Nikita Ermolaev

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Nikita Ermolaev
2016 Rostelecom Cup Goda Butkutė Nikita Ermolaev IMG 2557.jpg
Personal information
Native name Никита Владиленович Ермолаев
Full name Nikita Vladilenovich Ermolaev
Alternative names Lithuanian: Nikita Jermolajevas
Country represented Lithuania
Born (1991-07-11) 11 July 1991 (age 27)
Leningrad, Russia
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Partner Goda Butkutė
Former partner Daria Beklemisheva
Coach Alexander Smirnov, Lilija Vanagienė
Former coach Nikolai Velikov, Valentina Chebotareva
Choreographer Tatiana Druchinina
Skating club Baltu Ainiai
Training locations Saint Petersburg, Russia; Kaunas, Lithuania
Began skating 1999
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 149.84
2015 CS Warsaw Cup
Short program 54.06
2016 CS Tallinn Trophy
Free skate 104.50
2015 CS Warsaw Cup

Nikita Vladilenovich Ermolaev (Russian: Никита Владиленович Ермолаев, born 11 July 1991) is a Russian pair skater. Competing with Goda Butkutė for Lithuania, he has won five senior international medals, including three on the ISU Challenger Series.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Nikita Ermolaev was born on 11 July 1991 in Leningrad (Saint Petersburg), Russia.[2]

Career[edit]

Ermolaev started skating in 1999.[2] As a single skater, he was coached by Valentina Chebotareva.[3] In the 2011–12 season, he competed with Daria Beklemisheva in pair skating. Coached by Nikolai Velikov in Saint Petersburg, the pair placed tenth at the 2012 Russian Junior Championships.[3]

Partnership with Butkutė[edit]

Ermolaev's partnership with Lithuanian skater Goda Butkutė began in the 2012–13 season. They competed only in Lithuania and Russia during their first three seasons as a pair.[2][3]

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,[4] 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 Butkutė)

Season Short program Free skating
2016-17
[5]
2015–16
[2]

Competitive highlights[edit]

GP: Grand Prix; CS: Challenger Series

With Butkutė for Lithuania[edit]

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

With Beklemisheva for Russia[edit]

National[3]
Event 2011–12
Russian Junior Championships 10th

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. ^ a b c d "Никита Владиленович Ермолаев" [Nikita Vladilenovich Ermolaev] (in Russian). fskate.ru.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ "Goda BUTKUTE / Nikita ERMOLAEV: 2016/2017". International Skating Union.

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