Diāna Ņikitina

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Diāna Ņikitina
2018 EC Diāna Ņikitina 2018-01-18 14-52-37 (2).jpg
Personal information
Country representedLatvia
Born (2000-12-09) 9 December 2000 (age 17)
Riga, Latvia
ResidenceRiga
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
CoachStephane Lambiel
Former coachRomāns Panteļejevs, Julia Kulibanova, Andrejs Brovenko
ChoreographerSvetlana Korol
Skating clubJLSS Jelgava
Training locationsRiga and Jelgava, Latvia; Saint Petersburg, Russia
Began skating2004
ISU personal best scores
Combined total165.60
2016 Youth Olympics
Short program58.81
2016 Youth Olympics
Free skate107.47
2016 Youth Olympics (Team)

Diāna Ņikitina (born 9 December 2000) is a Latvian figure skater. She is the 2017 Golden Bear of Zagreb champion and placed tenth at two World Junior Championships. She competed at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.

Personal life[edit]

Diāna Ņikitina was born on 9 December 2000 in Riga, Latvia.[1] She studied through distance education at Riga Secondary School No. 1.[2]

Career[edit]

Ņikitina competed internationally on the novice level in the 2012–13 and 2013–14 seasons.

She moved up to the junior level in the 2014–15 season.[3] Making her ISU Junior Grand Prix (JGP) debut, Ņikitina placed 11th in Japan in September 2014 and 5th in Croatia the following month. In March 2015, she competed at the World Junior Championships in Tallinn, Estonia, and qualified for the free skate by placing 13th in the short program. Her 10th place in the free lifted her to 10th overall.

During the 2015–16 JGP series, Ņikitina placed 12th in Latvia and 5th in Poland. She then collected three junior international medals – gold at the Volvo Open Cup, bronze at the Tallinn Trophy, and silver at the MNNT Cup. In February 2016, Ņikitina represented Latvia at the 2016 Winter Youth Olympics in Hamar, Norway; she placed 5th in the individual event and won silver in the team event. In March, she finished 10th at the 2016 World Junior Championships in Debrecen, Hungary.

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2017–2018
[1]
2016–2017
[4]
2015–2016
[5]
2014–2015
[6]
  • Les feuilles mortes
    by Joseph Kosma
    choreo. by Svetlana Korol

Competitive highlights[edit]

CS: Challenger Series; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

International[3]
Event 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17 17–18
Olympics 26th
Europeans 36th
CS Ondrej Nepela 10th
Cup of Tyrol 2nd
Golden Bear 1st
International: Junior[3][7]
Junior Worlds 10th 10th 30th
Youth Olympics 5th
JGP Croatia 5th
JGP Czech Rep. 7th
JGP Germany WD
JGP Japan 11th
JGP Latvia 12th
JGP Poland 5th
Jégvirág Cup 1st
MNNT Cup 2nd
Tallinn Trophy 3rd
Volvo Open Cup 1st 1st
International: Advanced novice[7]
NRW Trophy 1st
Rooster Cup 1st
Volvo Open Cup 1st 1st
Warsaw Cup 2nd
National[3][7]
Latvian Champ. 1st N 1st J 1st J 1st
Team events
Youth Olympics 2nd T
2nd P
Levels: N = Advanced novice; J = Junior
T = Team result; P = Personal result. Medals awarded for team result only.
TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Diana NIKITINA: 2017/2018". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 29 May 2018.
  2. ^ Druvietis, Gatis (30 December 2015). "Daiļslidotāja Ņikitina: "Man vajag, lai viss ir perfekti"" [Figure skater Nikitina: "I need everything to be perfect"]. Žurnāls "Sports" (in Latvian). sportacentrs.com.
  3. ^ a b c d "Competition Results: Diana NIKITINA". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 9 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Diana NIKITINA: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 21 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Diana NIKITINA: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 28 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Diana NIKITINA: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 21 May 2015.
  7. ^ a b c "Diana Nikitina". Tracings.net.

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