Kristina Astakhova & Alexei Rogonov

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Kristina Andreyevna Astakhova (Russian: Кристина Андреевна Астахова) & Alexei Alexandrovich Rogonov (Russian: Алексей Александрович Рогонов) are pair skaters representing Russia.

Astakhova was born on 25 February 1997 in Moscow, Russia.

Rogonov was born on 6 June 1988 in Salsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (now Russia).

Before teaming up in June 2014 both of them skated with other partners: Kristina with Maxim Kurdiukov and Nikita Bochkov and Alexei with Anastasia Martiusheva and Sabina Imaikina.

They are silver medalists of the 2015 Winter Universiade, and winners of two Challenger Series events (the 2014 Volvo Open Cup and the 2014 Golden Spin of Zagreb). In February 2018 they participated in the XXIII Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang as a result of Ksenia Stolbova not being invited by the IOC to participate in the FS event.

Following the 2017/18 season Alexei Rogonov announced the split of the pair as a result of Kristina's retirement from figure skating and expressed his wish to continue skating with other partner. Later in the summer his teaming up with Amina Ustimkina was confirmed.

Kristina and Alexei's coach, Artur Dmitriev, is a two-time Olympic Pairs Champion: in 1992 with Natalia Mishkutionok and in 1998 with Oksana Kazakova.

Last updated on 30 October 2018 by Mohacz

ISU Bio
http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00015019.htm

Fskate.ru Bio
Kristina - http://www.fskate.ru/skaters/40.html
Alexei - http://www.fskate.ru/skaters/35.html

Wikipedia
Kristina - http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kristina_Astakhova
Alexei - http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexei_Rogonov

Social media
Kristina's VK - http://vk.com/id13874638
Kristina's Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/astakhovakristya/
Alexei's VK - http://vk.com/rogonov_alex
Alexei's Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/rogonov
Alexei's Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/rogonov_alex/

Personal Bests Scores pre 2018/2019 season


TypeScoreEvent
Total203.64ISU GP NHK Trophy 2017
SP71.62ISU World Championships 2018
SP Technical39.53ISU World Championships 2018
SP Component32.15ISU GP NHK Trophy 2017
FS133.17ISU GP NHK Trophy 2017
FS Technical67.46ISU GP Rostelecom Cup 2017
FS Component66.43ISU World Championships 2018

Programs and Videos
2017/2018
SP: "Adagio For Strings" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, "Requiem in D Minor" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, "O Fortuna" (from "Carmina Burana") by Carl Orff; choreo by Sergei Komolov
FS: "Another Day Of Sun" from "La La Land" (soundtrack) by Justin Hurwitz, "City Of Stars" from "La La Land" soundtrack by Justin Hurwitz, "Epilogue" from "La La Land" soundtrack by Justin Hurwitz; choreo by Sergei Komolov
Ex1: "Yuno and Avos" (opera) by Alexey Rybnikov
Ex2: "The Doll" - "Shatter Me" by Lindsey Stirling ft. Lzzy Hale

2018 World Championships
XXIII Winter Olympic Games
SP: http://fsnews.ru/page-al-og2018_pairs_sp.html (the page contains all the SPs. Scroll down to find Kristina & Alexei)
FS: http://fsnews.ru/page-al-og2018_pairs_fs.html (the same as above)​
2018 Russian Nationals
2017 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb
2017 Shanghai Trophy
SP: no SP skated in this event
FS: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pxgVuUxmdG4
2017 GP NHK
2017 GP Rostelecom Cup
2017 CS Ondrej Nepela Memorial
2017 Finlandia Trophy

2016/2017
SP2 "Io Ti Penso Amore" (from "Paganini vs Garrett") by David Garrett, feat. Nicole Scherzinger; choreo by Sergei Komolov, Alexei Zhelezniakov
FS: "The Storm" by Balazs Havas, Le Bien qui fait mal (from "Mozart L'Opera Rock"); choreo by Sergei Komolov, Alexei Zhelezniakov
Ex: "Eugene Onegin"

2017 Russian Nationals
2016 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb
2016 GP Rostelecom Cup
2016 GP Skate America
2016 CS Finlandia Trophy

2015/2016
SP: The Artist soundtrack; choreo by Sergei Komolov
FS: "Shatter Me" featuring Lzzy Hale, by Lindsey Stirling; choreo by Sergei Komolov
Ex: "Romans" (Ya Tebya Nikogda Ne Zabudu) by Ariana / Yunona and Avos (opera) by Alexey Rybnikov

2016 European Championships
2016 Russian Nationals
2015 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb
2015 GP Cup of China
2015 GP Skate America
2015 CS Nepela Trophy
2015 Russian Open Test Skate

New 2015/2016 season SP

2014/2015
SP: "Be Italian" (from "Nine") by Fergie
FS: "The Master and Margarita" (soundtrack) by Igor Korneliuk
Ex: "Romans" (Ya Tebya Nikogda Ne Zabudu) by Ariana

2015 World Championships
2014-15 Russian Cup Final
2015 Winter Universiade
2015 Russian Nationals
2015 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb
2015 GP Rostelecom Cup
2014 CS Volvo Open Cup
2014 Russian Test Skate

Competitive History​

Competition​
SP​
FS​
Final​
2017-2018 season
2018 World Championships
7 (71.62)​
9 (130.54)​
8 (202.16)​
XXIII Winter Olympic Games PyeongChang
10 (70.52)​
13 (123.93)​
12 (194.45)​
2018 Russian Nationals
4 (69.65)​
4 (128.76)​
4 (198.41)​
2017 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb
2 (66.30)​
2 (120.32)​
2 (186.62)​
2017 Shanghai Trophy
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4​
4 (125.75)​
2017 NHK Trophy
3​
3​
3 (203.64)​
2017 Rostelecom Cup
4​
3​
3 (199.11)​
2017 Finlandia Trophy
5​
5​
5 (176.88)​
2017 Ondrej Nepela Trophy
1​
2​
2 (191.12)​
2016-2017 Season
2017 Russian Championships
4​
4​
4 (198.79)​
2016 Golden Spin of Zagreb
2​
1​
2 (180.44)​
2016 Skate America
5​
6​
5 (174.52)​
2016 Rostelecom Cup
4​
3​
3 (188.74)​
2016 Finlandia Trophy
2​
2​
2 (169.10)​
2015-2016 Season
2016 European Championships
7​
7​
7 (174.72)​
2016 Russian Championships
4​
4​
4 (206.39)​
2015 Golden Spin of Zagreb
2​
2​
2 (206.39)​
2015 Cup of China
6​
5​
5 (173.36)​
2015 Skate America
7​
8​
7 (157.97)​
2015 Ondrej Nepela Trophy
3​
1​
2 (185.00)​
2014-2015 Season
2015 World Championships
13​
9​
10 (173.58)​
2015 Winter Universiade
2​
2​
2 (174.87)​
2015 Russian Championships
6​
4​
4 (174.52)​
2014 ISU GP Rostelecom Cup
3​
4​
3 (164.86)​
2014 Golden Spin of Zagreb
1​
1​
1 (184.24)​
2014 CS Volvo Open Cup
1​
1​
1 (170.34)​

Golden Skate articles and threads
December 2017 GS Article by Tatjana Flade: "Astakhova and Rogonov eye Russian Nationals podium"
May 2015 GS Article by Tatjana Flade: "Astakhova & Rogonov Seize Opportunities"

Other Articles
May 2016 interview. It is pretty long one: "Kristina Astakhova - Alexei Rogonov "before inserting into the program a quadruple skill, it is necessary to perfectly execute the triple"
March 2016 "Astakhova / Rogonov: we know about our disadvantages"
Interview about their 2016-2017 SP to "Onegin"
Interview with Artur Dmitriev on their new programs for 2015-16
2014 Report on their win at Golden Spin of Zagreb

Videos with previous partners
Kristina Astakhova & Maxim Kurdyukov
2013 Russian Nationals SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIi5_9Ds5fk
Kristina Astakhova & Nikita Bochkov
Anastasia Martiusheva & Alexi Rogonov

Miscellanea
2015 Exhibition in Honor of Victory Day, Russia's Dream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrnNGW99MBg
 
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ragdoll

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I just logged in thinking of starting a thread for them but you beat me to it. I like their style and both their SP and FS and I hope they do well at their first Worlds'. I'm an old Artur Dmitriev fan and hope he succeeds as a coach with this pair. His influence is clearly visible in the choreography.
 

silverfoxes

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I like this pair a lot too - they are so charismatic, especially him. It's really impressive how well they have done with less than a year together. And their programs are fantastic.
 

MsLiinaLii

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I actually love her as well. She has improved a lot and she just turned 18 like 3 days ago!
 

daphenaxa

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I discovered this pair at the WC15 and they are super cool :)
Here is their short program (here is them at COR)
Here is their free skate

It is crazy how good they are because they teamed up only in June 2014! They are coached by Artur Dmitriev so I am sure they are going to get even better.

Here is their new SP for next season
And here is them having fun on a rooftop :)

I hope they can make the team next year! Love them :love:
 

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I like this pair very much. I love their quirky style and I hope they never change that. :cheer:
 

daphenaxa

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I know I love their style! They are also very powerful. You can really sense the Dmitriev influence in their skating
 

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A May 2015 Exhibition in Honor of Victory Day, Russia's Dream was the event where there presented their new SP?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrnNGW99MBg



I just updated their OP with more program links and links to a performance or two with previous partners.
 
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Spiral

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Thanks for posting this! I thought they had a really original free skate this season, and it was interesting to learn about the new one for the next season. And, yes, it was really lucky that they had a chance to go to Worlds, and now they'll have two guaranteed GP assignments. The pairs competition is steep in Russia, but I keep hoping against hope that they'll be able to go to Euros and Worlds this year.
 

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They seem to have a very good attitude! I have hopes for them!
 

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Today is Alexei's birthday! So I wish him a happy day and a good season ahead. :) :party: :hb:

It was quite poignant for me to read in their last interview about their bad luck in the beginning of the season: they tried to get tech minimums in case they got a chance to go to Euros and Worlds, but one B competition was cancelled, and the other they won, but their marks weren't counted towards the tech minimums because not enough countries were represented there (I guess somebody else withdrew). But then their luck turned. First they got an invitation to Cup of Russia as substitutes and won the bronze medal there, alongside the tech minimums, and then they got to use these tech minimums at Worlds when Stolbova and Klimov decided not to go. And, of course, by placing in the top 10 at Worlds they got two guaranteed spots at the GP in the coming season. May this good luck stay with them!!!
 
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