Daniel Samohin

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Israeli figure skater Daniel Samohin was born on Mar 12, 1998 in Tel Aviv, Israel. He is the 2018-19 Israeli men's champion and the 2016 World Junior Champion.

The skater made his debut on the senior Grand Prix in the 2015-16 season at the Cup of China. He was born in Tel Aviv, Israel to Russian parents, but lives and trains in Lake Arrowhead, CA. Daniel used to skate for the US until switching to Israel in the 2013-14 season. He is coached by his dad Igor, and Vitali Novikov is listed as his choreographer. He also has an older brother, Stanislav, who used to skate for Russia. Daniel is the two-time Israeli men's national champion.

Samohin captured the gold medal at the 2016 Junior Worlds Championships, the first ever win at an ISU Championships for an Israeli skater.


ISU Bio:
http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00034509.htm

Icenetwork Bio (archive Prior to 1July 2018)
https://web.archive.org/web/20180630064537/http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/profile/daniel_samohin

Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Samohin

Tracings.net:
http://tracings.net/samo-dani.html

Rinkresults:
http://www.rinkresults.com/skater?skater_id=767


Social media:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/danny_salmon
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/daniel.samohin


March 5, 2020 Update​



Total Score230.54ISU CS Golden Spin of Zagreb 2018
Personal Best Score Short Program86.48ISU European Championships 2019
Personal Best Score Free Skating145.44ISU CS Golden Spin of Zagreb 2018


Programs & Highlights

2019-20
SP: Fastidious Horses by Vladimir Vysotski; choreo by Vitali Novikov
FS: Sarajevo (from "The Peacemaker" soundtrack) by Hans Zimmer; Chase (from "The Peacemaker" soundtrack) by Hans Zimmer; Files (from "The Peacemaker" soundtrack) by Hans Zimmer; Train (from "The Peacemaker" soundtrack) by Hans Zimmer; Peacemaker (from "The Peacemaker" soundtrack) by Hans Zimmer; choreo by Vitali Novikov

2020 Challenge Cup FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-0h2AUUkaA

2019 Golden Spin FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWHF_PyHeNw
2019 Golden Spin EX
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPQQhZoiMQs

2019 Cup of Russia SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBy_2vfHKhE

2019 Nebelhorn SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIHtJLLQSFw
2019 Nebelhorn FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_wzgbzbZFQ

2018-19:
SP: Senza Parole by Il Divo
LP: Once Upon a Time in Mexico by Robert Rodriguez

2019 Open Ice Mall FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOc8Fqx9zps

2019 European Championship FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXgRbulDifk

2018 Golden Spin of Zagreb SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPFSxrY7EjQ
2018 Golden Spin of Zagreb FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amxRVB1LclI

2018 Skate Canada SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UG9n1MoPp4E
2018 Skate Canada FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2nqA3JPW1c

2017-18:
SP: It's a Man's Man's Man's World; performed by Seal
LP: Two Angels by S. Erdenko, performed by Loyko

2018 Olympic FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZfmI3UIAX8

2018 Europeans SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ih5lJKGi7f8

2017 Skate America SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0ZC7GJw4MY
2017 Skate America FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RI-H0hvlylE

2017 Rostelecom Cup SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GRBDNFb6Bg
2017 Rostelecom Cup FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5SogOUW_F8

2016-17:
SP: Delilah by Tom Jones
LP: The Illusionist by Maxime Rodriguez

2017 Cup of Tyrol FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrE0atngF_E

2017 Junior Worlds FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFm9RWpBr60

2016 Golden Spin of Zagreb SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goUucnDgy8U
2016 Golden Spin of Zagreb FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLhiVODdKYI

2016 Cup of China SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUVeTtLKiSs
2016 Cup of China FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trThnnfMsL4

2016 Skate Canada LP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7CCskztTZY

2016 Finlandia Trophy SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gRoY__GaWk
2016 Finlandia Trophy FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NXL-w0ovmw

2015-16:
SP Still Loving You by The Scorpions; choreo by Igor Samohin
FS Sherlock Holmes (soundtrack) by Hans Zimmer, Sherlock Holmes (soundtrack) by Victor Daskevich; choreo by Igor Samohin

Highlights: First at Junior Worlds, 7th at Europeans, 5th at JGPF

2016 Jr. Worlds SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRdvh8FOYBE
2016 Jr. Worlds FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2_nHITvwAE

2016 Europeans SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_et40wIc3k
2016 Europeans FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVAcAd6RSDk

2015 Mordavian Ornament SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7_gRPegDsY
2015 Mordavian Ornament FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIhLQ4r7AHw

2015 JGP Logrono SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7jjVccWepw
2015 JGP Logrono FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZjO4RuljGs

2015 JGP Colorado Springs SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJcCLcH_2PU
2015 JGP Colorado Springs FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6rwrG4dstk

2015 US International Classic SP HD by sabinfire
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymFfsma11W8
KnC SP reaction
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ic-VVrVjrEk
2015 US International Classic FS HD by sabinfire
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HaHputSdx8
KnC Reaction to FS scores
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHRF8pWGkd8

2015 Glacier Falls SP by TSL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWcE0eZ-3jM

2014-15:
SP "Still Loving You" by the Scorpions
FS "Once Upon A Time In Mexico" by Robert Rodriguez

Highlights: 8th at JGP Slovenia, 16th at JGP Croatia, 10th at the Euros, 8th at Junior Worlds

2015 World Junior Championship SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2f-DOMYyJ7A
2015 World Junior Championship FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRr0g6WQa9w

2015 Europeans SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oxy8Ru6rLQ
2015 Europeans FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLzgnbnmniE&list=PLZpdUnBr__Je40h48gyvHEae2_4-F7waY&index=13

2014 JGP Ljubljana SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLgoeTCUoNI
2014 JGP Ljubljana FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUYhjSAgdQ8

2014 JGP.Zagreb SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEb10TGlY_I
2014 JGP Zagreb FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOohXglQHS8

2014 Nebelhorn SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfT5VtTZHJ4
2014 Nebelhorn FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieEdZOv5_iQ

2013-14:
SP: "Road of the Gypsies" by Nikolai Erdenko
FS: "Hip Hop Tango" by DJ

Highlights: 3rd at JGP Mexico, 4th at JGP Czech Republic, 12th at Junior Worlds

2014 Mentor Nestlé Nesquik Cup SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsn4bd_kIpk
2014 Mentor Nestlé Nesquik Cup FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bs-ZUFdegQM

2013 Junior Grand Prix Mexico (he won bronze here) SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaopZYAKOKU
2013 Junior Grand Prix Mexico FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPMoi_51UN4

2013 JGP Czech Skate SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkWnI2GKOtM
2013 JGP Czech Skate FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoY0WWBv_Hc


2012-2013:
SP:
Novice FS: "Hip Hop Tango" by DJ

Same tango FS, as a novice at the 2013 US Nationals:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtPilQuhSuY


COMPETITIVE HISTORY


CompetitionSPLPFinal
​Season 2019-2020
Challenge Cup 2020969 (192.74)
52st Golden Spin112015 (187.35)
Cup of Russia 201911
WD​
Internationaux de France 201981010 (193.66)
Nebelhorn Trophy 2019355 (205.11)
​Season 2018-2019
World Championship 2019152424 (205.28)
2019 Ice Mall Cup121 (238.61)
2019 European Championships61413 (217.17)
2018 Golden Spin of Zagreb464 (230.54)
2018-19 Israeli Championships1
2018 Internationaux de France de Patinage10910 (205.99)
2018 Skate Canada598 (225.89)
2018 CS Nebelhorn Trophy466 (189.03)
2018 CS Ondrej Nepela Trophy766 (197.90)
Season 2017-2018
2018 World Championships201820 (214.01)
2018 Olympic Winter Games181113 (251.44)
2018 European Championships26-26 (FNR)
2017 Ice Star of Minsk643 (219.75)
2017 Skate America5-​WD
2017 Rostelecom Cup121212 (183.79)
2017 US International Classic11910 (191.20)
Season 2016-2017
2017 Cup of Tyrol63​3 (220.18)
2017 World Junior Championships1626 (232.63)
2017 European Championships33-33 (FNR)
2016-17 Israeli Championships2
2016 Golden Spin of Zagreb17​2 (226.12)
2016 Cup of China2108 (213.51)
2016 Skate Canada575 (226.53)
2016 Finlandia Trophy141313 (160.97)
2016 Autumn Classic776 (189.90)
Season 2015-2016​
2016 World Junior Championships911 (236.65 )
2016 European Championships587 (232.08)
2015-16 Israeli Championships​2
ISU Junior Grand Prix Final 2015/16 Barcelonad555 (227.19)
2015 CS Mordovian Ornament Saransk122 (235.14)
2015 JGP Logrono 212 (227.19)
2015 CS US Internat. FS Classic Salt Lake City321 (223.67)
2015 JGP Colorado Springs722 (207.17)
2015 Philadelphia Summer International 311 (188.77)
Season 2014-2015
2015 World Junior Championships1258 (202.39)
2015 European Championships8910 (209.93)
2015 Israeli Championships--1 (-)
2014 Volvo Open Cup344 (183.47)
2014 Nebelhorn Trophy111111 (144.53)
2014 Tallinn Trophy222 (184.94)
2014 JGP Croatia Cup161616 (145.92)
2014 JGP Ljubljana Cup1078 (155.61)
Season 2013-2014​
2014 World Junior Championships171012(179.48)
2014 Junior Bavarian Open222 (165.66)
2014 Junior Mentor Nestle Nesquik Torun Cup111 (190.43)
2013 JGP Czech Skate944 (168.98)
2013 JGP Mexico Cup633 (182.89)
Season 2012-2013
2013 U.S. Novice National Championships444 (135.07)
2013 U.S. Pacific Coast Novice Sectionals111 (129.84)
2013 U.S. Southwest Pacific Novice Regionals111 (145.77)



Exhibitions and Galas

2016 Junior Worlds Gala
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FxRxjKABm4



Golden Skate Articles


Mar. 2016 -Samohin catapults to gold; makes history for Israel
Daniel Samohin of Israel vaulted from ninth place to grab a historic gold at Jr. Worlds 2016
http://www.goldenskate.com/2016/03/jw-men/


Jan. 2013 - Hiwatashi wins novice men’s title at 2013 US Nationals by Elvin Walker (Daniel finished fourth)
http://www.goldenskate.com/2013/01/h...-us-nationals/



Other interesting media:

March 2016 -Friends, colleagues remember late Pashkevich;
'Conscientious' coach big reason for Tutberidze, Samohin's success


Feb. 2016 -Risky program structure paying off for Samohin Interview

Jan. 2016 -Bratislava Rolls: Bychenko, Samohin make history at European Championships 2015

Sep. 2015 -Samohin puts on jumping display to claim title in Salt Lake

Sep. 2015-Miner in front following messy start to men's event in Salt Lake

Jul. 2015 -In every sense of the word, Samohin emulates Chan

"A Young Immigrant's Olympic Dream": A 2010 article on the US Dept. of Homeland Security website, about the Samohin family and their moves from Russia to Israel to the U.S.

"Etching Gold on Ice": Another article from 2010 that talks about Daniel's skating accomplishments and what it is like for him to be coached by his father
 
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Daniel caught my eye on the JGP last season, and I was very impressed with him at the Euros. :cheer: Consistency is an issue, but I think he is a very good performer, with interesting programs and a lot of potential. He seems to be friendly with everyone he meets as well. Good luck in seniors, Daniel!
 

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The family has interested me since I saw Daniel at US Nationals win fourth in novices in 2013.

He did so well at Europeans this season! Congratulations to Daniel for getting a GP next season!

You might want to add his competititive info from
http://tracings.net/samo-dani.html and his ISU bio



 
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The family has interested me since I saw Daniel at US Nationals win fourth in novices in 2013.

He did so well at Europeans this season! Congratulations to Daniel for getting a GP next season!

You might want to add his competititive info from
http://tracings.net/samo-dani.html and his ISU bio

I edited my post.


I forgot about these...it's really uncanny!
 

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Looking good :clap:

I had not seen the Chan impressions before! Too funny :laugh2:
 

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Daniel won the Philadephia Summer International competition today with a score of 188.77.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CKOMcAYWIAA9gUS.jpg

Video of his SP (same Scorpions program from last season). The FS hasn't been uploaded yet. Kind of a rough skate, but I imagine his wasn't the only one.

https://www.facebook.com/TheSkatingLesson/videos/vb.281547475300561/734781349977169/?type=2&theater

Lynn Rutherford ‏@LynnRutherford 2h2 hours ago
Daniel Samohin hit quad toe, quad Sal & triple Axel to start his free, then missed a few. 125.36 Hey, it's July. #PSIC


I didn't even realize this competition was happening now, but congratulations to Daniel!
 

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I like it that more skaters are trying to combine two diffrent quads :thumbsup:
 

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I'm all for ambition, but I think it might behoove the guys to establish a little consistency first. :hopelessness: Not just Daniel, but Moris K., Kovtun...who else is going for 3?
 

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I'm all for ambition, but I think it might behoove the guys to establish a little consistency first. :hopelessness: Not just Daniel, but Moris K., Kovtun...who else is going for 3?

..Hanyu, Boyang Jin ( he may even go for 4 !! )
 

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Daniel is on the entry list for the Colorado Springs JGP. Since he obviously can't do JGP and senior GP, I wonder which one is the mistake? If he is really planning 2 quads in his SP, then it sounds like he had every intent to go senior...and I hope that is the case.
 

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Daniel won the Philadephia Summer International competition today with a score of 188.77.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CKOMcAYWIAA9gUS.jpg

Video of his SP (same Scorpions program from last season). The FS hasn't been uploaded yet. Kind of a rough skate, but I imagine his wasn't the only one.

https://www.facebook.com/TheSkatingLesson/videos/vb.281547475300561/734781349977169/?type=2&theater

Lynn Rutherford ‏@LynnRutherford 2h2 hours ago
Daniel Samohin hit quad toe, quad Sal & triple Axel to start his free, then missed a few. 125.36 Hey, it's July. #PSIC


I didn't even realize this competition was happening now, but congratulations to Daniel!

New interview with Daniel - I love that they asked about his PChan impression :laugh2:

http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2015/07/20/137529082

And a nice interview with Alexei Krasnofzhon at the bottom as well.

We saw Daniel (& Alexei) @ the Philadelphia International Summer Competition (it's so much easier to say "Liberty") last month. Very impressive! :cheer:
 

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Daniel's Sherlock Holmes FS from Glacier Falls starts a little after 1:09 here:

http://web.icenetwork.com/video/topic/141353024/v338883783

Shame about the popped jumps, but for a new program, it's looking pretty good. Compared to some of the much more hyped skaters I saw there, I think Daniel's performance skills blows them away.
I saw this in person and was very impressed. I hadn't even really heard of Daniel before and he was a very confident performer - - but needs to relax more because his excitement threw off his quads. He's one of those skaters who you want to tell to take a chill pill so he doesn't hurt himself trying so hard to land them, especially early in the season.

If he really is skating in the jgp as I've seen listed elsewhere here (even though he already has senior gp?), he should do nicely for himself if he can skate Clean.
 

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Daniel will have a very busy September as he will compete at the JGP Colorado Springs this week, the US International Classic 2 weeks after that, and the JGP Logrono at the end of the month. I hope this will help him build up some much-needed consistency. Looking at the rosters for the 2 JGPs, a medal is within reach for him if he can skate like he did at the Euros. Last year's JGP didn't go so well, unfortunately. But I'm sure he has made improvements, and I believe he can do it!
 

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Congrats to Daniel on his first JGP medal, a silver! Better than I even expected! :clap: Super effort and performance!

edit - this is actually his 2nd JGP medal...he won bronze in 2013 in Mexico. I should keep better track of these things. :eek::
 
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His cheerful demeanor during the medal ceremony was a great highlight! Congrats and awesome comeback!
 

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I really enjoyed Daniel's pefromances. He's currently my favorite junior because of his performance abilities, even more than Nathan and Sota. I hope he will straighten out his jumps because they knock the wind out of his programs a little bit and both his programs are so entertaining!
 

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So, the kid did it...he won GOLD!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HaHputSdx8

On the podium (better pics will come soon, I'm sure):

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CPO68ioUwAAdARD.jpg

I just read on Twitter (per @Lynnrutherford) that the Israeli fed asked Daniel to step down from the senior grand prix and stay jr. for another year - wonder how he felt about that? They'd better support this boy, because he could be the best thing that ever happened to them.
 
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