Russian figure skaters have long prevailed in pairs, ice-dancing and single events at world championships and Olympics. At PyeongChang 2018, Olympic athletes from Russia won three medals in ladies’ single skating.
Russian figure skaters Kamila Valieva and Maiia Khromykh have successfully debuted at international level taking places in the women’s short program at the season-opening junior Grand Prix stage in Courchevel, France.
Russia’s seemingly endless figure skating talent factory has a new face in the form of Kamila Valieva, 13, who has wowed fans and pundits with her Picasso-inspired routine “Girl on the ball” at pre-season test skating.
While world-leading figure skaters are still on an official summer break Russian athletes have already started their preparations for the new season, revealing the music and themes for their mesmerizing programs.