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Ilia Malinin

cheerknithanson

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Joined
Jul 13, 2014
Country
United-States
Ilia Malinin is a men’s single skater representing the USA. He was born on December 2, 2004 in Fairfax, VA.

At the senior level, Ilia won the silver medal at 2022 U.S. Nationals. He is the 2022 US Classic champion and the 2021 CS Cup of Austria bronze medalist, at the senior level. He is the first skater to ratify a quad axel in competition, which he landed at the 2022 US Classic.

At the junior level, he is the 2022 Junior World champion, the 2021 JGP France I champion and the 2021 JGP Austria champion, and has qualified for the 2021-22 Junior Grand Prix Final.

Malinin is coached by his parents, who were competitive figure skaters, representing Uzbekistan. His mother, Tatiana Malinina, is the 1999 ISU Four Continents and Grand Prix Final Champion. His father is Roman Skorniakov. He also lists Rafael Arutunian as his coach.

ISU Bio
http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00108049.htm

USFS Fan Zone Bio
https://usfigureskatingfanzone.com/sports/figure-skating/roster/ilia-malinin/529

Wikipedia
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ilia_Malinin

Rinkresults
http://185.101.35.14/skater?skater_id=12083

ISU Personal Bests

Personal Best Total Score280.37ISU GP Skate America 2022
Personal Best Score Short Program100.16ISU World Championships 2022
Personal Best Score Free Skating194.29ISU GP Skate America 2022


Programs
2022-23

SP: I Put A Spell On You by Garou, Screamin' Jay Hawkins
FS: Euphoria (soundtrack) by Labrinth

2021-22

SP: "Billie Jean" by David Cook
FS: "Nobody Knows" by Autograft; "Golden Age" by Woodkid; choreo by Nadezda Kanaeva, Irina Romanova

2022 U.S. Nationals
SP: not available
FS: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uqss8L7-DXg

2021 CS Cup of Austria
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHtX1EAfEpM
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_LBGkzhdsk

2021 JGP Linz
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_kWQ1BxZUA
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfI9pkjv9AA
Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbKvXjHQwxk

2021 JGP Courchevel 1
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7SaPnCwrzA
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpD30s952ko
Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZypdS59bTs

2021 Skate Milwaukee (junior)
SP:
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNJmyfeXPPA

2020-21

SP: "Billie Jean" by David Cook
FS: "Nobody Knows" by Autograft; "Golden Age" by Woodkid; choreo by Nadezda Kanaeva, Irina Romanova

2019-20
SP: "Make It Rain" by Ed Sheeran (from "Son of Anarchy" soundtrack)
FS: "Writing on the Wall" by Sam Smith ("Spectre" - James Bond soundtrack); choreo by Tatiana Malinina

2018-19

2018 Chesapeake Open
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQj40f2dSCo

2019 JGP Italy
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_L4zidhuTU
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BMF1gT2pJU

2019 JGP Lake Placid
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6shiFdplYJ8
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QYvVnIOwH4


COMPETITIVE HISTORY



EventSr/JrSPFSTotal
2022-23 season
2022-23 Grand Prix FinalSenior
Senior2 (85.57)1 (192.82)1 (278.39)
senior4 (86.08)1 (194.29)1 (280.37)
senior6 (71.84)1 (185.44)1 (257.28)
2021–22 season
World Junior Championships 2022Junior1 (88.99)1 (187.12)1 (276.11)
2022 World ChampionshipsSenior4 (100.16)11 (163.63)9 (263.79)
2022 US NationalsSenior
3 (103.46)​
2 (199.02)​
2 (302.48)
2021 CS Cup of AustriaSenior
13 (67.58)​
2 (154.97)​
3 (222.55)​
2021 JGP AustriaJunior
1 (81.31)​
1 (164.04)​
1 (245.35)​
2021 JGP France IJunior
1 (80.07)​
1 (134.57)​
1 (214.64)​
2020–21 season
2020 Skate AmericaSenior
7 (76.75)​
5 (143.56)​
5 (220.31)​
2019–20 season
2020 World Junior ChampionshipsJunior
13 (74.02)​
18 (121.95)​
16 (195.97)​
2020 Eastern Sectional Singles FinalJunior
3 (68.09)​
1 (134.08)​
2 (202.17)​
2019 JGP ItalyJunior
4
(72.19)​
7
(131.28)​
7
(203.47)​
2019 JGP United StatesJunior
3 (71.34)​
3 (130.38)​
4 (201.72)​
2019 Philadelphia Summer InternationalJunior
1 (71.50)​
1 (130.34)​
1 (201.84)​

Baby Pictures

2016 South Atlantic Regionals

2015 Eastern Sectionals

2015 South Atlantic Regionals
 
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skylark

Gazing at a Glorious Great Lakes sunset
Record Breaker
Joined
Aug 12, 2014
Country
United-States
Thanks for starting this FF! I only watched Ilia for the first time yesterday because you posted a link in the US Men's thread. I really look forward to watching his future programs now. :) I'd sort of brushed off comments by others suggesting he's a threat even for this year's Olympic team, although I'd read his interview where he said that's his present goal. Not brushing them off any more.

Also, his mom's history is very interesting, winning 4th at 1999 worlds at age 26, same as Maria Butyrskaya, who won. In those days, age 26 was practically considered geriatric for figure skating. Oh, wait .... :ROFLMAO:
 

cheerknithanson

Record Breaker
Joined
Jul 13, 2014
Country
United-States
Of course! I was thinking for a bit to make it, but I wasn't sure if I needed to add in all the scores, links, etc. So I asked and found out I didn't need to. He's from my home county so of course there's a bit of bias, but hey, hometown skaters doing well makes me very happy.

LOL I'm 26 right now.
 

cheerknithanson

Record Breaker
Joined
Jul 13, 2014
Country
United-States
Well, because of the criteria that the ISU put up, Ilia is going to the JGPF!!!!! I honestly wanted to dance yesterday when I found out, but I was at work, so I couldn’t without getting stares lol.
 

cheerknithanson

Record Breaker
Joined
Jul 13, 2014
Country
United-States
Ilia is first in the SP with 81.31. Hopefully he stays clean tomorrow. Don’t know if I can watch it or not.
 

Apple1078

Final Flight
Joined
Mar 6, 2020
Congratulations Ilia!:hap10:What was most impressive about this win was the strategy behind it. It was a mature performance where he just went for a 4T and 4S even though he could have gone for his full arsenal. But he understood the assignment. Great job!!!
 

yuki@thelake

Rinkside
Joined
Sep 24, 2021
Met Ilia when he was a young kid and immediately knew this boy has the talent.

At a young age he was a head above the competition, especially after winning the nationals at the juvenile level. I think it was only in the Boxborough MA Eastern Sectionals where he didn't qualify to the nationals when he was competing in novice men. It was a huge heartache for him, but at that time he was just learning his triples. He uncharacteristically fell on several triples. That was 2017.

Fast forward to this year where he has improved by leaps and bounds especially with his quads. His air position and jumping technique are so good. He was attempting 4 quads early in the season but it was a good decision to pare it down to only 2 that he has a higher probability of landing. Saw him in Skate Milwaukee in July this year at the Junior Cup and he wasn't able to do his planned 4 quads, only 2. In the Leesburg Championship Series, he did 2 quads.

He's got the right lineage. Coached by his mom and dad, mom Tatiana Malinina won the Grand Prix Final in 98-99 beating Slutskaya and Butryskaya. Ilia's Insta handle used to be lutzgod as that's the mom's expertise. In one competition this year, he told Jacob Sanchez that Jacob needs to get lessons with his mom to fix Jacob's lutz because the mom is so good at teaching that. Roman's (Ilia's dad) expertise is the flip.
 
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