigned as a substitute.

Records and achievements[edit]

Competitive highlights[edit]

Samsonov (right) with Andrei Mozalev (left) and Yuma Kagiyama (center) on the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics podium

JGP: Junior Grand Prix

International: Junior [1][16]
Event 17–18 18–19 19–20
Youth Olympics 3rd
Junior Worlds WD
JGP Final 3rd
JGP Latvia 3rd
JGP Poland 1st
Children of Asia ISG 1st J
Denis Ten Memorial 1st J
National [1][16]
Russian Champ. 6th
Russian Junior Champ. 9th 1st 1st
TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew

Detailed results[edit]

Junior level[edit]

2019–20 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
4–8 February 2020 2020 Russian Junior Championships Junior 2
84.40
2
176.82
1
261.22
10–15 January 2020 2020 Winter Youth Olympics Junior 2
76.63
3
138.59
3
215.21
24–29 December 2019 2020 Russian Championships Senior 7
80.88
5
159.33
6
240.21
5–8 December 2019 2019–20 JGP Final Junior 2
77.75
4
152.44
3
230.19
9–12 October 2019 2019 Denis Ten Memorial Challenge Junior 1
88.64
1
175.40
1
264.04
18–21 September 2019 2019 JGP Poland Junior 1
87.33
1
163.18
1
250.51
4–7 September 2019 2019 JGP Latvia Junior 4
72.28
3
139.34
3
211.62
2018–19 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
13–15 February 2019 2019 WCAISG Junior 1
84.95
1
153.11
1
238.06
1–4 February 2019 2019 Russian Junior Championships Junior 1
87.07
1
162.26
1
249.33
2017–18 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
23–26 January 2018 2018 Russian Junior Championships Junior 12
70.00
9
140.26
9
210.26

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Даниил Александрович Самсонов" [Daniil Samsonov]. fskate.ru (in Russian).
  2. ^ a b "Будущее российского и мирового мужского фигурного катания - Лёд Жизни. Фигурное Катание - Блоги - Sports.ru".
  3. ^ "Саша на луне. За произвольную программу в Перми Трусова получила 164,44!". Sovetskiy Sport. 2019-02-02. Retrieved 2019-02-03.
  4. ^ "Даниил Самсонов: "Я не виноват, что в своем возрасте уже сильнее более взрослых ребят"". Business Online. 2019-02-02. Retrieved 2019-02-03.
  5. ^ "Ученик Тутберидзе выиграл юниорский чемпионат России по фигурному катанию". Vzglyad (Vz.ru). 2019-02-03. Retrieved 2019-02-03.
  6. ^ ""Такого катания еще не видела, это феноменально". Тарасова поражена выступлением Трусовой". Sport24. 2019-02-03. Retrieved 2019-03-03.
  7. ^ "Парень-феномен: 13-летний фигурист победил 19-летних соперников на юниорском чемпионате России". Komsomolskaya Pravda. 2019-02-03. Retrieved 2019-02-03.
  8. ^ 2019 Children of Asia results in figure skating
  9. ^ "Lee (KOR) wins gold medal at ISU Junior Grand Prix in Riga". International Skating Union. September 9, 2019.
  10. ^ "U.S., Russian and Japanese skaters earn tickets to Final at ISU Junior Grand Prix". International Skating Union. September 23, 2019.
  11. ^ Slater, Paula (December 5, 2019). "Russia's Andrei Mozalev: 'I feel very comfortable here'". Golden Skate.
  12. ^ Slater, Paula (December 7, 2019). "Japan's Sato stuns at Junior Grand Prix Final; snatches gold". Golden Skate.
  13. ^ Flade, Tatjana (December 26, 2019). "Ignatov surprises at Russian Nationals; takes men's short program". Golden Skate.
  14. ^ Flade, Tatjana (December 27, 2019). "Aliev captures first title in turbulent men's event at Russian Nationals". Golden Skate.
  15. ^ "Врач объяснил причины снятия Самсонова с юниорского ЧМ". Ria Novosti. Retrieved 28 February 2020.
  16. ^ a b "Competition Results: Daniil Samsonov". International Skating Union.

External links[edit]

World Junior Record Holders
Preceded by
Russia Artur Danielian
Men's Junior Short Program
19 September 2019 –
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Japan Yuma Kagiyama
Men's Junior Free Skating
21 September 2019 – 7 December 2019
Succeeded by
Japan Shun Sato
Preceded by
Japan Yuma Kagiyama
Men's Junior Total Score
21 September 2019 – 7 December 2019
Succeeded by
Japan Shun Sato