|Native name||Валерий Викторович Колесов|
|Full name||Valerii Viktorovich Kolesov|
|Alternative names||Valeri Kolesov|
26 January 2001|
Saint Petersburg, Russia
|Home town||Saint Petersburg, Russia|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 1⁄2 in)|
|Coach||Ludmila Velikova, Nikolai Velikov and Vasilii Velikov|
|Skating club||Olympic Sport School St. Petersburg|
|Training locations||Saint Petersburg|
|ISU personal best scores|
2018 JGP Czech Republic
2018 JGP Czech Rupublic
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.
Coached by Vasilii Velikov in Saint Petersburg, 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.
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.
Coached by Ludmila Velikova, Nikolai Velikov and Vasilii Velikov, 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. 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. With these results they have qualified to the 2018–2019 Junior Grand Prix Final.
|Season||Short program||Free skating|
JGP: Junior Grand Prix
|JGP Czech Republic||7th||1st|
|Volvo Open Cup||2nd J|
|Russia: Youth, Elder||2nd||2nd|
|TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew|
Small medals for short and free programs awarded only at ISU Championships.
|26–29 September 2018||2018 JGP Czech Republic||Junior||2
|22–25 August 2018||2018 JGP Slovakia||Junior||2
|23–26 January 2018||2018 Russian Junior Championships||Junior||5
|6–9 September 2017||2017 JGP Latvia||Junior||6
|9–13 November 2016||2016 Volvo Open Cup||Junior||2
|31 August – 3 September 2016||2016 JGP Czech Republic||Junior||7
- "Kseniia AKHANTEVA / Valerii KOLESOV: 2018/2019". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 28 September 2018.
- Валерий Викторович Колесов [Valerii Viktorovich Kolesov]. fskate.ru (in Russian).
- "2018 JGP Slovakia: Junior Pairs Result". International Skating Union. 25 August 2018.
- "2018 JGP Czech Republic: Junior Pairs Result". International Skating Union. 29 September 2018.
- "Kseniia AKHANTEVA / Valerii KOLESOV: 2017/2018". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 29 May 2018.
- "Kseniia AKHANTEVA / Valerii KOLESOV: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 21 May 2017.
- "Competition Results: Kseniia AKHANTEVA / Valerii KOLESOV". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 30 September 2018.
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