Valerii Kolesov

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Valerii Kolesov
Personal information
Native name Валерий Викторович Колесов
Full name Valerii Viktorovich Kolesov
Alternative names Valeri Kolesov
Country represented Russia
Born (2001-01-26) 26 January 2001 (age 17)
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Home town Saint Petersburg, Russia
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Partner Kseniia Akhanteva
Coach Ludmila Velikova, Nikolai Velikov and Vasilii Velikov
Choreographer Natalia Pecherskaia
Skating club Olympic Sport School St. Petersburg
Training locations Saint Petersburg
Began skating 2005
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 184.73
2018 JGP Czech Republic
Short program 66.01
2018 JGP Czech Rupublic
Free skate 118.72
2018 JGP Czech Republic

Valerii Viktorovich Kolesov (Russian: Валерий Викторович Колесов, born 26 January 2001) is a Russian pair skater. With his skating partner, Kseniia Akhanteva, he is the 2018 JGP Czech Republic champion and the 2018 JGP Slovakia bronze medalist. The two have qualified to the 2018–2019 Junior Grand Prix Final.

Career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Kolesov began learning to skate in 2005.[1] He and his first pair skating partner, Kseniia Akhanteva, began competing together in 2014.[2]

2016–2017 season[edit]

Coached by Vasilii Velikov in Saint Petersburg,[1] Akhanteva/Kolesov made their international debut in late August 2016, placing seventh at the Junior Grand Prix (JGP) competition in Ostrava, Czech Republic. In November, they won the junior silver medal at the Volvo Open Cup, finishing second behind their teammates Nika Osipova / Aleksandr Galiamov.

2017–2018 season[edit]

In September, Akhanteva/Kolesov placed sixth at the 2017 JGP competition in Riga, Latvia. The pair had the same final result at the 2018 Russian Junior Championships, which took place in January in Saransk. In April, they took silver at the Russian Youth Championships – Elder Age, where they finished second to Amina Atakhanova / Nikita Volodin and ahead of Apollinariia Panfilova / Dmitry Rylov.

2018–2019 season[edit]

Coached by Ludmila Velikova, Nikolai Velikov and Vasilii Velikov,[1] Akhanteva/Kolesov started their season in August on the 2018 JGP series. Ranked second in the short and third in the free, they won the bronze medal in Bratislava, Slovakia, contributing to a Russian sweep of the pairs' podium. Akhanteva/Kolesov were more than 11 points behind the champions, their training partners Anastasia Mishina / Aleksandr Galiamov, but lost to the silver medalists, Apollinariia Panfilova / Dmitry Rylov, by a margin of only 0.13 points.[3] In September, they outscored their teammates and training partners, Polina Kostiukovich / Dmitrii Ialin, by about four points for gold at the JGP in Ostrava, Czech Republic, where they were second in the short program and first in the free skate.[4] With these results they have qualified to the 2018–2019 Junior Grand Prix Final.

Programs[edit]

With Akhanteva[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2018–2019
[1]
2017–2018
[5]
  • Tarantella
2016–2017
[6]
  • Kung Fu Panda
    by Hans Zimmer, John Powell

Competitive highlights[edit]

JGP: Junior Grand Prix

With Akhanteva[edit]

International[7]
Event 16–17 17–18 18–19
JGP Final TBD
JGP Czech Republic 7th 1st
JGP Latvia 6th
JGP Slovakia 3rd
Volvo Open Cup 2nd J
National[2]
Russia: Junior WD 6th
Russia: Youth, Elder 2nd 2nd
TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew

Detailed results[edit]

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

With Akhanteva

2018–2019 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
26–29 September 2018 2018 JGP Czech Republic Junior 2
66.01
1
118.72
1
184.73
22–25 August 2018 2018 JGP Slovakia Junior 2
60.14
3
113.10
3
173.24
2017–2018 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
23–26 January 2018 2018 Russian Junior Championships Junior 5
60.01
4
112.41
6
172.42
6–9 September 2017 2017 JGP Latvia Junior 6
46.26
6
83.27
6
129.53
2016–2017 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
9–13 November 2016 2016 Volvo Open Cup Junior 2
54.51
2
88.06
2
142.57
31 August – 3 September 2016 2016 JGP Czech Republic Junior 7
48.55
7
88.80
7
137.35

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Kseniia AKHANTEVA / Valerii KOLESOV: 2018/2019". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 28 September 2018.
  2. ^ a b Валерий Викторович Колесов [Valerii Viktorovich Kolesov]. fskate.ru (in Russian).
  3. ^ "2018 JGP Slovakia: Junior Pairs Result". International Skating Union. 25 August 2018.
  4. ^ "2018 JGP Czech Republic: Junior Pairs Result". International Skating Union. 29 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Kseniia AKHANTEVA / Valerii KOLESOV: 2017/2018". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 29 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Kseniia AKHANTEVA / Valerii KOLESOV: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 21 May 2017.
  7. ^ "Competition Results: Kseniia AKHANTEVA / Valerii KOLESOV". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 30 September 2018.

External links[edit]

Media related to Valerii Kolesov at Wikimedia Commons