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Karina Akopova & Nikita Rakmanin

GoneWithTheWind

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Dec 7, 2018
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Karina Akopova (Russian: Карина Акопова) was born June 16, 2003 and Nikita Rakmanin (Russian: Никита Рахманин) was born May 4, 1999. Together, they are pairs skaters representing Russia.
They teamed up in 2020 and are the 2021 CS Denis Ten Memorial and 2021 Budapest Trophy champions.

They train in Sochi and are coached by Fedor Klimov and Dmitri Savin.

Karina previously skated with Timofey Kuznetsov and Maxim Shagalov. Nikita previously skated with Elena Ivanova, Nadezhda Labazina and Sofia Buzaeva.

ISU Bio:
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All Skaters Bios:
Karina: https://allskaters.info/karina_akopova/
Nikita: https://allskaters.info/nikita_rakhmanin/

Rink Results Pages:
Karina: http://www.rinkresults.com/skater?skater_id=34008
Nikita: http://www.rinkresults.com/skater?skater_id=25392

Skating Scores Page:
https://skatingscores.com/rus/pairs/karina_akopova_nikita_rakhmanin/


Personal Best Scores
Personal Best Total Score195.862021 CS Denis Ten Memorial Trophy
Personal Best Short Program Score70.332021 CS Denis Ten Memorial Trophy
Personal Best Free Skating Score125.532021 CS Denis Ten Memorial Trophy

Programs:
2021/2022
SP: The Phantom of the Opera by Nadim Naaman
FS: Stayin' Alive by Bee Gees; How Deep Is Your Love by Bee Gees

2020/2021
SP: Limelight; Theme from Modern Times; Modern Times by J-Five
FS: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy; Fall On My by Andrea Bocelli and Matteo Bocelli

Results:
Videos linked in results
CompetitionSP FSTotal ScoreFinal Placement
Season 2021-2022
2022 Russian Nationals7 (73.06)6 (137.71)210.776
4 Stage of the Russian Cup 20212 (73.14)3 (128.78)201.922
Denis Ten Memorial Challenge 20211 (70.33)1 (125.53)195.861
Budapest Trophy 20211 (68.10)1 (133.02)201.121
1st Stage of the Russian Cup 20213 (69.50)3 (124.07)193.573
Season 2020-2021
Russian Cup final 20215 (57.99)5 (113.80)171.795
Russian Championship 20218 (65.44)6 (129.33)194.777
4th Stage of the Russian Cup 20205 (68.01)5 (128.74)196.755
1st Stage of the Russian Cup 20203 (65.67)4 (113.95)179.624
 
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gordana

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Sep 17, 2015
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Russia
Thank you for starting the theard for this team. :thank:
I think, it would be interesting for the people to know that Karina Akopova tried to skate with Hector Giotopoulos-Moore of Australia, but wasn't released by RusFed, because they didn't want another Ekaterina Aleksandrovskaya, successful and competitive to Russian teams.
One more curious fact is that Karina and Nikita train in Sochi under Fedor Klimov and Dmitri Savin and they are the only Russian senior team in that international pairs squad.
 

GoneWithTheWind

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Dec 7, 2018
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Thank you for starting the theard for this team. :thank:
I think, it would be interesting for the people to know that Karina Akopova tried to skate with Hector Giotopoulos-Moore of Australia, but wasn't released by RusFed, because they didn't want another Ekaterina Aleksandrovskaya, successful and competitive to Russian teams.
One more curious fact is that Karina and Nikita train in Sochi under Fedor Klimov and Dmitri Savin and they are the only Russian senior team in that international pairs squad.
That's really interesting that Karina was going to potentially train in Australia. I'm glad both she and Hector have found other partners to be successful with.
I'll add the information about Karina and Nikita's coaches to the OP.
 

skylark

Gazing at a Glorious Great Lakes sunset
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Aug 12, 2014
Country
United-States
I fell in love with this team when I first saw them do their FS to the Beegees. They have so much personality on the ice and charisma. And I really love their throw jumps. Such confident landings! thank you for making this FF!
 

PavelSky

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Feb 27, 2021
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Russia
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BlissfulSynergy

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Sep 1, 2020
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Olympics
Thank you for starting the theard for this team. :thank:
I think, it would be interesting for the people to know that Karina Akopova tried to skate with Hector Giotopoulos-Moore of Australia, but wasn't released by RusFed, because they didn't want another Ekaterina Aleksandrovskaya, successful and competitive to Russian teams.
One more curious fact is that Karina and Nikita train in Sochi under Fedor Klimov and Dmitri Savin and they are the only Russian senior team in that international pairs squad.
So they will only release someone they think isn't as talented?

Isn't there a Russian lady skating with Magyar of Hungary? Did she get her release because her talent wasn't as valued?
 

gordana

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Sep 17, 2015
Country
Russia
Isn't there a Russian lady skating with Magyar of Hungary? Did she get her release because her talent wasn't as valued?
Ioulia Schchetinina is of Russian heritage, born in Nizhny Novgorod, but as a skater she is totally Swiss. Her family moved to Switzerland in her early childhood and she began skating there and represented Switzerland with Noah Scherer until 2017/2018. So she got her release from the Swiss fed.
 

LadyB

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Joined
Jan 7, 2016
Karina spoke about their trainings camp in Kislovodsk


Google translation:

" 'We are preparing gradually, distributing the load. There are a lot of runs, so that we have enough for the season. At the trainings camp, we skated a lot of programme layouts, and we trained with parachutes.'

The skater also noted the active participation of the bronze medallist of the 2019 Russian Championships in ice dancing and now coach Sofya Evdokimova in preparing the pair.

Karina: 'I think yes, she is growing as a coach. When she first joined us, she had no experience with adult athletes as such. We gradually got to know each other. We practise choreography in the hall, dancing, gliding and choreography in programmes, work on hands.' "

And here's the full interview:

Google translate:

Figure skaters of the Russian national team sports couple Karina Akopova and Nikita Rakhmanin paid great attention to physical training at the training camp in Kislovodsk. Akopova told TASS about this on Thursday.

The skaters were at the training camp in Kislovodsk from 17 to 31 July.

“We are preparing gradually, distributing the load. We run a lot so that we have enough for the season, at the training camp in Kislovodsk we skated a lot of program layouts, trained with parachutes,” Akopova said.

The figure skater also noted the active participation of the bronze medalist of the 2019 Russian Championship in ice dancing, coach Sofya Evdokimova, in preparing the pair. “I think yes, she is growing as a coach, when she came to us, she didn’t have any experience with adult athletes as such. She gradually got to know us, and we got to know her. We have choreography with her in the hall, dancing, gliding and choreography in programs, work on hands," she added.

Akopova, 19, Rakhmanin, 23, the pair train in Sochi under the guidance of the 2014 Olympic champion in the team tournament Fyodor Klimov. At the Russian Championships in December 2021, Akopova and Rakhmanin placed sixth.
 
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LadyB

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Jan 7, 2016
Karina has a back injury, which will now be examined.
Speedy, but mainly thorough, recovery, babe! ❤️❤️❤️


Google translate:

Karina Akopova will be examined in Moscow due to a back injury​

Russian figure skater Karina Akopova , paired with Nikita Rakhmanin , will be examined in Moscow.
The day before, Akopova and Rakhmanin withdrew from the fourth stage of the Russian Grand Prix before the free program due to an injury to their partner.
“At the warm-up, Karina grabbed her back, I had to withdraw. This injury was already bothering her, there was an exacerbation. Karina remains in Moscow for examination and treatment, ”said the couple’s coach Fedor Klimov .



Published by Anna Lapteva
Source - TASS
 
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