Dmitrii Ialin

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Dmitrii Ialin
2019 Russian Figure Skating Championships Polina Kostiukovich Dmitrii Ialin 2018-12-22 16-07-26 (2).jpg
Personal information
Native nameДмитрий Михайлович Ялин
Full nameDmitrii Mihailovich Ialin
Alternative namesDmitry Yalin
Country representedRussia
Born (1998-08-09) 9 August 1998 (age 20)
Yekaterinburg, Russia
Home townSaint Petersburg, Russia
Height1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
PartnerPolina Kostiukovich
CoachLudmila Velikova, Nikolai Velikov and Vasilii Velikov
Former coachLyudmila Nasonova, Marina Voitsekhovskaya, Elena Levkovets
ChoreographerNatalia Pecherskaia
Skating clubOlympic School St. Petersburg
Training locationsSaint Petersburg
Began skating2002
ISU personal best scores
Combined total189.53
2018–19 JGP Final
Short program68.31 (JWR)
2019 Junior Worlds
Free skate122.69
2018–19 JGP Final

Dmitrii Mihailovich Ialin (Russian: Дмитрий Михайлович Ялин, born 9 August 1998) is a Russian pair skater. With his skating partner, Polina Kostiukovich, he is the 2018 World Junior and the 2018–19 Junior Grand Prix Final silver medalist, and the 2019 World Junior bronze medalist. He is also the 2017 JGP Croatia and the 2018 JGP Austria champion.

Career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Ialin began learning to skate in 2002.[1] He trained as a single skater until 2013 in Yekaterinburg. He later switched to pair skating and moved to Saint Petersburg.[2]

Ialin and Polina Kostiukovich began competing together in 2016.[2] They are coached by Vasili Velikov in Saint Petersburg.[1]

2017–2018 season: Silver at Junior Worlds[edit]

Kostiukovich/Ialin made their international debut in late September 2017 at the Junior Grand Prix (JGP) competition in Zagreb, Croatia, where they won the gold medal. They beat the silver medalist, Gao Yumeng / Xie Zhong, by less than one point and the bronze medalist, their teammates Aleksandra Boikova / Dmitrii Kozlovskii, by about two points.[3] At this competition Kostiukovich/Ialin performed a level 3 quad twist which is rarely seen even at senior competitions. They received 10.46 points for that twist.[4]

In January 2018 Kostiukovich/Ialin won the bronze medal at the 2018 Russian Junior Championships after placing eleventh in the short program and second in the free skate.

In March 2018 Kostiukovich/Ialin competed at the 2018 Junior Worlds where they won the silver medal after placing second in the short program and third in the free skate. They were part of a Russian sweep of the pairs' podium, along with their training partners Anastasia Mishina / Aleksandr Galliamov (bronze) and Daria Pavliuchenko / Denis Khodykin (gold).[5]

2018–2019 season: Bronze at Junior Worlds[edit]

Kostiukovich/Ialin started their season by competing in the 2018 Junior Grand Prix series. At their first Junior Grand Prix event of the season they won the gold medal in Linz, Austria. They were ranked first in both the short program and the free skate and won the gold medal by a margin of more than 14 points over the silver medalist, their teammates Anastasia Poluianova / Dmitry Sopot.[6] At their second JGP event of the season they won the silver medal in Ostrava, Czech Republic. They were ranked first in the short program and second in the free skate, and were beaten by the gold medalists, their teammates and training partners Kseniia Akhanteva / Valerii Kolesov by a margin of about 4 points.[7] At this event they set the junior-level pairs' record for the short program (66.30 points). With these results they qualified for the 2018–19 Junior Grand Prix Final.

At the JGP Final, Kostiukovich/Ialin won the silver medal after placing first in the short program and second in the free skate. They were part of a Russian sweep of the pairs' podium. Kostiukovich/Ialin beat the bronze medalists, Apollinariia Panfilova / Dmitry Rylov, by about 3 points but the race for the gold medal were really tight. The gold medalists, their training partners Mishina/Galliamov, beat Kostiukovich/Ialin by a margin of only 1.1 point. At this event Kostiukovich/Ialin scored their personal best score of 189.53 points and they also upgraded their junior-level pairs' record for the short program (66.84 points).

At the 2019 Russian Championships, Kostiukovich/Ialin placed eighth in the senior event and second in the junior event, and were assigned to the 2019 World Junior Championships alongside Mishina/Galliamov and Panfilova/Rylov. They won the short program at Junior Worlds, narrowly ahead of both of the other Russian teams, and were awarded a gold small medal for the result.[8] In the free skate, they had underrotations called on their combination jump and Kostiukovich fell on a throw triple Salchow. As a result, they finished third in the free skate and third overall. Ialin admitted "unfortunately, not everything worked out today." Kostiukovich expressed the hope that "at our next Junior World Championships we can improve, fix our mistakes, and gain experience to be able to win."[9]

Programs[edit]

With Kostiukovich[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2019–2020
[10]
  • Sarabande Suite (Aeternae)
    by Globus
    choreo. by Denis Lunin
2018–2019
[5][11]
2017–2018
[1]
  • Xotica
    (from Cirque du Soleil)

Records and achievements[edit]

(with Ialin)

Competitive highlights[edit]

JGP: Junior Grand Prix

With Kostiukovich[edit]

International[12]
Event 17–18 18–19 19–20
Junior Worlds 2nd 3rd
JGP Final 2nd
JGP Austria 1st
JGP Croatia 1st
JGP Czech Republic 2nd
JGP Poland 6th
National[2]
Russian Champ. 8th
Russian Jr. Champ. 3rd 2nd
TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew

Detailed results[edit]

Small medals for short and free programs awarded only at ISU Championships.

With Kostiukovich

2018–19 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
4–10 March 2019 2019 World Junior Championships Junior 1
68.31
3
113.28
3
181.59
1–4 February 2019 2019 Russian Junior Championships Junior 3
68.52
1
127.40
2
195.92
19–23 December 2018 2019 Russian Championships Senior 9
64.43
7
124.90
8
189.33
6–9 December 2018 2018–19 JGP Final Junior 1
66.84
2
122.69
2
189.53
26–29 September 2018 2018 JGP Czech Republic Junior 1
66.30
2
114.58
2
180.88
29 August – 1 September 2018 2018 JGP Austria Junior 1
60.83
1
119.76
1
180.59
2017–18 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
5–11 March 2018 2018 World Junior Championships Junior 2
61.77
3
106.22
2
167.99
23–26 January 2018 2018 Russian Junior Championships Junior 11
54.66
2
121.71
3
176.37
4–7 October 2017 2017 JGP Poland Junior 4
54.43
6
92.02
6
146.45
27–30 September 2017 2017 JGP Croatia Junior 3
59.68
1
105.80
1
165.48

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Polina KOSTIUKOVICH / Dmitrii IALIN: 2017/2018". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 29 May 2018.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  2. ^ a b c Дмитрий Михайлович Ялин [Dmitry Mihailovich Yalin]. fskate.ru (in Russian).
  3. ^ "2017 JGP Croatia: Junior Pairs Result". International Skating Union. 30 September 2017.
  4. ^ "2017 JGP Croatia: Junior Pairs Result - Judges Scores" (PDF). International Skating Union. 30 September 2017.
  5. ^ a b Flade, Tatjana (22 June 2018). "'Progress' is top priority for Russia's Kostiukovich and Ialin". Golden Skate.
  6. ^ "2018 JGP Austria: Junior Pairs Result". International Skating Union. 1 September 2018.
  7. ^ "2018 JGP Czech Republic: Junior Pairs Result". International Skating Union. 29 September 2018.
  8. ^ Slater, Paula (March 6, 2019). "Kostiukovich and Ialin lead Russian dominance in Pairs at Junior Worlds". Golden Skate.
  9. ^ Slater, Paula (March 7, 2019). "Mishina and Galliamov lead Russian sweep in Pairs at Junior Worlds". Golden Skate.
  10. ^ Flade, Tatjana (18 June 2019). "Russia's Kostiukovich and Ialin target senior nationals; eye gold for 2020 Junior Worlds". Golden Skate.
  11. ^ "Polina KOSTIUKOVICH / Dmitrii IALIN: 2018/2019". International Skating Union.
  12. ^ "Competition Results: Polina KOSTIUKOVICH / Dmitrii IALIN". International Skating Union.

External links[edit]

World Junior Record Holders
Preceded by
Russia Anastasia Mishina / Aleksandr Galiamov
Pairs' Junior Short Program
27 September 2018 –
Succeeded by
Incumbent