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    Maxim Kovtun

    Russian figure skater Maxim Kovtun (Russian: Максим Павлович Ковтун) was born on 18 June 1995 in Yekaterinburg, Russia. Kovtun has won the Russian men's figure skating championships three times, and is a two time European medalist.

    Maxim Kovtun says his name here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GS22yOdk7Mo


    August 2016 Update

    Personal Bests

    Type Date Score Event Event Category
    Total 28.03.2014 247.37 ISU World Championships 2014 Men
    SP 22.11.2013 92.53 ISU GP Rostelecom Cup 2013 Men
    SP Technical 22.11.2013 51.78 ISU GP Rostelecom Cup 2013 Men
    SP Component 07.11.2014 41.56 ISU GP Lexus Cup of China 2014 Men
    FS 22.11.2014 166.24 ISU GP Trophee Bompard 2014 Men
    FS Technical 22.11.2014 85.96 ISU GP Trophee Bompard 2014 Men
    FS Component 17.10.2015 85.40 ISU CS Mordovian Ornament 2015 Men

    UPDATE- yes, Maxim had a very good season, repeating as Russian champion, winning two GP's and his first ISU championship medal at Europeans (silver), and winning a silver medal with Team Russia at his first World Team Trophy

    ISU bio
    http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00012891.htm

    Fskate.ru bio
    http://www.fskate.ru/skaters/477.html

    Russian bio
    http://fsrussia.ru/biografiya/44-kovtun-maxim.html

    Ice network bio
    http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/profile/maxim_kovtun

    Tracings.net entry
    http://tracings.net/kovt-maxi.html



    Social Media

    His vk account
    http://vk.com/maxim_kovtun

    Maxim's instagram
    http://instagram.com/maksim_pavlovich

    Programs

    2015-16
    SP "I Can't Dance" by Genesis; choreo by Irina Tagaeva
    LP Medley of Beethoven's Symphony No.5, Pachelbel's Canon and Beethoven's Symphony No.9; choreo by Irina Tagaeva

    2014-2015
    SP Bolero by Maurice Ravel
    LP Exogenesis Symphony" by Muse

    2013-2014
    SP Flamenco by Pepe Romero
    LP Piano Concerto No. 1 by Tchaikovsky

    2012-2013
    SP Lawrence of Arabia soundtrack by Maurice Jarre
    LP Casablanca soundtrack

    2011-2012
    SP Murka by Neshchastnyj Sluchai
    LP Austin Powers soundtrack by George S. Clinton



    Season 2015-16 Videos

    2016 - World Championships - 18th
    SP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIgkmXYj8eQ
    FS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkuE5qsRhn0

    2016 - European Championships - 3rd
    SP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puUEAzktnEI
    FS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLRA-QJ1Sx8

    2016 - Russian Championships - 1st
    SP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JArgtHvInE
    FS. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gGy3lOlrGk

    2015 - NHK Trophy - 10th
    SP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoG_Bgh6bjg
    FS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvrsT2dG5_Q

    2015 - Trophée Eric Bompard - 2nd
    SP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmrfbbFCg80
    FS Cancelled

    2015 - Mordovian Ornament - 1st
    SP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j_N5N2u3Uo
    FS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4UezeOgB-o

    Season 2014-2015 Videos

    SP Bolero by Maurice Ravel
    LP Exogenesis Symphony" by Muse

    2015 - World Team Trophy - 2nd (team)
    SP no commentary
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bj9fZFLeO2c
    FS no commentary
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kdnwYcFIf8

    2015 - World Championships - 7th
    SP, commentary by British Eurosport
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbF4EG9ZDKM
    FS British Eurosport commentary
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WF9XkeIRXuc

    2015 - European Championships - 2nd, his first medal at an ISU championships
    SP; British Eurosport
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbvIzXxTR_M
    FS; British Eurosport
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGkkWuAISIY

    2015 - Russian Championships - 1st, Maxim repeats as champion, and lands two quads in the SP
    SP ESPN English commentary
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mC7xnj3hvk
    LP Russia 2 Channel
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAockz7qG3E

    2014 - Grand Prix Final - 4th
    SP British Eurosport (Maxim's highest scoring SP for the season, ninth on the ISU season's best list)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDZ_uOACyng
    FS British Eurosport
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-X6wyXWVwO4

    2014 - Trophée Eric Bompard - 1st
    SP, British Eurosport
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsDEIBO7i8Y
    FS, Maxim's highest scoring free skate ever, eleventh on this year's season's best list; British Eurosport commentary
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2GpQtiXj0Q


    2014 - Cup of China - 1st
    SP British Eurosport commentary
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hB66tLg1VQ
    FS British Eurosport commentary
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJy3bC-ILls

    Previous Seasons' Highlights

    2013-14 Russian Nationals SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIwK1zrJYEI
    2013-14 Russian Nationals FS
    http://www.youtube.com/#/watch?v=JR9mSSHfb9Q

    2013 Cup of Russia SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDCurbbvvpg
    2013 Cup of Russia FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIb2lZQ_PeI

    2013 Cup of China SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrp1T5FxJZ8
    2013 Cup of China FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuPsJFDeXA0

    2013 GPF SP British Eurosport commentary
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQO_PMLn83w
    2013 GPF FS British Eurosport commentary
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GupNGGw3pYI

    2012 JGP Croatia SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrZby8X4h8s
    2012 JGP Croatia FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDL8nhseDxg

    2012 JGP Chemnitz SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nx-eZ8hZdE8
    2012 JGP Chemnitz FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApILxbMqTb0

    2012 JGPF SP Maxim won this event.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRBPM8vRXww
    2012 JGPF FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muO4laBK8TM

    2012 Russian Nationals SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdwHEkmswb8
    2012 Russian Nationals FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0SDzmLIOt0


    2012 World Team Trophy SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nSd_Zcw-lw
    2012 World Team Trophy FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wua--_9UiE

    2011 JGPF SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpmVqh0bgFU
    2011 JGPF FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmlNWVsFo04

    2011 JGP Brasov SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBxwccx3Zts
    2011 JGP Brasov FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yspILGpUOhg

    2011 JGP Tallinn SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ms9aX6M9XxQ
    2011 JGP Tallinn FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jC5U60teGc

    2010 Russian Nationals FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lmvy3YLpLpI


    Competitive History


    Competition SP LP Final
    Season 2015-2016
    2016 World Championships 13 21 18 (210.14)
    2016 European Championships 2 6 3 (242.21)
    2015-16 Russian Championships 1 1 1 (266.13)
    2015 NHK Trophy 4 11 10 (212.63)
    2015 Trophée Eric Bompard 2 - 2 (86.82)
    2015 Mordovian Ornament 4 1 1 (236.38)
    2015 Russian Cup Stage III 3 2 2 (222.48)
    Season 2014-2015
    2015 World Team Trophy 8 7 2 (Team)
    2015 World Championships 16 6 7 (230.70)
    2015 European Championships 4 2 2 (235.68)
    2014-2015 Russian Championships 1 2 1 (271.52)
    2015 Grand Prix Final 3 5 4 (242.27)
    2014 Trophée Eric Bompard 6 1 1 (243.35)
    2014 Cup of China 1 1 1 (243.34)
    Season 2013-2014
    2014 World Championships 7 5 4 (247.37)
    2014 European Championships 4 5 5 (232.37)
    2014 Russian National Championships 2 1 1 (267.13)
    2014 Grand Prix Final 5 5 5 (233.24)
    2013 Rostelecom Cup 1 4 2 (240.34)
    2013 Cup of China 2 1 2 (238.65)
    2013 Russian Cup Stage II 1 1 1 (228.37)
    Season 2012-2013
    2013 World Team Trophy 7 8 4 (Team)
    2013 World Championships 19 14 17 (207.40)
    2013 European Championships 7 4 5 (226.57)
    2013 Russian National Championships 3 5 5 (225.02)
    2013 Junior Grand Prix Final 2 1 1 (222.31)
    2012 JGP Pokal der Blauen Schwerter 1 2 1 (193.04)
    2012 JGP Croatia Cup 2 1 1 (219.19)
    2012 Open Championship in Moscow - - 1 (192.28)
    Season 2011-2012
    2012 World Team Trophy 11 12 5 (Team)
    2012 Russian Junior National Championships 5 2 3 (193.95)
    2012 Russian National Championships 12 11 12 (193.93)
    2012 Junior Grand Prix Final 4 4 4 (193.76)
    2011 JGP Tallinn Cup 2 2 2 (186.87)
    2011 JGP Brasov Cup 2 1 1 (182.91)
    Season 2010-2011
    2011 Youth Spartakiad of Russia - - 4 (183.09)
    2011 European Youth Olympic Winter Festival 1 2 2 (161.75)
    2011 Russian Junior National Championships 4 6 5 (182.57)
    2011 Russian National Championships 6 12 11 (188.50)
    2010 Junior Russia Cup IV 1 1 1 (186.65)
    2010 Russia Cup III 11 9 9 (139.26)
    2010 Junior Russia Cup I 4 3 4 (162.05)
    Season 2009-2010
    2010 Russian Championship (Older Age) - - 5 (163.94)
    2010 Final of the Cup of Russia (Juniors) - - 5 (153.58)
    2009 Stage IV of the Cup of Russia (Juniors) - - 3 (155.58)
    2009 Stage II of the Cup of Russia (Juniors) - - 1 (157.55)
    2009 Stage I of the Cup of Russia (Juniors) - - 6 (146.52)
    Season 2008-2009
    2009 Award of S.I Cherkosova - - 1 (156.80)
    2009 Youth Spartakiad of Russia(Juniors) - - 7 (138.44)
    2009 Junior Russian National Championships - - 18 (124.61)
    2008 Stage III of the Cup of Russia (Juniors) - - 7 (137.31
    2008 Stage II of the Cup of Russia (Juniors) - - 8 (129.00)
    2008 N. A. Panin Memorial - - 4 (131.62)
    Season 2007-2008
    2008 Crystal Skate of Russia - - 2 (117.38) )
    2008 Youth Spartakiad of Russia(Juniors) - - 14 (117.89)
    2008 Russian Championship (Younger Age) - - 2 (163.03)
    2007 Stage III of the Cup of Russia (Juniors) - - 15 (95.31)
    2007 Stage II of the Cup of Russia (Juniors) - - 11 (98.42)
    Season 2006-2007
    2007 Crystal Skate of Russia - - 1 (110.41) )
    2007 Russian Championship (Younger Age) - - 1 (140.82)
    2007 Games of pupils of Russia
    - - 2 (-)
    2006 Stage III of the Cup of Russia (Juniors) - - 14 (92.72)
    2006 Stage II of the Cup of Russia (Juniors) - - 13 (90.77)
    Season 2005-2006
    2006 Russian Championship (Younger Age) - - 14 (-)






    Baby Pictures

    2008 Panin Memorial SP
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_K4vldQXJg
    2008 Panin Memorial LP
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRlWKTsJfBE


    Thank you, @iskate, for links to performances by Maxim before he reached the international stage!

    Quote Originally Posted by iskate
    I did a bit of digging and found some videos from a Russian Cup event in 2010 (still from 2010-11 season, but they aren't included in the current list).
    SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FD5vBtbL9Cs
    FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ldu-AmuRf8c

    Also from 2009-10 season!! Panin Memorial! (BABY MAXIM! Also, why do Russian boys around the age of 10-12 always have the same mullet-like hairstyle? Haha).
    SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_K4vldQXJg
    FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRlWKTsJfBE

    Exhibitions

    2015-16 Europeans Gala. "Kiss"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzovpqFvvVY

    2015-16 Russian Nationals Gala
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hd8E1Eo2Ezc

    2014-15 Russian Nationals Gala
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ARNQFuquCs

    2014 Voronov and Kovtun at GPF Gala
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qupsneSErKo

    2013-14 Gala at Russian Nationals
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AU4pcMJCVFo

    2014 The Gaul
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FdQcCBpYV8

    2014 COC Ex to Tom Jones, commentary British Eurosport
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mWvNzdkpvs

    2013 CoR EX to Summertime, commentary British Eurosport
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ux0Nde34jas

    2012 JGPF gala
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEly-BfRbgw



    Golden Skate Articles and Threads

    Europeans 2016 Report by Tatjana Flade, " No match for Fernandez in Europe"
    http://www.goldenskate.com/2016/01/euros-men/

    Threads about 2014-2015 Russian Nationals, which Maxim won
    http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...ionals-Mens-FS
    http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...ionals-Mens-SP

    Pre-season Interview from July 2014
    http://www.goldenskate.com/2014/07/maxim-kovtun/
    Thread: http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...-moves-forward

    Maxim Finishes fifth at 2013 Europeans; Zayak rule invalidates his 4S3T combination
    http://www.goldenskate.com/2013/01/s...makes-history/

    Maxim finishes fifth at Russian Senior Nationals in 2012-2013
    http://www.goldenskate.com/2012/12/p...ian-nationals/
    http://www.goldenskate.com/2012/12/p...ian-nationals/

    Maxim's 2012-2013 Junior Grand Prix Final Win
    http://www.goldenskate.com/2012/12/k...itle-in-sochi/

    Maxim wins 2012 JGP Chemnitz
    http://www.goldenskate.com/2012/10/2012-jgp-chemnitz/

    Maxim wins 2012 JGP Croatia
    http://www.goldenskate.com/2012/10/2012-jgp-croatia/

    Maxim finishes fourth at 2011 JGPF
    http://www.goldenskate.com/2011/12/j...ior-mens-gold/

    Other Articles and Videos

    2015 Europeans-Maxim Wins his First Medal at Europeans
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2015/...medal-at-euros

    Icenetwork Journalists Overwhelmingly Pick Maxim as Their Breakout Pick in Men's for Season 2014-15.
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2014/...ars-of-2014-15

    Icenetwork Reports Extensively on Maxim's Win at 2014 TEB
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2014/...old-at-bompard

    Icenetwork Chronicles Maxim's In at 2014 Cup of China
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2014/...4-cup-of-china

    Maxim's 2014-15 GPF Competition
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2014/...rs-on-home-ice

    Icenetwork Reports on Maxim's best ever SP at 2013 Cup of Russia.
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2013/...p-on-first-day

    Maxim's Coaching Change in the 2012-13 Season
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/artic...&vkey=ice_news

    Maxim Returns from Military Service
    http://yekaterinburgnews.com/daily-n...-service/9173/

    Best wishes from Maxim and Adelina
    http://www.youtube.com/#/watch?v=GS22yOdk7Mo


    General Threads

    2013 Can Kovtun Close the Gap on Plushenko
    http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...ghlight=kovtun

    Maxim assigned to Worlds 2013
    http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...ghlight=kovtun

    Plushenko calls Maxim a Good Average Skater 2014
    http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...ghlight=kovtun

    Kovtun vs. Hanyu
    http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...ghlight=kovtun


    Original post by volk in July 2014


    He had a good season and now I can't wait for his new programs for the next. Hopefully, we'll see improvement in terms of choreography and expression.
    Last edited by dorispulaski; 08-13-2016 at 03:35 AM.

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    http://www.sports.ru/others/figure-s...022371831.html

    Maxim worked with Charlie White on his stroking technique in Japan

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    http://fsrussia.ru/intervyu/170-maks...napishite.html

    Next season

    SP: Bolero
    LP: Muse Genesis

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    Interesting fact: Maxim was born the EXACT same day as me. Not just the same birthday. But the same year as well.

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    Kovtun: `I have the best coach ever!' by Olga Ermolina for fsrussia.ru

    Thanks to Tabhka for the translation on FSU: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/inde...ch-ever.92972/

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    Not the best skating, but he finally won his 1st GP

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    I'm a fan! Molodets Max on winning your first GP!

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    I like him too. Are we ready for his breakout year?

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    Ahhh, he looks so concerned...lol. Hope he has a great skate at Bordeaux and medals!

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    http://www.sports.ru/others/figure-s...025107323.html

    Kovtun lost a month of training because of boot problems.

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