Goda Butkutė

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Goda Butkutė
2016 Rostelecom Cup Goda Butkutė Nikita Ermolaev IMG 2545.jpg
Personal information
Country representedLithuania
Born (1999-07-10) 10 July 1999 (age 19)
Kaunas, Lithuania
Height1.53 m (5 ft 0 in)
PartnerNikita Ermolaev
CoachAlexander Smirnov, Lilija Vanagienė
ChoreographerTatiana Druchinina
Skating clubBaltu Ainiai
Training locationsSaint Petersburg, Russia; Kaunas, Lithuania
Began skating2003
ISU personal best scores
Combined total149.84
2015 CS Warsaw Cup
Short program54.06
2016 CS Tallinn Trophy
Free skate104.50
2015 CS Warsaw Cup

Goda Butkutė (born 10 July 1999) is a Lithuanian pair skater. With partner Nikita Ermolaev, she has won five senior international medals, including three on the ISU Challenger Series.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Goda Butkutė was born on 10 July 1999 in Kaunas, Lithuania.[2]

Career[edit]

Butkutė started skating in 2003.[2] She was coached by Lilija Vanagienė in Lithuania. Around 2012, she began training in Saint Petersburg, Russia.[3]

Partnership with Ermolaev[edit]

Butkutė's partnership with Russian skater Nikita Ermolaev began in the 2012–13 season. They competed only in Lithuania and Russia during their first three seasons as a pair.[2][4]

Representing Lithuania, Butkutė/Ermolaev appeared in their first International Skating Union competitions in the 2015–16 season. Konstantin Bezmaternykh coaches the pair in Saint Petersburg.[2] They were awarded silver at their first event, the Lombardia Trophy in September 2015. In October, they won bronze at the 2015 Mordovian Ornament,[5] their ISU Challenger Series (CS) debut. In November, the pair placed fourth at the 2015 CS Tallinn Trophy and took bronze at the 2015 CS Warsaw Cup.

In January 2016, Butkutė/Ermolaev placed 11th in both segments and overall at the European Championships in Bratislava. In March, they competed at the 2016 World Championships in Boston; ranked 17th in the short program, they missed qualifying for the free skate by one spot.

Programs[edit]

(with Ermolaev)

Season Short program Free skating
2016-17
[6]
2015–16
[2]

Competitive highlights[edit]

GP: Grand Prix; CS: Challenger Series

With Ermolaev

International[1]
Event 12–13 14–15 15–16 16–17
World Champ. 17th 22nd
European Champ. 11th 18th
GP Rostelecom Cup 8th
CS Lombardia Trophy 5th
CS Mordovian Ornament 3rd
CS Nepela Memorial 5th
CS Tallinn Trophy 4th 3rd
CS Warsaw Cup 3rd
Lombardia Trophy 2nd
MNNT Cup 2nd 3rd
National[1]
Lithuanian Champ. 1st 1st 1st
TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Competition Results: Goda BUTKUTE / Nikita ERMOLAEV". International Skating Union. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Goda BUTKUTE / Nikita ERMOLAEV: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 9 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Lietuvos dailiojo čiuožimo viltis Goda Butkutė Rusijoje tobulėja su 8 metais vyresniu partneriu" [Lithuanian figure skating hope Goda Butkutė is improving in Russia with a partner 8 years her elder]. 15 min (in Lithuanian). 9 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Года Буткуте" [Goda Butkute] (in Russian). fskate.ru.
  5. ^ "Dailiojo čiuožimo varžybose Rusijoje G. Butkutės ir N. Jermolajevo duetas užėmė trečią vietą" [Butkute and Ermolaev finish third at figure skating competition in Russia]. Baltic News Service (in Lithuanian). Delfi. 18 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Goda BUTKUTE / Nikita ERMOLAEV: 2016/2017". International Skating Union.

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