Artem Kovalev

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SP run thru https://www.instagram.com/p/CDUOqadoprL/
Guess he kept the SP from last season.

Tuesday is the SP for test skates and Wednesday is the FP both start at around 13:55 Moscow time. Not sure if the boys or girls go first.
Here is the playlist on YT (also broadcasts live) https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL39l9SxO4ZYvkGS_w3h1oVfCuUd81SNuM
Channel 1 webpage with live broadcast https://www.1tv.ru/sport/predsezonn...-kataniyu-sredi-yuniorov-2020-21/pryamoy-efir
Channel 1 webpage video archive https://www.1tv.ru/sport/predsezonn...omu-kataniyu-sredi-yuniorov-2020-21/vse-video

He's also on the preliminary roster for the Moscow Championship, Sept 1-4.
https://sportvokrug.ru/competitions/7239/participants/schools/
Will update if I can find any broadcast links.
 

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Queen. I certainly wasn't expecting that - I'm not sure how I feel about it. The program does look like it's still a work in progress. I did very much like the end part - when the program has had time to settle, I think it will be very effective, and he can give it some power.
 

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Queen. I certainly wasn't expecting that - I'm not sure how I feel about it. The program does look like it's still a work in progress. I did very much like the end part - when the program has had time to settle, I think it will be very effective, and he can give it some power.

I need to definitely see this Queen program in costume to get a clearer picture. Right now, it's definitely a work in progress.

And he's finally adapting to his new limbs! I want to see more work done on the PCS side (SS, refinement, etc) throughout the season.
 

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He did pick some great Queen songs. I'm going to be dancing so hard to this :rofl: I love Queen :biggrin:
 

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Good heavens! When I read your remark I wondered "How bad could those pants be?" Well, answer - very bad. In short, I heartily concur with your sentiment. Whatever were they thinking?

Still, congratulations to Artem on his victory.:)
 

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Good heavens! When I read your remark I wondered "How bad could those pants be?" Well, answer - very bad. In short, I heartily concur with your sentiment. Whatever were they thinking?

Still, congratulations to Artem on his victory.:)

They are truly horrifying...like I'm actually tramautised from seeing them :laugh:

Congratulations on the win all the same.
 

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Cup I
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“I don’t get used to victories. I just want to work on myself to have better jumps. Today I am lucky to be the first. I hope that it will be much better at the second stage of the Cup and at the Russian Championship.

My coach explained the mistakes on the jumps by the fact that I was in a hurry. And on the second jump he simply did not open up. But two mistakes at the beginning did not affect me, I went from element to element. Overall, I'm happy with the tournament, but everything could have been done much better. I skated better in previous tournaments. In the short one in Syzran, I had a personal record, but the free one was not the best,”

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Artem Kovalev: "At the beginning of the skating I got stuck, and I think this influenced skating and grades"​

10 October 2020
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Artem Kovalev takes second place after the short program at the second stage of the Russian Cup - Rostelecom in Moscow. In Syzran, at the first tournament, Kovalev won and started at Megasport for the second stage in a row:

- I have been fruitfully preparing for this stage. In the first week, we slightly reduced the load, then we began to gain shape. I did a lot of ligaments, skated the program, trained spins, jumps ...

Here, at the beginning of the skate, I squeezed, and I think it influenced skating and grades. I skated a little worse now than in Syzran, but this only means that there is something to work on.

Cup II
SP https://youtu.be/JaOYBiXl0rI
 

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Awesome! I LOVED it! The end part is especially exhilerating.

Well done!
 

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Awesome! I LOVED it! The end part is especially exhilerating.

Well done!
I didn't get a chance to watch the men, but I did catch up on Artem and OMG loved the end of the program! He looked like he was having a blast and busting some epic moved on the dance floor.

And he won! He's the first to make the Russian Nats right? You go, Artem! :cheer2:
 

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Cup II FS https://youtu.be/1Z8POe2ApZo
Video Interview https://youtu.be/7zM3HarzE28
- Of course, I was very nervous, although it was the second stage for me. Unfortunately, not everything worked out. There was a slight nerve, but in general, I think I managed it. In the short and free program I had blots, and I understand that you cannot lose points on this.

I was pleased that the audience supported me throughout the free skate. These are indescribable sensations that everyone needs to experience! Two victories at the stages of the Russian Cup, of course, do not relax me. I know what to work on. Over new quadruples, sliding, spins, tracks in order to get more points, more pluses ... Work on a quadruple sheepskin coat, because if in an arbitrary I can jump a quadruple salchow twice, then in a short one I cannot repeat the same jump, thereby I gain less than those people who jump two quads ...

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Of course, I'm tired now and after this start you can breathe out a little. But you shouldn't relax. The season is not easy, because at the skates I skated in juniors, and at these starts I compete in seniors. After the skates, I immediately began to prepare a master program. I skated the Moscow championship and that's it - I immediately began to prepare a program for the masters, add a quadruple to the short program and a choreographic track to an arbitrary one. Initially, after the skates, we were sure that in the season we will go to the masters, because the juniors are no longer the same, I am 17 years old, we need to move on. Only to be selected for the championship of Russia is already a little childish ...

Did you expect yourself to win two stages of the Russian Cup? As Evgeny Viktorovich (Plushenko - approx.) And Alexander Sergeevich (Volkov - approx.) Said: just do your job. Yes, I skated better in training, but I hope I will show my successful skates again ...

Of course, preparation for the season was difficult ... Especially at first, at the training camp in Kislovodsk. Probably, for a month and a half I did not understand how you can skate at all ... Imagine, for me it was an incomprehensible feeling. You seem to know how to skate, but you do an elementary jump - a triple sheepskin coat and you rip off ... I didn't understand why, how ... But when I returned to Moscow, everything gradually recovered.

Quarantine, of course, affected preparation. But during these months I never even had a thought, and if suddenly, what to do? I knew one thing: I needed to train and train. What else? How else? We were all in such conditions, - commented Artem Kovalev.
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Well, he's taller than Samarin, so he is 178cm (5'10") or so.
 
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