Stolbova & Klimov out of Russian Nationals

National Championships

Eventually the entries lists for the Russian Nationals have appeared. So, now it’s officially that Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov have withdrawn from National Championship.

Actually it’s not a big surprise. Seems like for Pyeongchang 2018 Volosozhar and Trankov are planing the same scenario as Plushenko – participate only in team event (most likely only in the short program) with minimum quantity of events with serious competition. So, FFKR (Russian skating federation) wants to have two equal pairs what means Volosozhar and Trankov can’t lose to Stolbova and Klimov. But they need to show up at Russian Nationals to get into the National team and get the funding for the next season.

As for the Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov, they can miss the Russian Nationals and still get to the European Championships. The first and second place go automatically and the third pair will be chosen by the coach council. And it’s no doubt that they will chose the winners of the Grand-prix Final 2015 – Ksenia and Fedor.

But of course it’s all the conspiracy theories) There is also a photo in Fedor Klimov’s instagram showing that something is wrong with his back. Seems like allergy, or burn from an ointment. So, they could have withdrawn due to some health problems. But……the situations and rumours and speculations on this topic….don’t make them any favour of course.

And finally the entries list for Russian Nationals!

Pairs:

  • Tatiana Volosozhar – Maxim Trankov
  • Yuko Kavaguti – Alexander Smirnov
  • Evgenia Tarasova – Vladimir Morozov
  • Natalja Zabijako – Alexander Eenbert
  • Anastasia Gubanova – Alexei Sintsov
  • Anastasia Poluianova – Stepan Korotkov
  • Alexandra Shevchenko – Ivan Bich
  • Alisa Efimova – Alexander Korovin
  • Sofia Biryukova – Andrei Filonov
  • Tatiana Kuznetsova – Semen Stepanov
  • Vera Bazarova – Andrei Deputat
  • Kristina Astakhova – Alexei Rogonov

Ice dance:

  • Tiffany Zahorski – Jonathan Guerreiro
  • Ekaterina Bobrova – Dmiri Soloviev
  • Victoria Sinitsina – Nikita Katsalapov
  • Elena Ilinykh – Ruslan Zhiganshin
  • Anna Yanovskaya – Sergei Mozgov
  • Anastasiya Safronova – Ilia Zimin
  • Alexandra Stepanova – Ivan Bukin
  • Anjelica Kanivec – Alexei Chizhov
  • Ludmila Sosnitskaia – Pavel Golovishnokov

Ladies:

  • Evgenia Medvedeva
  • Anna Pogorilaya
  • Polina Tsurskaya
  • Maria Sotskova
  • Evgenia Ivankova
  • Alexandra Sayutina
  • Alena Leonova
  • Mira Artemieva
  • Serafima Sakhanovich
  • Diana Pervushkina
  • Alisa Fedichkina
  • Julia Lipnitskaya
  • Elizaveta Tuktamysheva
  • Elena Radionova
  • Adelina Sotnikova
  • Maria Peredova
  • Ekaterina Boyanova
  • Alina Karavaeva

Men:

  • Maxim Kovtun
  • Segei Voronov
  • Moris Kvitelashvili
  • Alexander Samarin
  • Adian Pitkeev
  • Vladislav Tarasenko
  • Dmitri Bushlanov
  • Anton Shulepov
  • Konstantin Menshov
  • Gordei Gorshkov
  • Dmitri Aliev
  • Mikhail Kolyada
  • Andrei Lazukin
  • Alexander Petrov
  • Evgeni Vlasov
  • Artur Dmitriev
  • Artem Lezheev
  • Egor Murashov

You can also red Tatiana Tarasova’s comments about the upcoming Russian Nationals here.

 

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