Following the conclusion of the 2019 national championships in December 2018, Russia named the teams that will compete at the 2019 European Championships in Minsk, Belarus, Jan. 21-27, and the Winter Universiade in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, March 2-12.
Alina Zagitova will without doubt be the headliner in Minsk. The reigning World Junior and Junior Grand Prix champion should have no rivals with her training mate Evgenia Medvedeva sidelined with an injury. Despite not winning nationals, Mikhail Kolyada remains the top Russian man heading into Europeans.
The skaters that will compete at the World Championships will not be officially named until after the European Championships have concluded. However, a Russian news outlet reported that Alexei Mishin said he has been ″instructed to prepare Elizaveta Tuktamysheva for this competition.″
Mishin told Sport24.ru that, “the composition was agreed with me, I approved it. Tuktamysheva hit the list of candidates for participation in the Universiade.”
Tuktamysheva has been released from hospital. but will require time to regain her strength and resume full training.
Ladies: Stanislava Konstantinova, Alina Zagitova, Sofia Samodurova
Reserves: Elizaveta Tuktamysheva and Evgenia Medvedeva
Men: Maxim Kovtun, Mikhail Kolyada, Alexander Samarin
Reserves: Andrei Lazukin, Dmitri Aliev and Sergei Voronov
Pairs: Evgenia Tarasova/Vladimir Morozov, Natalia Zabiiako/Alexander Enbert, Aleksandra Boikova/Dmitrii Kozlovsky
Reserves: Daria Pavluchenko/Denis Khodykin, Anastasia Mishina/Aleksandr Gallyamov
Ice Dance: Victoria Sinitsina/Nikita Katsalapov, Alexandra Stepanova/Ivan Bukin, Sofia Evdokimova/Egor Bazin
Reserves: Betina Popova/Sergey Mozgov, Anastasia Skoptsova/Kirill Aleshin, Tiffani Zagorski/Jonathan Guerreiro
Ladies: Stanislava Konstantinova, Elizaveta Tuktamysheva
Reserves: Evgenia Medvedeva, Maria Sotskova
Men: Maxim Kovtun, Alexander Samarin, Andrei Lazukin
Reserves: Dmitri Aliev, Alexander Petrov, Anton Shulepov
Pairs: Anastasia Poluyanova/Dmitri Sopot, Alexandra Koshevaya/Dmitry Bushlanov, Vasilisa Ozerova/Maxim Bobrov
Ice Dance: Sofia Evdokimova/Egor Bazin, Betina Popova/Sergey Mozgov, Anastasia Skoptcova/Kirill Aleshin
Reserve: Anastasia Shpilyeva/Grigory Smirnov
Russia named the only team that will represent the country in synchronized skating:
“Tatarstan” (Kazan) and “Dream Tim” (Samara)