Alexei Bychenko | Golden Skate

Alexei Bychenko


Wicked Yankee Girl
Jul 26, 2003
Alexei (or Alexey) Bychenko, also known as Oleksii Bychenko, (Ukrainian: Олексій Юрійович Биченко; Russian: Алексей Юрьевич Быченко, Hebrew: ביצ'נקו‎ אולקסי ) is a figure skater who currently competes internationally for Israel. Bychenko was born in Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union, on February 5, 1988. He has competed for Israel since the 2011-2012 season. From the 2002-2003 to the 2009-2010 season, he competed for Ukraine.

Bychenko trains in Hackensack, New Jersey, with Galit Chait Moracci. His best performances were at the 2016 European Championships, where he finished in second place, the highest finish ever at an ISU Championship event by an Israeli skater.

Alexei Bychenko says his name at the beginning of this ISU - WAIT...WHAT!!! Video:

Biographical information

ISU Bio:

Icenetwork bio (archived June 2018) entry:

Wikipedia entry:


Social media

His vk

Personal Best Total Score224.40ISU CS Warsaw Cup 2021
Personal Best Score Short Program84.19ISU European Championships 2019
Personal Best Score Free Skating145.05ISU CS Warsaw Cup 2021

Personal Bests[ With +/- 3GOE
Prior to Season 2018-19​

HTotal24.03.2018258.28ISU World Championships 2018MenMenSenior
HSP22.03.201890.99ISU World Championships 2018MenMenSenior
HSP Technical22.03.201848.39ISU World Championships 2018MenMenSenior
HSP Component22.03.201842.60ISU World Championships 2018MenMenSenior
HFS17.02.2018172.88XXIII Olympic Winter Games 2018MenMenSenior
HFS Technical17.02.201889.08XXIII Olympic Winter Games 2018MenMenSenior
HFS Component17.02.201883.80XXIII Olympic Winter Games 2018MenMenSenior

Programs and Videos

SP: Milim by Harel Skaat
FS: "Hoist the Colours"(from “Pirates of the Caribbean - At World’s End” soundtrack) by Hans Zimmer; "Up Is Down" (from “Pirates of the Caribbean – At World’s End”) by Hans Zimmer (not an soundtrack recording); "Jack Sparrow" (from: “Pirates of the Caribbean - Dead Man’s Chest” soundtrack) by Hans Zimmer; "He’s A Pirate" (from “Pirates of the Caribbean – The Curse of the Black Pearl” soundtrack) by Klaus Badelt; choreo by Pasquale Camerlengo

2021-22 Israeli Figure Skating Championships

2021 Warsaw Cup

2021 Cranberry Cup

SP: "Words" by Harel Skaat; choreo by Pasquale Camerlengo
FS: "Hoist the Colours"(from “Pirates of the Caribbean - At World’s End” soundtrack) by Hans Zimmer; "Up Is Down" (from “Pirates of the Caribbean – At World’s End”) by Hans Zimmer (not an soundtrack recording); "Jack Sparrow" (from: “Pirates of the Caribbean - Dead Man’s Chest” soundtrack) by Hans Zimmer; "He’s A Pirate" (from “Pirates of the Caribbean – The Curse of the Black Pearl” soundtrack) by Klaus Badelt; choreo by Pasquale Camerlengo

2020 Challenge Cup

2019 Golden Spin of Zagreb

2019 Asian Open Trophy

2019 Nebelhorn Trophy

SP: "Requiem for a Dream" (soundtrack) by Clint Mansell; choreo by Galit Chait Moracci
FS: Bram Stoker's Dracula (soundtrack) by Wojciech Kilar; choreo by Galit Chait Moracci

2019 Worlds

2019 Europeans

2018 Helsinki GP

SP: "Hava Nagila" (Jewish Folk Song)
FS: "Recitar! Vesti La Giubba" from Pagliacci by Ruggero Leoncavallo, performed by Andrea Bocelli

2018 Worlds SP
2018 Worlds FS /

2018 Olympics SP
2018 Olympics FS

2018 Olympic Team Event

2018 Europeans SP /
2018 Europeans FS /

2017 Golden Spin of Zagreb SP
2017 Golden Spin of Zagreb FS

2017 NHK SP
2017 NHK FS

2017 IdF SP
2017 IdF FS

2017 Japan Open FS

SP: "Chambermaid Swing" by Parov Stelar
FS: Pagliacci by Ruggero Leoncavallo

2017 Worlds SP
2017 Worlds LP

2017 Cup of Tyrol SP
2017 Cup of Tyrol FS
Victory Ceremony

2017 Europeans SP
2017 Europeans FS

2016 Golden Spin SP
2016 Golden Spin FS

2016 NHK SP
2016 NHK FS

2016 Rostelecom Cup SP
2016 Rostelecom Cup FS

2016 Finlandia SP
2016 Finlandia FS

SP: "All Alone" by Geir Rönning
FS: Les Misérables by Claude-Michel Schönberg

2016 World Championships SP
2016 World Championships FS

2016 Europeans SP
2016 Europeans FS

2015 Rostelecom Cup SP
2015 Rostelecom Cup FS

2015 Skate America SP
2015 Skate America FS

2015 US International FS Classic SP
Kiss and Cry Reaction
2015 US International FS Classic LP

SP La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi
FS "Nostradamus" by Maksim Mrvica

2015 Worlds SP
2015 Worlds FS

2015 Europeans SP
2015 Europeans FS

2014 Cup of China SP
2014 Cup of China FS

2014 Skate America SP
2014 Skate America FS

2014 Finlandia SP
2014 Finlandia FS

2014 Nebelhorn SP
2014 Nebelhorn FS

SP "Bei mir bist du schoen" and "Sing, Sing, Sing" froom Swing Kids by James Horner
FS "Flamenco Farruca"

2014 Worlds SP
2014 Worlds FS

2014 Europeans SP
2014 Europeans FS

2013 Nebelhorn SP
2013 Nebelhorn FS

2013 Liberty Summer Competition SP

SP: "Party Sailor" by Wilson Pickett and "John Rango" by James Brown
FS: "Flamenco Farruca" and music from Inception by Hans Zimmer

2013 Europeans SP
2013 Europeans FS

2012 Nebelhorn SP
2012 Nebelhorn FS

SP Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon by Tan Dun
FS Cyrano de Bergerac by Jean-Claude Petit

2012 Worlds SP

2012 Europeans SP
2012 Europeans FS

SP "Assassin's Tango" from Mr. and Mrs. Smith by John Powell
FS "Alegria" from Cirque du Soleil by René Dupéré

2008 Cup of Ukraine SP

SP: "Devil's Trill Sonata" by Vanessa-Mae
FS: Pirates of the Caribbean soundtrack by Klaus Badelt

SP: "Devil's Trill Sonata" by Vanessa-Mae
FS: Pirates of the Caribbean soundtrack by Klaus Badelt


2022 Winter Olympics (Individual Event)26DNQ26 (68.01)
Israel National Championships 2021322 (210.55)
Golden Spin 202141613 (211.55)
Warsaw Cup 2021666 (224.40)
2021 Cranberry Cup International376 (207.98)
2021 World Championships182424 (190.45)
2020 GP Skate America686 (214.62)
2020 European Championships81312 (219.03)
2019 GP NHK Trophy121111 (197.63)
2019 GP Skate America6107 (219.70)
2019 World Championships222222 (216.60)
2019 European Championships7139 (220.50)
2018 GP Grand Prix Helsinki989 (202.33)
2018 GP Skate America1089 (197.47)
2018 World Championships774 (258.28)
2018 Olympic Winter Games13911 (257.01)
2018 Olympic Winter Games -- Team Event2-8 (Team)
2018 European Championships845 (238.44)
2017 GP Internationaux de France555 (247.44)
2017 GP NHK Trophy233 (252.07)
2017 CS Minsk-Arena Ice Star476 (211.21)
2017 World Championships111210 (245.96)
2017 Cup of Tyrol422 (231.74)
2017 European Championships395 (239.24)
2016 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb421 (228.08)
2016 GP NHK Trophy744 (229.87)
2016 GP Rostelecom Cup433 (255.52)
2016 CS Finlandia Trophy6107 (203.75)
2016 World Championships191113 (226.07)
2016 European Championships442 (242.56)
2016 Mentor Nestle Nesquik Torun Cup111 (228.52)
2015 GP Rostelecom Cup101010 (186.00)
2015 GP Skate America121212 (171.83)
2015 U.S. International Classic277 (183.09)
2015 Philadelphia Summer International1-W
2015 World Championships121617 (209.26)
2015 European Championships744 (220.22)
2014 Tallinn Trophy111 (209.02)
2014 GP Cup of China587 (204.15)
2014 GP Skate America111211 (185.98)
2014 Finlandia Trophy555 (176.66)
2014 Nebelhorn Trophy797 (178.71)
2014 World Championships121315 (211.24)
2014 Olympic Winter Games222121 (177.06)
2014 European Championships13910 (203.76)
2013 Golden Spin434 (187.98)
2013 Nebelhorn Trophy835 (197.46)
2013 U.S. International Classic599 (162.71)
2013 World Championships31-31 (FNR)
2013 Bavarian Open735 (198.04)
2013 European Championships191114 (169.58)
2012 Golden Spin365 (151.77)
2012 Ice Challenge131313 (142.06)
2012 Nebelhorn Trophy171515 (165.59)
2012 U.S. International Figure Skating Classic131514 (125.92)
2012 World Championships29-29 (FNR)
2012 World Championships -- Preliminary Round1212 (PR)
2012 European Championships192222 (141.19)
2012 European Championships - Preliminary Round55 (PR)
2011 Golden Spin of Zagreb888 (164.04)
2009 Ondrej Nepela Memorial1388 (155.96)
2008 Finlandia Trophy81011 (151.81)
2007 Crystal Skate of Romania233 (170.28)
2007 Coupe Internationale de Nice13911 (140.20)
2007 Winter Universiade242929 (114.92)
2007 Ukrainian National Championships22
2006 Junior Warsaw Cup232 (129.66)
2006 Chinese Taipei Cup [JGP]888 (126.86)
2005 Croatia Cup [JGP]16910 (129.24)
2005 Skate Israel766
2005 Andorra Cup [JGP]151415 (104.44)
2005 Ukrainian National Championships677
2004 Ukrainian Souvenir [JGP]201919 (91.05)
2003 Czech Skate [JGP]222222


2017 NHK Gala - "All Alone" by Geir Rønning

2017 IdF Gala - "All Alone" by Geir Rønning

2016 Europeans Gala - "Soul Power" and "Happy" by Derek Martin

2016 Mentor Nestlé Torun Cup - "All Alone" by Geir Rønning

2014 Cup of China EX "Soul Power" and "Happy" by Derek Martin

Golden Skate Articles

November 2017 - "Veteran Voronov takes first Grand Prix gold" Bychenko earns bronze

January 2017 - "Spain’s Fernandez remains undefeated in Europe; takes fifth crown"

November 2016 - "Fernandez Strikes Again" (Bychenko wins bronze)

March 2016 - "Alexei Bychenko: 'Better Late Than Never' by Tatjana Flade

January 2016 - "No match for Fernandez in Europe"

Articles and Media

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Wicked Yankee Girl
Jul 26, 2003
I just updated Alexei's OP with several new videos, exhibition performances, and article links.


Final Flight
Jan 11, 2014
Bringing this thread back to congratulate Alexei on getting the job done at Worlds. He might not have skated his best programs ever, but he finished 10th, which was enough to secure two spots for Israel for the Olympics and Worlds! :cheer:

I'm so glad we will get to see both Alexei and Daniel at the Olympics!


Final Flight
Oct 9, 2011
I was really impressed with his LP this season. Glad he helped Israel secure those spots! :agree:


Final Flight
Dec 23, 2016
I really want to congratulate Alexei his 2nd position in team event sp. His Hava Nagila program is one of my favourites this season and he visibly enjoys it. The only thing I didn't enjoy were spins but it has never been his strong side. I wonder if they get small medals like in isu championships.


All Hail the Queen
Record Breaker
Oct 31, 2014
Alexei is always adorable and did a great job at the Team Event. Hopefully, he can repeat the showing in the individual event. :hap10:


Final Flight
Oct 9, 2011
I finally saw his SP on the NBC on-demand replay of the livestream. That was spectacular!


Record Breaker
Feb 16, 2014
I'm really glad for Bychenko that he's blossomed into a confident, stable late bloomer at the end of his career! To be honest, I remember first noticing him at the last Olys and I was not wowed by him, to put it mildly. Over the past couple years he's gotten so much better & when I saw him live, I really liked the power in his skating. It must have been amazing for him to carry the flag for Israel. I hope he will continue doing shows after he retires.


Record Breaker
Nov 14, 2007
Alexei's SP in the team event at Oly Games made my day! :yahoo: Under such a enourmous pressure he skated not only great but so freely and joyously. :clap::clap: Then he showed up during the opening ceremony as the national flag bearer proudly and gloriously. What a day for him! :dance3: My hats off to this dude. :thumbsup:


Record Breaker
Oct 23, 2017
So thrilled to see that Alexei's coming back for another season after all! Skate America and Finland for the GP series - should be fun. :)