Maria Sotskova

LuisRollerArg

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Maria Romanovna Sotskova (Russian: Мария Романовна Сотскова) is a Russian figure skater. She was born 12 April 2000 in Reutov, Russia.

She is the 2017 Grand Prix Final silver medalist, a two-time Internationaux de France silver medalist (2016 and 2017), the 2016 NHK Trophy bronze medalist, the 2017 CS Finlandia Trophy champion, and the 2018 Russian national silver medalist. She placed 8th at the 2017 and 2018 World Figure Skating Championships and at the 2018 Winter Olympics. She also placed 4th at the 2017 and 2018 Europeans. Earlier in her career, Sotskova won silver at the 2016 Winter Youth Olympics, silver at the 2016 World Junior Championships and gold at the 2013 Junior Grand Prix Final.

Although currently she is a full time student, she has not given up figure skating. She plans to be a choreographer in the future.

She is coached by Svetlana Sokolovskaia.

Updated 7 April 2020 by dorispulaski
Previously updated on 9 March 2019 by Mohacz


Biographical information

FSRussia.ru profile - http://fsrussia.ru/biografiya/90-sotskova-maria.html#личные-данные

ISU bio - http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00034440.htm

FSkate.ru bio (archived November 2019): http://web.archive.org/web/20191013155904/https://fskate.ru/skaters/1838.html

Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Sotskova

Rinkresults - http://www.rinkresults.com/skater?skater_id=695

Tracings.net info - http://tracings.net/sots-mari.html

Social Media

Maria's vk - https://vk.com/id64365858

Instagram - https://instagram.com/m_a_r_i_y_/


TypeScoreCompetition
Personal Best Total Score179.72ISU CS Golden Spin of Zagreb 2018
Personal Best Score Short Program61.76ISU GP Internationaux de France 2018
Personal Best Score Free Skating119.37ISU CS Golden Spin of Zagreb 2018



TypeScoreCompetition
Personal Best Total Score216.28ISU Grand Prix Final 2017/18
Personal Best Score Short Program74.00ISU Grand Prix Final 2017/18
Personal Best Score Free Skating142.28ISU Grand Prix Final 2017/18



Programs​

Note: Links in the EX field are to exhibition videos

SeasonShort ProgramFree SkateExhibition
2019/2020"To Build a Home"
by The Cinematic Orchestra, performed by Hattie Briggs;
choreo. by Nikolai Morozov
"Put a Spell on You" (from “Fifty Shades of Grey” soundtrack) by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins performed by Annie Lennox;
"Making It Real" (from “Fifty Shades Darker” soundtrack) by Danny Elfman;
"I Got You" (I Feel Good) (from “Fifty Shades Freed” soundtrack) by James Brown performed by Jessie J;
choreo. by Nikita Mikhailov
2018/2019Santana
choreo. by Peter Tchernyshev
Summertime by George Gershwin
choreo. by Peter Tchernyshev
Fever
Kalinka by Ivan Larionov
L-O-V-E by Natalie Cole
2017/2018Waltz from "Swan Lake"
choreo by Irina Tagaeva, Petr Tchernyshev
Clair de lune by Claude Debussy
choreo by Irina Tagaeva, Petr Tchernyshev
Kalinka by Ivan Larionov
2016/2017Butterflies Are Free by Alfred Schnittke
choreo by Irina Tagaeva, Petr Tchernyshev, Nikita Mikhailov
Adagio by Alfred Schnittke
choreo by Irina Tagaeva, Petr Tchernyshev, Nikita Mikhailov
All by Myself, performed by Celine Dion
2015/2016Black Magic Woman performed by Carlos Santana
choreo. by Nadezda Kanaeva, Ilona Protasenia
Romeo and Juliet:The Young Juliet and Montagues and Capulets by Sergei Prokofiev
choreo. by Vera Arutyunyan
Writing's on the Wall by Sam Smith
2014/2015Winter from The Four Seasons by Vivaldi
choreo. by Ilona Protasenia
Funny Face by George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin; Breakfast at Tiffany's by Henry Mancini
choreo. by Vera Arutyunyan
Tous les garçons et les filles by Françoise Hardy
2013/2014SP1 Nuevo Tango by Viejos Aires
SP2 Winter from The Four Seasons by Vivaldi
choreo. by Ilona Protasenia
Pina soundtrack by Thomas Hanreich
choreo. by Ilona Protasenia
Nuevo Tango by Viejos Aires; choreo. by Ilona Protasenia
2012/2013Nuevo Tango by Viejos Aires
choreo. by Ilona Protasenia
Pina soundtrack by Thomas Hanreich
choreo. by Ilona Protasenia
N/A
2011/2012Nuevo Tango by Viejos Aires
choreo. by Ilona Protasenia
Nocturne No. 20 in C-sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
choreo. by Ilona Protasenia
N/A
2010/2011"Hipnotic" and "No More" by WildNocturne No. 20 in C-sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
choreo. by Ilona Protasenia
"Hipnotic" and "No More" by Wild
2009/2010"Hipnotic" and "No More" by Wild"The Countess Cathleen/Woman of the Sidhe" by Bill WhelanN/A




Competitive History and Videos Links


NOTE:
Rows in azure - Russian domestic competitions.
Links under score entries are to videos.
Links under competition names are to results documents.​


EventSPFSTSRank
2019/2020
2020 Russian ChampionshipsWDWDWDWD
2019 Internationaux de France11 (50.38)11 (94.51)144.8911th
2019 Denis Ten Memorial Challenge7 (49.80)8 (84.77)134.578th
2019 CS Ondrej Nepela Memorial10 (48.93)7 (106.32)155.259th
2018/2019
2019 Winter Universiade7 (58.43)6 (11.67)170.207th
2019 Russian Nationals12 (65.73)16 (114.17)179.9016th
2018 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb5 (60.35)5 (119.37)179.725th
2018 GP Internationaux de France5 (61.76)7 (115.83)177.597th
2018 GP NHK9 (60.75)9 (116.24)176.999th
2018 CS Finlandia TrophyWD
2017/2018
2018 World Championships5 (71.80)9 (124.81)196.618th
XXIII Winter Olympic Games PyeongChang 201812 (63.86)7 (134.24)198.108th
2018 European Championships4 (68.70)3 (132.11)200.814th
2018 Russian Nationals2 (76.39)2 (145.37)221.762nd
2017/18 GP Final Nagoya4 (74.00)2 (142.28)216.28
2nd
2017 Shanghai Trophy-128.183 (128.80)3rd
2017 GP Internationaux de France2 (67.79)2 (140.99)208.782nd
2017 GP Skate Canada International3 (66.10)2 (126.42)192.522nd
2017 CS Finlandia Trophy2 (67.69)1 (137.61)205.301st
2016/2017
2017 World Championships6 (69.76)11 (122.44)192.208th
2017 European Championships4 (72.17)5 (120.35)192.524th
2017 Russian Nationals2 (74.39)3 (145.51)219.903rd
2016/17 Grand Prix Final6 (65.74)5 (133.05) 198.795th
2016 GP NHK Trophy2 (69.96)3 (125.92) 195.883rd
2016 TGP Trophée de France3 (68.71)2 (131.64) 200.352nd
2016 CS Ondrej Nepela Trophy2 (61.58)1 (128.38)189.961st
2015/2016
2016 Youth Spartakiad of Russia 2 (65.33)2 (126.37)191.702nd
2016 Junior World Championships3 (64.78)3 (123.94)188.722nd
2016 Youth Olympic Games8 (53.40)2 (116.10)169.502nd
2016 Russian Junior Nationals2 (67.70)2 (124.11)191.812nd
2016 Russian Nationals8 (66.14)4 (135.18)201.325th
2015/16 JGP Final4 (62.64)2 (121.37)184.012nd
2015 CS Tallinn Trophy1 (64.82)1 (121.48)186.301st
2nd stage of the Cup of Russia 20151 (59.18)1 (130.20)189.381st
2015 JGP Austria2 (62.97)1 (122.47)185.441st
2015 JGP Latvia2 (62.73)1 (121.72)184.451st
2014/2015
2015 Junior World Championships10 (53.95)5 (115.09)169.045th
2015 Russian Junior Nationals2 (65.93)3 (120.37)186.302nd
2015 Russian Nationals8 (61.66)6 (124.40)186.066th
2014/15 JGP Final Barcelona4 (62.28)4 (113.71)175.994th
4th stage of the Cup of Russia3 (65.69)4 (123.85)189.543rd
2014 JGP Croatia2 (58.48)1 (112.33)170.811st
2014 JGP Estonia2 (52.06)2 (107.61)159.672nd
2014 Moscow Open ChampionshipsSPFS173.142nd
2013/2014
2014 Russian Junior Nationals2 (64.26)2 (127.43)191.692nd
2013/14 JGP Final1 (61.29)1 (115.46)176.751st
4th stage of the Cup of Russia1 (67.18)3 (115.97)183.152nd
2013 JGP Czech Republic3 (57.74)2 (107.85)165.592nd
2013 JGP Latvia1 (59.45)2 (107.04)166.492nd
2012/2013
2013 Russian Elder Age Championships1 (64.14)2 (122.11)186.252nd
2013 Youth Spartakiad of Russia (basic novice)2 (58.30)2 (104.86)163.162nd
2013 Junior Championships Selections (CFD, NFD and SFD) - 3rd stage of the 6th Winter Youth Spartakiade - basic noviceSPFS177.781st
2013 Russian Junior Nationals7 (58.83)3 (122.29)181.123rd
5th stage of the Cup of Russia 20122 (59.95)2 (106.22)166.172nd
4th stage of the Cup of Russia 20123 (61.92)4 (110.55)172.473rd
2012 Maria Butyrskaya PrizesSPFS169.781st
2012 Prizes of the President of Moscow Figure Skating Federation (FFKK)SPFS170.37VC
2012 Moscow Open ChampionshipsSPFS149.073rd
2011/2012
2012 Russian Younger Age Championship (novice)SPFS200.954th
2012 Championships of Moscow (younger Age)SPFS205.041st
4th ROM Open Cup 2012 (girls 1)SPFS162.201st
E.A. Tchaikovsky 2012 prizes (girls 1)SPFS154.621st
2011 4th Stage Russian Cup5 (46.90)5 (97.07)143.975th
2011 Maria Butyrskaya PrizesSPFS147.042nd
2011 Prizes of the President of Moscow Figure Skating FederationSPFS150.671st
2011 Moscow Open ChampionshipsSPFS104.0018th
2010/2011
2011 Russian Younger Age Championships (novice)SPFS174.082nd
2011 Moscow Younger Age Championships (novice)SPFS169.281st
2010 Volkov Memorial (novice)SPFS119.791st
2009/2010
2010 Crystal Skate (novice)SPFS120.682nd
2010 Russian Younger Age Championships (novice)SPFS160.583rd
2010 Moscow Younger Age Championships (novice)SPFS152.132nd
2009 Prizes of the President of Moscow Figure Skating Federation (FFKK) - noviceSPFS89.936th
2008/2009
2009 Moscow Younger Age Championships (novice)SPFS103.7318th
2008 Prizes of the President of Moscow Figure Skating Federation (FFKK) - novice girlsSPFS77.7214th


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Original Post 08-01-2014 by LuisRollerArg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ah6n2f5m0JU (first SP 2013)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LI4AI8i_kDA (Sp for JGPF 2013-14)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPRAbYQJoHc (FS= stunning!! JGPF 2013-14)

I find Maria very different from other Russian girls ... she is so elegant, so stylish, very interesting musical choices for a 14 years old little girl (Pina, Vivaldi), and she suits perfectly .. she will be a candidate in 2018 or 2022 medal olympics , she going through growth and manages very well, she will surely dazzle us in subsequent seasons
GO MASHA!!
 
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Totentanz

Medalist
Joined
Feb 28, 2012
I'm already a fan :love: I loved all the three programs above but my favorite is the tango program she used before Vivaldi.
 

FSGMT

Record Breaker
Joined
Sep 10, 2012
I didn't think her Tango program suited her a lot, she is more a "subtle" skater and she wasn't able to express the Tango feeling very well, while Vivaldi worked perfectly for me, it was elegant and different from the rest, kind of strange but in a good way!
 

Sam-Skwantch

“I solemnly swear I’m up to no good”
Record Breaker
Joined
Dec 29, 2013
The SP at JGPF is so good and I know it is a potential love it/hate it outfit with very little in between but I loved it. Speaking of which didnt her feathers look really cool in the FS on all of her jumps and spins. I also loved how her FS turned into a tribal feel in the end culminating into her Beillman. Very unique. Love the individuality or at least creativity and willingness to be somewhat different.

She is very interesting and Ill keep my eye on her for sure. Do we have another JWC podium sweep with her,Serafima, and Evgenia. Wouldn't be too surprising but we can't forget Proklova too....this is getting messy at the junior level and soon they will be unleashed into the senior ranks. OMG...the carnage...:popcorn:
 

Meoima

Match Penalty
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Feb 13, 2014
To think that all these talented young girls will have to go through bloodbath for that 3 spots. :no: what will happen to Adelina when Tat finds a new favorite?
 

Sam-Skwantch

“I solemnly swear I’m up to no good”
Record Breaker
Joined
Dec 29, 2013
While I love that title. I think Polina Edmonds might be the next Kostner. It's entirely possible someone from the future returned and edited your title to save you embarrassment. :laugh:

Anyway....Maria is a gifted skater and I do see some Caro in her presentation. On top of that she seems to be very well rounded too which I think is crucial going forward where I expect consistency the make or break point in Ladies figure skating.
 

Li'Kitsu

Record Breaker
Joined
Dec 29, 2011
She is very interesting and Ill keep my eye on her for sure. Do we have another JWC podium sweep with her,Serafima, and Evgenia. Wouldn't be too surprising but we can't forget Proklova too....this is getting messy at the junior level and soon they will be unleashed into the senior ranks. OMG...the carnage...:popcorn:

Hey, not fair to put Proklova behind Medvedeva! :biggrin: Medvedeva ended up at JW instead of Proklova because of rules, not because she deserved it. It's still some time until the next season and I don't know how they skated recently, but Proklova is a better overall skater and should have better chances than Medvedeva next season.

Regarding Sotskova, she really is a stand-out regarding the young russian girls. I love her a little "strange" style and choreography :love: I'm actually really glad the younger 4 have to stay junior for another season, since russia already has Sotnikova, Lipnitskaya, Radionova, Pogorilaya, Tuktamysheva and Leonova in seniors. I already don't know who to root for now :laugh:
 

YLFan

Match Penalty
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Apr 3, 2014
I have some concerns about how Maria's body develops. I see her more like Eliza Tut type.

I notice Polina Edmunds seems to be getting bigger. I saw a recent picture next to Kostner and seems not much smaller. http://scontent-b.cdninstagram.com/...-15/10523592_1476911332552919_408185461_n.jpg

As far as how I see the other Rus current junior girls...

Serafima - I see her being similar to Pogorilya.

Medvedeva - Not sure if she will get above the Gosviani type level. Good but will be hard to be on the "A" team.

Proklova - My favorite by far
 

hanca

Record Breaker
Joined
Sep 23, 2008
I have some concerns about how Maria's body develops. I see her more like Eliza Tut type.

I notice Polina Edmunds seems to be getting bigger. I saw a recent picture next to Kostner and seems not much smaller. http://scontent-b.cdninstagram.com/...-15/10523592_1476911332552919_408185461_n.jpg

As far as how I see the other Rus current junior girls...

Serafima - I see her being similar to Pogorilya.

Medvedeva - Not sure if she will get above the Gosviani type level. Good but will be hard to be on the "A" team.

Proklova - My favorite by far

I agree that Polina Edmunds is becoming quite tall. However, in recent competition it did not affect her jumps, so good for her!

I can't see any similarity between Pogorilaya and Sakhanovich's skating. Serafima has very developed musical sense. Her presentation is very dance-like, very musical. Anna's presentation is more towards sporty power skater. She is very good jumper but her presentation still need some work although this last season it was so much better than the season before that.

I agree that Sotskova, Proklova, Medvedeva and Sakhanovich are more or less on the same level. I wouldn't say that Sotskova stood out, or that Medvedeva is worse than Proklova, or that Proklova is worse than Medvedeva... they had each some competitions where they really showed their potential, and some that were a bit worse but still pretty high level. My favourite is Sakhanovich and Proklova, but it is very individual choice. Each has different strengths and different weaknesses. And all of them are pretty consistent, which is very important in this strong field.
 

Figureskaterr

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ah6n2f5m0JU (first SP)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LI4AI8i_kDA (Sp for JGPF)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPRAbYQJoHc (FS= stunning!!)

I find Maria very different from other Russian girls ... she is so elegant, so stylish, very interesting musical choices for a 14 years old little girl (Pina, Vivaldi), and she suits perfectly .. she will be a candidate in 2018 or 2022 medal olympics , she going through growth and manages very well, she will surely dazzle us in subsequent seasons
GO MASHA!!


That FS is AMAZING! I love everything about it and the costume is brilliant :)
 

shine

Record Breaker
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Jul 27, 2003
Love her..... beautiful skaters and already the full package. If any of these girls' jumps will last through pubert, it's hers. That 3lutz/3toe of hers is huge and effortless.
 

Sam-Skwantch

“I solemnly swear I’m up to no good”
Record Breaker
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Dec 29, 2013
Very interesting interview. She grew 4cm since last season but seems to be handling it well.

"It's nice to know someone is waiting for your new programs" :love:
 

Rhodium

On the Ice
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Feb 9, 2014
I didn't think her Tango program suited her a lot, she is more a "subtle" skater and she wasn't able to express the Tango feeling very well, while Vivaldi worked perfectly for me, it was elegant and different from the rest, kind of strange but in a good way!

I adore her Vivaldi program too! It's a good idea to keep the program for current season.

It worry me that she is not in the list of competitors of the first four JGP events. Is it due to her injury?
 

Sam-Skwantch

“I solemnly swear I’m up to no good”
Record Breaker
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I've been watching her JGPF skates a lot the last few days. Such interesting music choices and such a unique approach. Hope she gets thru her injury and growth issues and gets back to form and soon :yes:
 

gotoschool

Medalist
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This is my favorite performance by Maria https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LI4AI8i_kDA&index=2&list=PL2poRr1qmtXlhyhYHvGPkENg_wTnyOLm3

Incredibly elegant for her age, flexible spins, balletic grace in body movements, refined, classical presentation, magnificent layback spin with smooth transition into beautifully pliable Biellmann, entrancing step sequence with smooth multi-directional changes, wonderful layback of the head during the turns, and nicely mixed with wonderful illusion spins with her head down in a camel position and her legs revolving in a tilted spherical trajectory. Fine leap into a flying sit spin with full leg extension. Erect posture entering and exiting jumps while spreading her arms out with a dramatic flair with her eyes fixed on the audience when finished.
 

gotoschool

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I adore her Vivaldi program too! It's a good idea to keep the program for current season.

It worry me that she is not in the list of competitors of the first four JGP events. Is it due to her injury?


I just found the events that Maria Sotskova is entered in for the JGP but as a substitute. Is she still injured? Does anyone know when she will be able of skate?


ISU JGP Czech Skate 2014 03.09.2014 - 06.09.2014

ISU JGP Nagoya TV Cup 2014 11.09.2014 - 14.09.2014

Her schedule looks kind of rough: skating two weeks back to back. I hope she handles it well.
 

Totentanz

Medalist
Joined
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I just found the events that Maria Sotskova is entered in for the JGP but as a substitute. Is she still injured? Does anyone know when she will be able of skate?


ISU JGP Czech Skate 2014 03.09.2014 - 06.09.2014

ISU JGP Nagoya TV Cup 2014 11.09.2014 - 14.09.2014

Her schedule looks kind of rough: skating two weeks back to back. I hope she handles it well.

Maria is listed as a substitute for those competitions you mentioned. She is main entry for Tallinn.

Any news on her current status? Hope she can compete well and qualify to JGP final.
 
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