At a virtual meeting of the FFKKR Executive Committee on May 15, the composition of candidates for the junior and senior Russian teams was approved. A detailed list of Team Russia 2020 members will be published on the FFKKR website later, subject to necessary amendments, in connection with the transition of athletes from one coach to another.
The agenda of the executive committee of the FFKKR discussed the draft calendar of all-Russian competitions, as well as the Regulations for all-Russian competitions. In connection with the current situation, due to the coronavirus pandemic quarantine measures, it was decided to return to the discussion of the calendar after June 30. The existing draft calendar of competitions is considered as a working one.
No junior ladies from the 2019-2020 were assigned to the main team and only one is listed as a reserve. Russia has 14 guaranteed spots on the Grand Prix circuit next season as per the ISU World standings, that number could increase to 18. Victoria Vasileva (sixth at the 2019 Junior Grand Prix Final in singles) has switched to pairs.
Three of the men from last season′s junior squad are on the senior team this year, led by reigning World Junior champion Andrei Mozalev. Fan favourite Mikhail Kolyada is listed as the first reserve.
Two junior pairs teams have moved up to seniors: reigning Junior Grand Prix Final, 2020 Youth Olympic and World Junior champions Apollinariia Panfilova and Dmitry Rylov and Alina Pepeleva and Roman Pleshkov (fifth at the 2019 Junior Final). Both teams earned places on the national squad.
In ice dance, two teams, Annabel Morozov and Andrey Bagin and Sofia Shevchenko and Igor Eremenko, reserves last season, are the only newcomers on the main senior team this year.
TEAM RUSSIA 2020 – SENIORS
Ladies: Alina Zagitova, Alena Kostornaya, Evgenia Medvedeva, Alexandra Trusova, Elizaveta Tuktamysheva, Anna Scherbakova,
Reserve: Anastasia Gulyakova, Sofia Samodurova, Ksenia Sinitsyna
Men: Dmitry Aliev, Petr Gumennik, Artur Danielyan, Makar Ignatov,, Andrei Mozalev, Alexander Samarin
Reserve: Mikhail Kolyada, Roman Savosin, Anton Shulepov
Pairs: Alexandra Boikova/Dmitry Kozlovskii, Anastasia Mishina/Alexander Galliamov, Daria Pavlyuchenko/Denis Khodykin, Apollinariia Panfilova/Dmitry Rylov, Alina Ppeleva/Roman Pleshkov, Evgenia Tarasova/Vladimir Morozov
Reserve: Yasmin Kadyrov/Ivan Balchenko
Ice Dance: Tiffany Zagorski/Jonathan Guerreiro, Annabelle Morozova/Andrei Bagin, Victoria Sinitsina/Nikita Katsalapov, Anastasia Skoptova/Kirill Aleshin, Alexandra Stepanova/Ivan Bukin, Sofia Shevchenko/Igor Eremenko
Reserve: Ksenia Konkina/Pavel Drozd, Elizaveta Khudayberdieva/Egor Bazin, Anastasia Shpilyeva/Grigory Smirnov
TEAM RUSSIA 2020 –JUNIORS
Ladies: Kamila Valieva, Sofia Samodelkina, Daria Usacheva, Anna Frolova, Maiia Khromykh
Reserve: Sofia Muravieva, Valeria Shulskaia
Men: Artem Kovalev, Gleb Lutfullin, Daniil Samsonov, Evgenii Semenenko, Ilya Yablokov
Reserve: Georgy Kunitsa, Andrei Kutovoi, Kirill Sarnovskii
Pairs: Kseniia Akhantieva/Valerii Kolesov, Iuliia Artemieva/Mikhail Nazarychev, Diana Mukhametzianova/Ilya Mironov,
Anastasia Mukhortova/Dmitry Evgenvev
Reserve: Victoria Vasilieva/Nikita Volodin, Tatiana Kuzmina/Alexei Khvalko, Ekaterina Petushkova/Evgeniy Malikov
Ice Dance: Diana Davis/Gleb Smolkin, Ekaterina Katashinskaia/Aleksandr Vaskovich, Sofya Tyutyunina/Alexandr Shustitskiy, Arina Ushakova/Maxim Nekrasov, Irina Khavronina/Dario Cirisano, Elizaveta Shanaeva/Devid Naryzhnyy
Reserve: Tamara Zhukova/Daniil Karpov, Angelina Lazareva/Maksim Prokofiev, Sofia Leonteva/Daniil Gorelkin
Senior: Paradise, Tatarstan
Reserve: Crystal Ice, Dream Tim
Junior: Youth, Crystal Ice Junior
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