Evgeni Semenenko | Golden Skate

Evgeni Semenenko


Record Breaker
Jan 14, 2016
Evgeni Stanislavovich Semenenko (Russian: Евгений Станиславович Семененко)- (born 26 July 2003, in St. Petersburg, Russia) is a Russian figure skater. He is the 2021 Skate Canada bronze medalist and a two-time Russian national champion (2023-24). He placed in the top eight at the 2021 World Championships. He was the best result of Russia at 2022 Winter Olympics, placing 8th all-around. On the junior level, he is the 2021 Russian junior national champion.

Evgeni is coached by Alexei Mishin and Tatiana Mishina.

Biographical Information

ISU Bio:





Golden Skate media profile:

Personal Best Scores
Personal Best Total Score274.13XXIV Olympic Winter Games 2022
Personal Best Score Short Program99.04ISU European Championships 2022
Personal Best Score Free Skating178.37XXIV Olympic Winter Games 2022

SP: Le Clown by Bruno Pelletier; choreo by Nikita Mikhailov
FS: Romeo and Juliet (soundtrack); choreo by Benoît Richaud

SP: "Adagio in G minor" by Tomaso Albinoni; choreo. by Adam Solya
FS: "Trust Fund Baby;" "Good Boy Gone Bad"

SP:What Is It About Her? by Nadim Naaman
FS: The Master and Margarita (soundtrack) by Igor Korneliuk

SP: The City Which Doesn't Exist (from Bandit Petersburg) by Igor Kornelyuk; choreo by Nikita Mikhaylov
FS: Notre-Dame de Paris by Riccardo Cocciante; choreo by Nikita Mikhaylov

SP: Tequila by The Champs; choreo. by Tatiana Prokofieva
FS: Preliator by Globus; choreo. by Tatiana Prokofieva

SP: Grande Amore by Il Volo; choreo. by Tatiana Prokofieva
FS: Preliator by Globus; choreo. by Tatiana Prokofieva

SP: Billie Jean, Beat It by Michael Jackson; choreo. by Tatiana Prokofieva
FS: Don Juan DeMarco by Michael Kamen; choreo by Adam Solya


Program Videos

2022 Winter Olympics
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-5PcXySgFo

2022 European Championships
SP: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qfMyO8dG7Wo

2021-22 Russian Nationals
SP: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VmTZhw1cDWE
FS: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=U1OCrdUkjJU


2021 World Championships
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVcic55aq4g
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JO43BSiiKDw

2021 Russian Cup Final
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2SRyZTA3i8
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDrkdys2er8

2021 Russian Junior Nationals
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eteCpRc3lGQ
FP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__bpyYopAuo

2020 Rostelecom Cup
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxuISIDwVpg
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utv8b5xONrM


2019 Russian Cup Final
SP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRKDuxs5vkg

2019 St. Petersburg qualifier for Elder Age Nationals
SP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61PPROklmL0
FP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAUZhICGznQ

2018 Championship of St. Petersburg
SP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTsbpPKUniU
FP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWdlXMWP1q0

2018 5th Stage of Cup of Russia
SP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaPMyukUz_I
FP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AS_b17Oj5Bw

2018 Panin Memorial
SP https://youtu.be/zcLtHS9_N5E?t=20674
FP https://youtu.be/u2E_jPOLeVQ?t=19673


2017 Russian Cup Final
SP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBvdgGWS4-A
FS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKa7TNjvOXc

2017 Russian Junior Championships
SP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aya2J0NqNgQ
FS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juJvcAofyeM

2016 4th stage of Russian Cup
SP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9jMvmw0Frc
FS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45G_OeJiKow

2016 2nd stage of Russian Cup
SP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INFmJRrzmCo
FS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MynOxEF2H78


2016 Junior Russian Nationals
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiE7pNstC2U

Interview and Articles
2021 Video Interview with Channel 1 Russia:

2021 Article with Neva Sport:

Original Post
He is one of the youngest skaters who do 3A and has expression in his skating.

I dont know what to put here else, because he will be eligible for JGP only in the next season. No bio on ISU yet.

He grew up, especially his legs, but I hope it won't bother him.
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Match Penalty
Dec 24, 2015
his legs grew and his skating skills have deteriorated
but good news is he still has his triple axels.

The Finn

Record Breaker
Feb 27, 2015
I haven't heard how he did at the test skate event but based on the fact that he is still been assigned to JGP Austria he must have done pretty good. So, it looks like he will do his JGP debut soon.


Record Breaker
Jan 14, 2016
Seems like Evgeni still can't handle his new legs.

At least his stsq was the best at the field. Really nice footwork, but not enough speed.


Apr 5, 2017
He really stood out for me as someone who skates with a lot of passion. Hope he'll go clean in the Free.


Record Breaker
Dec 28, 2005
Cup of Russia V --Nov 21-22, 2018
SP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaPMyukUz_I
FP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AS_b17Oj5Bw

Championship of St. Petersburg--Dec 11-12, 2018
SP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTsbpPKUniU
FP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWdlXMWP1q0

St. Petersburg qualifier for Elder age--Feb 8-9, 2019
SP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61PPROklmL0
FP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAUZhICGznQ

Evgeny has qualified for the Russian Championships Elder Age which takes place at the beginning of April!


Thanks for skating, Lyosha!
Record Breaker
Feb 2, 2019
Some pre-Worlds interviews with Zhenya appeared. The most exhaustive one comes from nevasport.ru:

What you need to know about Semenenko, who is going to the 2021 World Cup

The Russian Figure Skating Federation made a bold and honest decision: it handed a ticket to the World Championships to 17-year-old Evgeny Semenenko,who sensationally turned out to be the best in the final of the Cup of the country. On the shoulders of the young athlete lay a difficult task: on the debut tournament for himself he will fight for the Olympic quota.

Not much is known about the talented junior: this year he won at one of the stages of the Russian Cup, and also took gold at the junior championship. If ISU had not abolished the UPM, Evgeny would have been the first number of the national team on it, but the cards were different: instead of the junior tournament Semenenko will go to the adult.
After the Championship of Russia, the athlete did not think about a ticket to the main start: he said that he set himself only one goal - to be on the list of the main team. It turns out that Evgeny not only coped with the task, but also exceeded it. In this light, it seems particularly interesting that Semenenko could not become a figure skater at all: at first he planned to go to athletics. The athlete lived in Pushkin and could not go to ice training in Jubilee, while the track and field section was right by his side. However, when Evgeny came to the screening, he was not only refused, but also kicked out in a rather rigid form - said that the athlete will not come out of it.

After that, Semenenko still found himself on the rink: according to him, figure skating was chosen on the residual principle - to do at least something. At the time of the first training, Zhenya was five years old, and the figure, fortunately, quickly fascinated him.
The figure skater was not immediately in Alexei Mishin's group: he started his way under the guidance of Svetlana Franzusova, and in the team of the Professor was by the age of eight. The decision to change the coach was made for simple reasons: it was necessary to move on, to go to a new level. But the main mentor of Evgeny was not Himself Alexey Nikolaevich, and his wife, Tatiana Mishin.
"When I was a kid, my main coaches were Tatiana Mishin in the children's group - she is still the most important person for me, Oleg Tataurov and Veronika Dayneko, choreographer Agatha Smorodin. They all played a very important role in my career,"Semenenko recalled in an interview with Sport24.

Athletes often talk about the warm and friendly atmosphere in Mishin's group, and Evgeny confirms these words. Now several specialists work with him - Alexey and Tatiana Mishin, Tatiana Prokofieva, Artur Gachinski. According to Evgeny, coaches always support him and know how to find the right words to tune in to competitions.

It is noteworthy that Semenenko found Mishin athletes of completely different eras: he joined the team of the Professor, when it trained Yevgeny Plushenko with Artur Gachinski in the senior group and Alexey Krasnozhon with Makar Ignatov - in the junior. Now Evgeny calls Plushenko and Gachinski skaters, which cause him admiration. He is not shy to include in this list and those with whom the rink shares: Mikhail Kolyada and Elizaveta Tuktamysheva.
The arrival of Kolyada was a great success for Semenenko: he had a world-class sparring partner, and the coach uses it in his work. As Evgeny said, in training Mishin arranges jumping battles between him and Kolyada: they go to one element together and see who will cope better. Such rivalry, according to the athlete, helps to always maintain motivation and fighting mood.

Less than two weeks separate Semenenko from the moment when together with Kolyada he will enter the ice arena of Stockholm at the first World Championship in his life. He and Mikhail will become both rivals and partners: Mishin's group faces a serious task - to win the third quota for the Olympic Games. To do this, it is necessary that the sum of their final seats does not exceed 13 - a condition not easy, but doable.


Thanks for skating, Lyosha!
Record Breaker
Feb 2, 2019
Some pictures of Zhenya and Team Russia after winning the gold 🥇at WTT 2021:

Wow, what a season he's had! :yahoo: Zhenya really couldn't have done any better in his first international senior season, and it wasn't just pure luck either. He earned his starting places at Worlds and WTT fair and square with his consistent performances. Now let's hope that he will get that PCS boost next year, just in time for the Olympics (dream big, right? :biggrin:).


Thanks for skating, Lyosha!
Record Breaker
Feb 2, 2019
I usually don't watch Exhibition Galas, but tonight while doing some chores I had the WTT gala on in the background. Zhenya came up first (very entertaining program by the way) and I had the second figure skating fashion-related flashback within a couple of days. :drama:

Zhenya's shirt seemed oddly familiar...

Still, I couldn't quite place it. In the Mishin 80.0 show Zhenya had skated in a yellow shirt, of that much I was sure. So where had I seen that shirt before?
Wait a moment, the Mishin 80.0 show.... The Professor!!!
Am I dreaming or is that the same shirt? It even looks like the same tie! :laugh::laugh::laugh: This is utterly hilarious and quite endearing at the same time.


Thanks for skating, Lyosha!
Record Breaker
Feb 2, 2019
Lol, someone posted the shirt photos to the Russian FSO board and someone else apparently took them from there and posted them to their instagram stories where Evgeni saw them. He said that there was no special story about the matching shirts, just that he didn't bring a costume for the gala. :laugh: So, shirt mystery solved.
Well, if Zhenya continues to skate like that, he better get used to being invited to exhibition galas and bringing the costumes! :biggrin:

Edit: Now the St. Petersburg Fed got wind of it. They have better photos than me, though. https://www.instagram.com/p/COGYodZJ4Eq/?igshid=1pba9v525jol6
Still, I spotted it first and you fellow Golden Skaters are my witnesses. :ROFLMAO:
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