Mikhail Kolyada

Perdita

Tripping on the Podium
Mikhail Sergeyevich KOLYADA (Russian: Михаил Сергеевич КОЛЯДА) is a Men’s Singles skater who represents Russia. He was born on 18[SUP]th[/SUP] February 1995 in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Kolyada is currently coached by Alexei Mishin. He was previously coached by Valentina Chebotareva with Olga Klyushnichenko as his choreographer.

He is a 2018 Olympic silver medallist in the team event, the 2018 World bronze medalist, the 2017 European and 2018 European bronze medalist, 2017 Grand Prix Final bronze medalist, 2017 Cup of China champion, 2017 and 2018 Russian national champion.


On May 20, 2019, Mikhail announced that he was engaged, and in July 2019, he married retired pairs skater Daria Beklemisheva.

Mikhail did not compete internationally so far in the 2019-20 season because of health issues. He resumed training in January 2020.

Mikhail Kolyada says his name very quickly at the beginning of this ISU "Wait, What" video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIvYFYSG1KA


Biographical Info

ISU Bio:
http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00013562.htm

fskate.ru Bio (archive July 2019
https://web.archive.org/web/20190723192246/https://fskate.ru/skaters/576.html

Ice Network Bio (archive June 2018):
https://web.archive.org/web/20180630080006/http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/profile/mikhail_kolyada

Rink Results Bio:
http://www.rinkresults.com/skater?skater_id=808

Stats On Ice Bios:
https://www.statsonice.com/skater/Mikhail/Kolyada/

Tracings.net Bio:
http://tracings.net/koly-mikh.html

Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikhail_Kolyada


Social Media

Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/mikhail_kolyada/

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/mk_4ever

vKontakte:
https://vk.com/id58087231


Other Links

Instagram Fan Account
VK Official Group
VK Community

Updated 11 September 2020 by dorispulaski


Programmes


2020/21SP"Let's Get Loud" covered by the Baseballs

FSFS: White Crow soundtrack; choreo by Ilia.Averbukh
2019/20SP"Diga Diga Doo;" choreo by Olga Kliushnichenko

FSFS: City Lights (Charlie Chaplin soundtrack); The Kid (Charlie Chaplin soundtrack); Modern Times (Charlie Chaplin soundtrack; choreo by Olga Kliushnichenko (source ISU bio, updated 29 November 19)
2018/19
SPSP: "I Belong to You - Mon Coeur s'ouvre a ta voix" by Muse; choreo by Olga Kliushnichenko

FSFS: "Adagio from Carmen Suite" by by Georges Bizet, Rodion Shchedrin, and "Habanera" from Carmen Suite No. 2,
by Georges Bizet; choreo by Olga Kliushnichenko
2017/18
SPSP: Piano Concerto no. 23, Adagio movement, by Mozart, Tango; choreo by Olga Kliushnichenko

FSFS: "Steamroller Blues" by Elvis Presley, "Can't Help Falling In Love" by Elvis Presley, "Rip It Up" by Elvis Presley; choreo by Olga Kliushnichenko

EX“Baba Yaga” by Modest Mussorgsky (from “Pictures At An Exhibition”) by Modest Mussorgsky
2016/17
SP“Nightingale Tango”; "John Gray Foxtrot" by Matvei Blanter, from the Soviet cartoon “Nu Pogodi!”

FS
“Le Rêve De La Fiancée” by Jean-Marc Zelwer (from “La Fiancée Aux Yeux De Bois”); “À La Lune” by Cirque du Soleil (from “La Nouba”)

EX“Baba Yaga” by Modest Mussorgsky (from “Pictures At An Exhibition”); “Hallelujah” by Axel Rudi Pell
EX"Hallelujah" performed by Axel Rudi Pell
2015/16SP“Nightingale Tango”; “Foxtrot" by John Gray, Matvei Blanter (from the Soviet cartoon “Nu Pogodi!”)

FS“Nightmare Before Christmas” soundtrack

EX“Fever” by Elvis Presley; “A Tap Dancer's Dilemma” by Diablo Swing Orchestra
2014/15SP“Fever” by Elvis Presley; “A Tap Dancer's Dilemma” by Diablo Swing Orchestra

FS“Nightmare Before Christmas” soundtrack
2013/14SP“The Mask” soundtrack by Randy Edelman

FS“Tango Invierno Porteno” by Astor Piazzolla
2012/13SP“The Mask” soundtrack by Randy Edelman

FS“Pearl Harbour” soundtrack by Hans Zimmer
2011/12SP“Tango” by Gotan Project

FS“Spartacus” by Aram Khachaturian
2010/11SP“The Rock” soundtrack by Hans Zimmer

FS“Russian Gypsy Soul” by Talisman
2009/10FS“Russian Gypsy Soul” by Talisman

Personal Best Score
new ISU Scoring System
http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs_pb_00013562.htm

TypeScoreCompetition
Personal Best Total Score274.37ISU CS 26th Ondrej Nepela Trophy 2018
Personal Best Score Short Program100.49ISU European Championships 2019
Personal Best Score Free Skating178.21ISU World Championships 2019


Personal Best Scores - Historic Records achieved before 2018/19 Season


TypeScoreCompetition
Personal Best Total Score282.00ISU Grand Prix Final 2017/18
Personal Best Score Short Program103.13ISU GP Audi Cup of China 2017
Personal Best Score Free Skating185.27ISU GP Rostelecom 2017


ISU Personal Best Scores for Mikhail Kolyada by season:


ISU Personal Best Scores for Mikhail Kolyada :
http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs_pb_00011603.htm


Men
Short ProgrammeFree SkateTotal
ISU Personal Best Score
Since GOE +/-5 was instituted.
Mikhail started 2019-20 at #5Mikhail started 2019-20 at #8Mikhail started 2019-20 at #7
2019-20 ISU Season's Best ScoreMikhail's best this season Mikhail's best this season Mikhail's best this season
2018-19 ISU Season's Best ScoreMikhail's best was 100.49 at Euro Championships (#5)Mikhail's best was 178.21 at 2019 Worlds (#8) Mikhail's best was 274.37 at Nepela Trophy 2018 (#5)
2017–18 ISU Season’s Best ScoreMikhail's best was 103.13 at 2017 Cup of China (#6)Mikhail's best was 185.27 at 2017 Rostelecom Cup (#7) Mikhail's best was 282.00 at 2017/18 Grand Prix Final (#6)
2016–17 ISU Season’s Best ScoreMikhail's best was 95.37 at 2017 World Team Trophy (#7) Mikhail's best was 184.04 at 2017 World Team Trophy (#7) Mikhail's best was 279.41 at 2017 World Team Trophy (#7)
2015–16 ISU Season’s Best ScoreMikhail's best was 89.66 at 2016 Worlds (#7) Mikhail's best was 178.31 at 2016 Worlds (#10) Mikhail's best was 267.97 at 2016 Worlds (#9)
2014–15 ISU Season’s Best ScoreMikhail did not compete in ISU Qualifying competitions in 2014/15 Mikhail did not compete in ISU Qualifying competitions in 2014/15 Mikhail did not compete in ISU Qualifying competitions in 2014/15
2013–14 ISU Season’s Best ScoreMikhail' s best was 74.90 at ISU JGP Tallinn Cup 2013 (#27) Mikhail' s best was 126.36 at ISU JGP Tallinn Cup 2013 (#59) Mikhail' s best was 201.26 at ISU JGP Tallinn Cup 2013 (#46)
2012–13 ISU Season’s Best ScoreMikhail' s best was 61.50 at World Junior Championships 2013 (#55)(#27) Mikhail' s best was 128.44 at World Junior Championships 2013 (#40)(#59) Mikhail' s best was 189.94 at World Junior Championships 2013 (#44)
2011–12 ISU Season’s Best ScoreMikhail' s best was 53.95 at ISU JGP Brisbane 2011 (#83)Mikhail' s best was 123.60 at ISU JGP Brisbane 2011 (#43)Mikhail' s best was 177.55 at ISU JGP Brisbane 2011 (#52)


The Personal Best and Season Best scores that the ISU uses for a skater only take into consideration certain competitions. For example, they do not take into consideration domestic competitions, such as Sectional, Regional or National Championships.

However, confusion arises when you come to the Major International Championships and the Senior B’s.

For the Majors, the ISU definitely takes into consideration the events they run themselves, and the Olympics. But, there does not seem to be any consistency over how they approach other events that are considered to be Majors.

And as for the Senior B’s, it is particularly confusing as an event may be taken into consideration one year, but not the next. Much of this is due to the changing make-up of the Challenger Series.

So, to make things simpler, the table below takes into consideration all the events that the skater has taken part in. These scores are referred to as “Absolute Personal Best” and “Absolute Season’s Best” so as to distinguish them from the scores recorded by the ISU. The Absolute designations are based purely on the contents of the Competitive History tables in this post. If anybody knows of any scores that are not in the tables, please let us know, and we will be only too happy to add them in.​

As always when comparing scores, it should be kept in mind that you are not comparing like for like. There is a subjective aspect to judging, and every competition has different judges.



Competitive History Under +/- 5 GOE Rules (Season 2018-19 and following​


Absolute Personal Best ScoreAbsolute Season’s Best Score

Disclaimer: Absolute Personal Best (PB) and Absolute Season’s Best (SB) score designations are based purely on the contents of the Competitive History table in this post. If anybody knows of any scores that are not in the table, please let us know, and we will be only too happy to add them in.

* ISU Competition Results
* International events in bold, Russian championships underlined.
* Local events may be missing or possibly mistaken. Russian bio has all of them listed that occurred prior to July 2019.
* Click total score to go to the result page, each segment score to the protocol (For long pdfs, the link directly jumps to his result).
* + mark in the video section indicates there are variations of videos listed in the table below.



Date
CompetitionLevelSPFSTotalVideos



PosScorePosScorePosScore
2019–20 Season
Mikhail has not competed yet this season.
2018–19 Season
19-25 Mar. 2019World ChampionshipsSenior1084.236178.216262.44FS
22-24 Feb. 2019Tallink Hotels CupSenior193.631140.121233.75SP. . FS
21-27 Jan. 2019European ChampionshipsSenior1100.4911140.385240.87
19-23 Dec. 2018Russian ChampionshipsSenior294.703173.702268.40SP
5 Dec. 201851st Golden Spin of ZagrebSenior197.042156.102253.14FS
16 Nov. 2018Rostelecom CupSenior869.104156.324225.42
2-4 Nov. 2018Grand Prix of HelsinkiSenior681.764157.034238.79
5-7 Oct. 2018Finlandia TrophySenior185.201165.381250.58FS SP
20-22 Sep. 2018Nepela TrophySenior196.821177.551274.37SP. FS





Competitive History Under +/- 3 GOE Rules (Prior to Season 2018-19)​


Absolute Personal Best ScoreAbsolute Season’s Best Score

Disclaimer: Absolute Personal Best (PB) and Absolute Season’s Best (SB) score designations are based purely on the contents of the Competitive History table in this post. If anybody knows of any scores that are not in the table, please let us know, and we will be only too happy to add them in.

* ISU Competition Results
* International events in bold, Russian championships underlined.
* Local events may be missing or possibly mistaken. Russian bio has all of them listed that occurred prior to July 2019.
* Click total score to go to the result page, each segment score to the protocol (For long pdfs, the link directly jumps to his result).
* + mark in the video section indicates there are variations of videos listed in the table below.

Date
CompetitionLevelSPFSTotalVideos



PosScorePosScorePosScore
2017–18 Season
19-25 Mar. 2018World ChampionshipsSenior2100.084172.243272.32
9-25 Feb. 2018Olympic Games (Men's Singles)Senior886.697177.568264.25
9-25 Feb. 2018Olympic Games (Team)Senior874.362173.572Team SP
15-21 JanuaryEuropean ChampionshipsSenior483.413175.493258.90EX FS
21-24 Dec. 2017Russian ChampionshipsSenior2101.621179.541281.16
07-10 Dec. 2017Grand Prix FinalSenior399.223182.783282.00FS SP
03–05 Nov. 2017Cup Of ChinaSenior1103.133176.251279.38SP EX.
20–22 Oct. 2017Cup Of RussiaSenior485.793185.273271.06-
21–23 Sep. 2017CS Ondrej Nepela TrophySenior1066.651181.161247.81
06–08 Oct. 2017CS Finlandia TrophySenior190.455158.054248.50FS
2016–17 Season
20–23 Apr. 2017World Team TrophySenior495.375184.044
(Team: 2)
279.41FS
27 Mar. – 02 Apr. 2017ISU World ChampionshipsSenior793.289164.198257.47
25–29 Jan. 2017European ChampionshipsSenior483.963166.223250.18
20–25 Dec. 2016Russian ChampionshipsSenior195.331188.151283.48SP. FS
25–27 Nov. 2016NHK TrophySenior478.186147.515225.69
04–06 Nov. 2016Cup Of RussiaSenior390.286155.024245.30
19–22 Oct. 2016Panin MemorialSenior194.921186.321281.24
06–09 Oct. 2016CS Finlandia TrophySenior480.205139.354219.55
20–23 Sep. 2016Cup Of St. Petersburg – 2[SUP]nd[/SUP] StageSenior



1243.68
2015–16 Season
22–24 Apr. 2016Team Challenge CupSenior670.604165.486
(Team: 3)
236.08SP FS EX
30 Mar. – 1 Apr. 2016ISU World ChampionshipsSenior689.665178.314267.97SP FS EX +
25–31 Jan. 2016European ChampionshipsSenior977.583159.005236.58SP FS +
24–27 Dec. 2015Russian ChampionshipsSenior290.552170.182260.73SP FS EX MC +
02–06 Dec. 2015Russian Cup – 5[SUP]th[/SUP] Stage (Moscow)Senior187.611159.081246.69SP FS +
20–22 Nov. 2015Cup Of RussiaSenior579.643168.335247.97SP FS EX +
23 Oct. – 01 Nov. 2015CS Ice ChallengeSenior374.861164.913239.77SP FS MC
19–20 Oct. 2015Panin MemorialSenior477.052160.102237.15SP FS
01–03 Oct. 2015CS Ondrej Nepela MemorialSenior184.334145.262229.59SP FS MC
17–21 Sep. 2015Russian Cup – 1[SUP]st[/SUP] Stage (Samara)Senior287.701156.271243.97SP FS MC
24–28 Aug. 2015Cup Of St. Petersburg – 1[SUP]st[/SUP] StageSenior275.701151.431227.13SP FS
2014–15 Season
07–10 Apr. 2015Championship of St. PetersburgSenior176.732139.761216.49FS
25–27 Mar. 2015Gardena Spring TrophySenior175.441133.721209.16SP FS
03–06 Mar. 2015The FFKK Prize, St. PetersburgSenior177.46W/D977.46SP
2013–14 Season
28–30 Mar. 2014Gardena Spring TrophySenior365.973137.593203.56
26 Feb. – 02 Mar. 2014Russian Cup – FinalSenior



4206.43SP FS
06–09 Feb. 2014Dragon TrophySenior171.561143.181214.74
22–25 Jan. 2014Russian Junior ChampionshipsJunior371.346130.655201.99SP FS
24–27 Dec. 2013Russian ChampionshipsSenior673.11W/D1873.11SP FS
12–16 Nov. 2013Russian Cup – 4[SUP]th[/SUP] Stage (Yoshkar-Ola)Senior177.732142.262219.99FS
20–24 Oct. 2013Russian Cup – 3[SUP]rd[/SUP] Stage (Samara)Senior177.462145.152222.61FS
09–12 Oct. 2013ISU Junior Grand Prix Tallinn CupJunior174.906126.362201.26SP FS
11–15 Sep. 2013ISU Junior Grand Prix KosiceJunior366.372123.043189.41SP FS
2012–13 Season
25 Feb. – 03 Mar. 2013ISU Junior World ChampionshipsJunior861.505128.446189.94FS
31 Jan. – 03 Feb. 2013Russian Junior ChampionshipsJunior177.631149.691227.32SP FS
10–13 Jan. 2013Volvo Open CupSenior265.531134.132199.66SP FS
24–28 Dec. 2012Russian ChampionshipsSenior574.469134.507208.96SP FS
11–14 Dec. 2012Panin MemorialSenior169.481144.961214.44SP FS
13–17 Nov. 2012Russian Cup – 4[SUP]th[/SUP] Stage (Kazan)Junior169.041139.401208.44FS
25–29 Oct. 2012Russian Cup – 3[SUP]rd[/SUP] Stage (Samara)Senior171.482135.862207.34SP
02–06 Oct. 2012Russian Cup – 2[SUP]nd[/SUP] Stage (Yoshkar-Ola)Senior169.621137.011206.63FS
19–21 Sep. 2012Cup Of St. Petersburg – 1[SUP]st[/SUP] StageSenior176.232122.902199.13SP
22–26 Aug. 2012ISU Junior Grand Prix CourchevelJunior850.515108.716159.22SP FS
2011–12 Season
10–15 Mar. 2012SpartakiadJunior361.742125.743187.48
21–25 Feb. 2012Russian Cup – FinalJunior165.881126.901192.78FS
05–07 Feb. 2012Russian Junior ChampionshipsJunior372.8210111.056183.87
24–27 Jan. 2012Championship of St. PetersburgJunior165.42W/D565.42
13–16 Dec. 2011Panin MemorialSenior170.163131.563201.72FS EX +
29 Nov. – 03 Dec. 2011Russian Cup – 5[SUP]th[/SUP] Stage (Moscow)Junior264.251131.521197.55SP FS
09–13 Nov. 2011Russian Cup – 4[SUP]th[/SUP] Stage (Kazan)Junior556.829101.139157.95
07–11 Sep. 2011ISU Junior Grand Prix BrisbaneJunior653.953123.604177.55SP FS
2010–11 Season
12–15 Apr. 2011Cup of St. Petersburg – FinalSenior
68.75W/D768.75
08–13 Mar. 2011SpartakiadJunior



2189.97SP FS
23–26 Feb. 2011Russian Cup – FinalJunior



4171.01SP FS
02–04 Feb. 2011Russian Junior ChampionshipsJunior1850.225122.137172.35
14–17 Dec. 2010Panin MemorialJunior
50.19
114.991165.18SP FS
01–03 Nov. 2010Cup Of St. Petersburg – 2[SUP]nd[/SUP] StageJunior



1166.96
19–23 Oct. 2010Russian Cup – 3[SUP]rd[/SUP] Stage (Perm)Junior



1170.25
05–08 Oct. 2010Cup Of St. Petersburg – 1[SUP]st[/SUP] StageJunior



1164.37
14–18 Sep. 2010Russian Cup – 1[SUP]st[/SUP] Stage (Dmitrov)Junior



1176.28
2009–10 Season
31 Mar. – 03 Apr. 2010Russian Championshipsст. вз.



9145.33
20–22 Jan. 2010Championship of St. Petersburg




3155.27
09–12 Dec. 2009Panin MemorialJunior



4148.70FS
03–06 Dec. 2009Tallinn TrophyNovice



1119.12
11–14 Nov. 2009Russian Cup – 3[SUP]rd[/SUP] Stage (Kazan)Junior



15120.89
21–23 Oct. 2009Cup of St. Petersburg – 2[SUP]nd[/SUP] StageJunior



3143.00FS
09–11 Sep. 2009Cup of St. Petersburg – 1[SUP]st[/SUP] StageJunior



7110.49
2008–09 Season
31 Mar. – 03 Apr. 2009Russian Championshipsст. вз.



16104.29
14–17 Jan. 2009Championship of St. PetersburgJunior



6108.72
02–06 Dec. 2009Panin MemorialJunior



13109.47
26–29 Nov. 2008Russian Cup – 4[SUP]th[/SUP] Stage (Moscow)Junior



18103.51
2007–08 Season
22–25 Mar. 2008Russian Championshipsст. вз.



20106.88
11–15 Mar. 2008Russian Championshipsмл. вз.



4160.69
2006–07 Season
14–18 Feb. 2007Russian Championshipsмл. вз.



13110.46
2005–06 Season
20–24 Feb. 2006Russian Championshipsмл. вз.



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Additional Videos

Test Skates 2019-20SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yz9KXGnnH_c
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4-z0b1x1cI
The Ice 2019Charlie Chaplin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICtReIqNxb4
World Championships 2016
SP: SP Warm-up, SP Interview, SP Ice Network
FS: FS Warm-up, FS Warm-up (fancam), FS Interview, FS B.ESP, FS w/o Commentary, FS CBC, FS BBC (commentator Robin Cousins)
Others: EX Finale, EX Full, Little Interview
Mishin's 75th Anniversary GalaPerformance (SP), Finale1, Finale2, Finale3
Hellmut Seibt Memorial 2016SP with Original Sound (Warning... terrible sound!)
FS Fancam, FS Practice Fancam, Practice Clean 4T
European Championships 2016SP: B.ESP (HD1080, stops during the stsq), Russian (HD720), SP Full (IN)
FS: B.ESP, NBC, Russian, Spanish, FS Full
SP Warm-up, FS Warm-up, SP Interview, FS Interview, Match TV Footage
Russian Championships 2016SP: Ver1 (HD1080), Ver2
FS: Match TV (HD1080), спорт (HD1080), Fancam, ESPN Full (Tatjana Flade seems to be a big fan of Mikhail)
EX: EX, Finale
Interview after SP, News Clip, Press Conference
Cup of Russia V 2015Warm-up: Fancam
SP: By Mikhail Sharov (high quality), Fancam (low quality, zoom-out), FSRussia
Rostelecom Cup 2015SP: спорт1 (HD1080), TDP (HD720), B.ESP (480), ELTA (HD1080)
SP Full: спорт1 (HD720) (Interview at 15:54), TDP (HD720), Asahi
FS: спорт1 (HD1080), TDP (HD720), B.ESP, CCTV
FS Full: NoCommentary (HD720), спорт1 (HD720), TDP (HD720), Asahi
EX: спорт1 (HD1080), TDP (HD720)
EX Full: ELTA (HD1080)
Final Results: B.ESP ("Watch out for him [...] he could be the best of them all" file:///C:\Users\PCUSER~1\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtml1\01\clip_image001.gif)
Panin Memorial 2011FS: By Mikhail Sharov, Fancam


Interviews and Articles
* Russian titles are copied from Google translate.
* English articles are underlined.

September 2020"Fresh Start for Russia's Kolyada After Coaching Change" from Golden Skate. He talks about new programs, his move to Coach Mishin
August 2019 Mikhail talks about new programs
Jan 2018 Pre Olympic interview for Russian skating federation
7 Apr 2016
"In 13 years, I wanted to give up." The skater, who will replace Plushenko.
4 Apr 2016Mikhail Kolyada: On April I played all!
3 Apr 2016Photo report. Goodbye, Boston. (Photos from the Worlds Banquet)
2 Apr 2016Mikhail Kolyada: "I didn't even allow myself the idea of beating Chan" (by Vaitsehovskaya) [Trans. on FSU]
2 Apr 2016Feel Lipnitskaya or Mikhail Kolyada beat Patrick Chan
2 Apr 2016Mikhail Kolyada next season is going to practice the most difficult jump in figure skating
2 Apr 2016Kolyada skater at the World Cup proved that he is able to compete with the leaders - Chebotareva
2 Apr 2016Valentina Chebotareva: "All in good time" (fsrussia)
2 Apr 2016Mikhail KOLYADA: "In a strong warm-up this atmosphere that I want to ride better" (fsrussia)
30 Mar 2016Mikhail Kolyada: "Out on the ice, I feel: Now go!" (Interview after World SP)
8 Mar 2016Mikhail Kolyada: I do not know how much help meldonium, I did not use it before.
9 Feb 2016Valentina Chebotareva, "Kolyada wants Olympic Gold as I am." [trans. on FSU]
1 Feb 2016Ice Network Interview: Kolyada Shows Different Side of Russian Skating
29 Jan 2016Mikhail Kolyada: "Gained great experience"
29 Jan 2016Mikhail Kolyada: With Fernandez has not yet competing
28 Jan 2016Valentina Chebotareva: Kolyada next season will perform two quadruple
27 Jan 2016Mikhail Kolyada: This season, I have not yet had a chance to in the short program two elements were disrupted
13 Jan 2016Golden Skate article: Mikhail Kolyada Breaks Through [forum thread]
9 Jan 2016Mikhail Kolyada: "My little dream come true" [trans.]
5 Jan 2016Mikhail Kolyada: When something is constantly drawn to leave football [trans.: part1 / part2]
29 Dec 2015Double debut - Loyalty has helped skater and coach for the first time in the dream team... [trans.]
25 Dec 2015Men's Tears by Elena Vaytsehovsky
25 Dec 2015Valentina Chebotareva: Be sure to add a second long program quad for the European Championships
25 Dec 2015Mikhail Kolyada: For today's rental set myself the "Quartet"
24 Dec 2015Mikhail Kolyada Score Plushenko very happy
22 Nov 2015Kolyada: Football player I could not be - I have short legs
21 Nov 2015Skater Kolyada praised its debut on the stage of the Grand Prix series
21 Nov 2015Mikhail Kolyada: I will strive to ensure that in the next season to get two Grand Prix
20 Nov 2015Mikhail Kolyada: I'm happy with my performance at 80 percent
20 Nov 2015Mikhail Kolyada: There was an extra incentive - now I'm everything a little differently
12 Nov 2015Valentina Chebotareva: We went with Mikhail to this all my sporting life
7 Oct 2015Mikhail Kolyada: I still have to work on the authority
23 Sep 2015Mikhail Kolyada: The technique I order - stability is not enough
23 Sep 2015Valentina Chebotareva: Program to the music of the cartoon is very suitable for nature Kolyada
29 Jun 2015Mikhail Kolyada: We decided to experiment - to music taken from cartoons to both programs [trans. bits]
11 Feb 2015Kolyada resumed training after injury
17 Aug 2013Valentina Chebotareva: "After the rentals in Novogorske all experts praised Kolyada"
28 Feb 2013Skater Kolyada said he did not understand the causes of errors at the Junior World Cup
4 Feb 2013Mikhail Kolyada became the champion of Russia in figure skating in Saransk
12 Jan 2011Mikhail Kolyada: "When I leave the ice, everything ceases to exist"

If you find any videos, interviews etc. not listed above, please post them so we can add them here!
 
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Perdita

Tripping on the Podium
I totally fell in love with him during CoR and I thought he deserves a thread. It's my first time starting a thread and English is not my first language, so please feel free to point out my mistakes.

His jumps and spins are both gorgeous and I love his quirkiness :love:
 

Perdita

Tripping on the Podium
Some nice comments from Plushenko: http://tass.ru/sport/2460287
"I very much liked Mikhail Kolyada. He reminds me of Ilia Kulik in his youth - such light good jumps. I think he has a great prospect. He's a great guy!"
(translated from a Japanese translation I found in a fan blog.)

I heard Tarasova and Finnish commentators gave him a lot of praise, so did B.ESP guys.

BTW, I've never heard of Valentina Chebotareva, his coach, nor Olga Klyushnichenko, his choreographer. I googled them and only appeared in relation to Mikhail. Does anyone know anything about them? I think they're doing a really good job!
 

Tutto

Bona Fide Member
Some nice comments from Plushenko: http://tass.ru/sport/2460287
"I very much liked Mikhail Kolyada. He reminds me of Ilia Kulik in his youth - such light good jumps. I think he has a great prospect. He's a great guy!"
(translated from a Japanese translation I found in a fan blog.)

I heard Tarasova and Finnish commentators gave him a lot of praise, so did B.ESP guys.

BTW, I've never heard of Valentina Chebotareva, his coach, nor Olga Klyushnichenko, his choreographer. I googled them and only appeared in relation to Mikhail. Does anyone know anything about them? I think they're doing a really good job!

TBH I have never heard of them either but I looked up some Russian sites and it seems she is known for not rushing the development of young skaters and putting the SS before big jumps. She works at St Peterburg's Academia of Figure Skating (my understanding it is same rink Mishin's group uses).She is Mikhail's only coach training him from the start (2002) Here is an interview with Chebotareva back in September:

http://www.team-russia2014.ru/article/22473.html

And interview with Mikhail after COR:

http://www.championat.com/other/article-235587-figurnoe-katanie-intervju-mikhaila-koljady.html

Both in Russian I am afraid. I hope Mikhail will get on national team and we will see him at Euro & Worlds. He deserves it.
 
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silverfoxes

Bona Fide Member
From the coach's bio at FSkate.ru, I recognized Stanislava Konstantinova's name - she seems to be doing quite well in juniors this season. Though I don't follow junior girls very much, so maybe some of her other skaters are promising as well.
 

apgold

Bona Fide Member
I was not familiar with him before CoR/RC. I liked his "Nightmare before Xmas" program (since I'm partial to Danny Elfman/Tim Burton soundtracks) although he kind of lost me towards the end. He's got good potential and another promising young Russian man.
 

Perdita

Tripping on the Podium
TBH I have never heard of them either but I looked up some Russian sites and it seems she is known for not rushing the development of young skaters and putting the SS before big jumps. She works at St Peterburg's Academia of Figure Skating (my understanding it is same rink Mishin's group uses).She is Mikhail's only coach training him from the start (2002) Here is an interview with Chebotareva back in September:

http://www.team-russia2014.ru/article/22473.html

And interview with Mikhail after COR:

http://www.championat.com/other/article-235587-figurnoe-katanie-intervju-mikhaila-koljady.html

Both in Russian I am afraid. I hope Mikhail will get on national team and we will see him at Euro & Worlds. He deserves it.

Thanks! The interviews were really interesting (thanks to Google translate too!). He seems to be a thoughtful, funny guy.
I like her coach ethics very much, and it seems to be working very well. He had the second highest SS at the COR and had a very high PCS overall even though he was the new comer. It sounds more like a North American style than Russian though. It is probably why I feel Mikhail is more or less similar to Jason Brown.

From the coach's bio at FSkate.ru, I recognized Stanislava Konstantinova's name - she seems to be doing quite well in juniors this season. Though I don't follow junior girls very much, so maybe some of her other skaters are promising as well.

Thanks! Hope she's the next Eteri for Russian boys. I would love to see more Russian male skaters with high quality SS and performance skills.
 

Crossover

All Hail the Queen
Kolyada is born to be a performer, one of the great excitements in Rostelecome. He came out of nowhere, but surprised us!

I wrote somewhere that he reminds me of Verner and someone said about Kulik. As British Eurosport guys said, if he brings more quads to his routines, he will be something big in future. I was so amazed by his immense talents. He knows how to entertain audience and to know music. The music for the FS could've been tricky, but he was like a character out of the film directed by Tim Burton. I hope he does well in Nationals, so we can see him often, like Euros and Worlds.
 
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matmuh

what are levels anyway
i am a fan too!! he is just so weirdly unique, i love it! he isnt just a good jumper, i think his spins are really good too!
i hope he is done with the injuries and can reach to his potential :cheer:
 

Tutto

Bona Fide Member
I looked up Michail's protocols and realised that he didn't have flip, it is a bit strange, I think his coach in the interview said that he has all triples. Any ideas?

And what his chances to make a national team? I think Kovtun & Pitkeev are in 100% and the third spot will be tricky - will the fed go with Voronov or give a chance to Kolyada?
 
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paulusfr

On the Ice
I looked up Michail's protocols and realised that he didn't have flip, it is a bit strange, I think his coach in the interview said that he has all triples. Any ideas?
All triples.. excluding flip :)

And what his chances to make a national team? I think Kovtun & Pitkeev are in 100% and the third spot will be tricky - will the fed go with Voronov or give a chance to Kolyada?

Of course it depends on how they both perform at the Russian Nationals. The Federation wants to have another great young skater, there is no doubt about that. Also a lot depends on what condition Kolyada's quad will be. He said that ATM there is no consistency and he needs some time. But I think if he will show the similar performance at the Nationals, then he will get the third spot. Although there are a lot of pretenders, so who knows
 

Tutto

Bona Fide Member
All triples.. excluding flip :)



Of course it depends on how they both perform at the Russian Nationals. The Federation wants to have another great young skater, there is no doubt about that. Also a lot depends on what condition Kolyada's quad will be. He said that ATM there is no consistency and he needs some time. But I think if he will show the similar performance at the Nationals, then he will get the third spot. Although there are a lot of pretenders, so who knows

Lets hope the stars will align this season for Michail, he had enough of bad luck in the past. I wish they would give him better costumes though - the present ones are seriously stuck in the Soviet era :)
BTW What's that bizarre story about him withdrawing from the National's LP due to a boot lace issue? I could not help thinking of all the stories I heard about skaters guarding their skates in the changing room with their life. Ha ha
 

silverfoxes

Bona Fide Member
Could this be the Yulia Rainbow Dress of the men's event? :biggrin: http://web.icenetwork.com/photos/157754072 (Fifth slide)

He was skating to music from a Soviet cartoon, so at least I can understand the bright colors and wacky design in this case. The undone glittery bowtie was totally unnecessary, though :disapp: (unless it is some reference to the cartoon...I wouldn't know).

I have no idea who will go to Euros & Worlds. I like all of the Russian guys (a bit less fond of Kovtun, though he's growing on me), so no matter what happens I'll be very sorry for whoever is left out.
 

Perdita

Tripping on the Podium
^^ I actually thought the combination of a bright shirt with a glittery bow tie was a nice mishmash of fun and classy... (Probably I watch Project Runway too much...)

I looked up Michail's protocols and realised that he didn't have flip, it is a bit strange, I think his coach in the interview said that he has all triples. Any ideas?

And what his chances to make a national team? I think Kovtun & Pitkeev are in 100% and the third spot will be tricky - will the fed go with Voronov or give a chance to Kolyada?

I saw his protocols from junior competitions and he consistently got e for flips, so probably that's why. I wonder if he is trying to fix it though.

I really want to see him at Euros but the Russian field is so packed... I think if he wins over Sergei at the nats, it's very likely that the fed will choose Mikhail since he has already won twice over Sergei this season at the Rostelecom and the Cup of Russia. (Wait, but I like Sergei too!)

As to the boot lace thing, Japanese wiki says his boot lace snapped, but as I watched the video it didn't look like it was snapped... but it's certain he had some problem with his boot or boot lace.

BTW, you live in Ireland? I used to study there! I love that country ;)
 
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Li'Kitsu

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I honestly never saw Mikhail before CoR, but he really won me over with just won event! :love: the SP is fun too, but I mainly love, love, love the LP!

TBH, I was a little annoyed the CoR bronze discussion was "quad vs. everything else" for so many people, because the quad was by far not the only thing that Mik had going for him. His basic SS are really good, his spins are nice and he's a performer :drama:

Now Russia has too many men I want at the big events for their Euros/Worlds spots too :sad21:

PS: I also like the SP bow tie ;)
 
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