Sofia Samodurova

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Sofia Samodurova
2019 Russian Figure Skating Championships Sofia Samodurova 2018-12-22 20-24-03 (3).jpg
Samodurova in 2018
Personal information
Native nameСофья Вячеславовна Самодурова (Russian)
Full nameSofia Vyacheslavovna Samodurova
Country representedRussia Russia
Born (2002-07-30) 30 July 2002 (age 17)
Krasnoyarsk, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia
ResidenceSaint Petersburg, Russia
Height1.56 m (5 ft 1 12 in)
CoachAlexei Mishin
Tatiana Mishina
Former coachOleg Tataurov
Maria Nikolaeva
ChoreographerTatiana Prokofieva
Skating clubZvezdnyi Led Saint Petersburg
Training locationsSaint Petersburg
Began skating2007
World standing10 (As of 9 July 2019)
Season's bests12 (2018–19)
29 (2017–18)
38 (2016–17)
ISU personal best scores
Combined total213.84
2019 Europeans
Short program72.88
2019 Europeans
Free skate140.96
2019 Europeans

Sofia Vyacheslavovna Samodurova (pronounced Sah-moh-DOO-roh-vah; Russian: Софья Вячеславовна Самодурова;[1] born 30 July 2002) is a Russian figure skater. She is the 2019 European champion, the 2018 Rostelecom Cup silver medalist, the 2018 Skate America bronze medalist and the 2018 CS Lombardia Trophy silver medalist. On the junior level, she is the 2017 JGP Croatia and 2017 JGP Italy champion.

Personal life[edit]

Samodurova was born on 30 July 2002 in Krasnoyarsk, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia.[2]

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Samodurova began learning to skate in 2007.[2] She finished sixteenth at the 2015 Russian Junior Championships and sixth the following year at the 2016 Russian Junior Championships

2016–2017 season[edit]

Coached by Tatiana Mishina and Oleg Tataurov in Saint Petersburg,[3] Samodurova finished fourth in her ISU Junior Grand Prix (JGP) debut, which took place in September 2016 in Yokohama, Japan. Called in as a reserve replacement, she placed ninth at her first senior nationals, the 2017 Russian Championships in December 2016. In February, she finished twelfth at the 2017 Russian Junior Championships. She culminated her season by winning a silver medal behind teammate Elizaveta Nugumanova at the Triglav Trophy.

2017–2018 season[edit]

Coached by Mishina and Alexei Mishin,[2] Samodurova started her season with gold at the 2017 JGP in Zagreb, Croatia, having obtained a total score 12 points greater than the silver medalist, Mako Yamashita.[4] The following month, she edged out Alena Kostornaia by 0.04 for the gold at the JGP in Egna, Italy. Samodurova was the second-ranked qualifier (behind Alexandra Trusova) for the 2017–18 Junior Grand Prix Final in Nagoya, Japan. She finished sixth at the Final. Her season ended at the 2018 Russian Championships, where she finished eleventh.

2018–2019 season[edit]

Samodurova started her season off at the 2018 CS Lombardia Trophy. Placing second in the short program and fourth in the free skate, she placed second overall, earning the silver medal, trailing behind fellow Russian competitor Elizaveta Tuktamysheva. She made her Grand Prix debut at Skate America, where she won the bronze medal behind Satoko Miyahara and Kaori Sakamoto with a personal best score of 198.70 points. In mid-November she competed at the 2018 Rostelecom Cup where she won the silver medal behind Alina Zagitova after placing second in both programs. With one Grand Prix silver medal and one bronze medal she qualified for the 2018–19 Grand Prix Final, where she finished fifth with a personal best score of 204.33 points: "Achieving the season’s best was great. I believe that today I did everything to the maximum."[5]

At the 2019 Russian Championships, Samodurova placed sixth in both programs and overall. She was the third-ranked skater eligible to compete at senior international competitions, behind Stanislava Konstantinova and Alina Zagitova.[6] At the 2019 European Championships in Minsk, Samodurova placed second in the short program behind Zagitova, passed the 70-point mark for the first time.[7] In the free program, Zagitova skated poorly, while Samodurova skated a clean program and won the European title ahead of Zagitova and Finnish figure skater Viveca Lindfors. Of the result, she said "I can't find words to describe what I am feeling now. I am European Champion and that's so awesome!"[8]

Samodurova was assigned to the World Championships in Saitama along with Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedeva. She placed ninth in the short program, and expressed disappointment that her scores were lower than those at the European Championships.[9] She rose to eight place in the free skate, making only one minor error on a double jump, and said she felt "only happiness" with the result.[10] Samodurova concluded the season as part of the bronze medal-winning Team Russia at the 2019 World Team Trophy.[11]

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2019–2020
2018–2019
[12]

2017–2018
[2]
2016–2017
[3]

Competitive highlights[edit]

GP: Grand Prix; CS: Challenger Series; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

International[13]
Event 14–15 15–16 16–17 17–18 18–19 19–20
Worlds 8th
Europeans 1st
GP Final 5th
GP Skate America 3rd
GP Cup of China TBD
GP Rostelecom Cup 2nd
GP NHK Trophy TBD
CS Lombardia 2nd TBD
International: Junior[13]
JGP Final 6th
JGP Croatia 1st
JGP Italy 1st
JGP Japan 4th
Triglav Trophy 2nd
International: Novice
NRW Trophy 2nd
National[1]
Russian Champ. 9th 11th 6th
Russian Junior Champ. 16th 6th 12th
Russian Cup Final 7th J
Team events
World Team Trophy 3rd T
5th P
TBD = Assigned
T = Team result; P = Personal result. Medals awarded for team result only.

Detailed results[edit]

Senior level[edit]

Samodurova at the 2019 Russian Championships.

Small medals for short and free programs awarded only at ISU Championships. At team events, medals awarded for team results only.

2018–2019 season
Date Event SP FS Total
11–14 April 2019 2019 World Team Trophy 6
68.61
4
138.84
3T/5P
207.45
18–24 March 2019 2019 World Championships 9
70.42
8
138.16
8
208.58
21–27 January 2019 2019 European Championships 2
72.88
1
140.96
1
213.84
19–23 December 2018 2019 Russian Championships 6
71.82
6
137.95
6
209.77
6–9 December 2018 2018–19 Grand Prix Final 5
68.24
5
136.09
5
204.33
16–18 November 2018 2018 Rostelecom Cup 2
67.40
2
130.61
2
198.01
19–21 October 2018 2018 Skate America 3
64.41
3
134.29
3
198.70
12–16 September 2018 2018 CS Lombardia Trophy 2
64.05
4
120.77
2
184.82

Junior level[edit]

Samodurova at the 2017–18 JGP Final.
2017–2018 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
21–24 December 2017 2018 Russian Championships Senior 9
67.07
11
129.44
11
196.51
7–10 December 2017 2017–18 JGP Final Junior 6
65.01
6
122.73
6
187.74
11–14 October 2017 2017 JGP Italy Junior 3
66.67
1
125.52
1
192.19
27–30 September 2017 2017 JGP Croatia Junior 3
62.43
1
125.43
1
187.86
2016–2017 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
5–9 April 2017 2017 Triglav Trophy Junior 2
58.48
2
113.03
2
171.51
1–5 February 2017 2017 Russian Junior Championships Junior 9
63.24
13
113.46
12
176.70
20–26 December 2016 2017 Russian Championships Senior 8
65.29
8
126.87
9
192.16
7–11 September 2016 2016 JGP Japan Junior 4
60.76
3
119.93
4
180.69
2015–2016 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
21–23 January 2016 2016 Russian Junior Championships Junior 10
59.39
5
115.23
6
174.62
24–29 November 2015 2015 NRW Trophy Novice 2
43.96
2
82.60
2
126.56
2014–2015 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
4–7 February 2015 2015 Russian Junior Championships Junior 17
43.54
13
92.52
16
136.06

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Самодурова Софья Вячеславовна" [Sofia Vyatcheslavovna Samodurova]. fskate.ru (in Russian).
  2. ^ a b c d "Sofia SAMODUROVA: 2017/2018". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 15 October 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Sofia SAMODUROVA: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 31 May 2017.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  4. ^ "Фигуристка Самодурова заняла "свое место" на этапе юниорского ГП в Загребе – Мишин". Ria Sports. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  5. ^ Flett, Ted (December 9, 2018). "Japan's Rika Kihira reigns in Vancouver". Golden Skate.
  6. ^ Flade, Tatjana (21 December 2018). "Anna Shcherbakova runs off with Russian National title in debut". Golden Skate.
  7. ^ Slater, Paula (January 23, 2019). "Alina Zagitova: 'I need to be confident in myself'". Golden Skate.
  8. ^ Slater, Paula (January 25, 2019). "Samodurova shines; wins European ladies' title". Golden Skate.
  9. ^ Slater, Paula (March 20, 2019). "Zagitova after Worlds short program: 'It was a good performance'". Golden Skate.
  10. ^ Slater, Paula (March 22, 2019). "Zagitova pounces on World gold in Saitama". Golden Skate.
  11. ^ Slater, Paula (April 13, 2019). "Team USA wins fourth World Team Trophy gold". Golden Skate.
  12. ^ "Sofia SAMODUROVA: 2018/2019". International Skating Union.
  13. ^ a b "Competition Results: Sofia SAMODUROVA". International Skating Union.

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