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Nika Osipova & Dmitry Epstein

ladyjane

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Nika Osipova and Dmitry Epstein are a new Dutch Pair (as of 2021) that has only just started out together.

Nika Osipova is a Russian-born Dutch pair skater (born 2nd of February 2001 in St. Petersburg). Osipova formerly represented Russia with Aleksandr Galliamov as a junior during the 2016–2017 skating season. Together, they won the Volvo Open Cup in November 2016. They were also 9th at the Russian Junior Championships and 3rd at the Russian Cup Final. Osipova began competing for the Netherlands with Dmitry Epstein in February 2021.

Dmitry Epstein was born in the Dutch town of Enschede on the 10th of August 1993. He first started skating with his twin sister Rachel Epstein and enjoyed a moderate level of success. They took part in the World Junior Championships 3 times and were 17th, 17th and 16th respectively (2011, 2012, 2013). They also took part in the JGP series and in various competitions like the NRW Trophy, the Bavarian Open and the Challenge Cup. They were Dutch Junior Champions three times. After Rachel retired Dmitry started out in a partnership with Liubov Efimenko, a Russian born Finnish skater, in 2018 . They started off quite well, with finishes of 4th at the Challenge Cup in 2019 and 11th at the Nebelhorn Trophy in 2019. Eventually the partnership did not work out, and they split.

At the end of 2020 Nika and Dmitry started training together, and they entered their first competition together at the Challenge Cup in February 2021. After a good start on the first day they got the minimum TES for the Short Programme to qualify for the 2021 World Championships. However on the second day of competition, they didn't qualify due to a fall and a missing of one lift. Their rivals, Daria Danilova and Michel Tsiba, also took part in the competition and surpassed them in the Free Skate (though not in the overall standing) but did not need to get their minimum TES as they already had attained them.

The pair is coached by Dmitry Kaplun. Nika and Dmitry both also coach/train Adult and Younger Figure skaters in their Home Base of The Hague.

Talentboek link (for donations towards their training costs): https://sport.talentboek.nl/talente...rijden/ondersteun-onze-weg-naar-ek-en-wk.html

As yet, there are no ISU bios for the couple.

Wikipedia:
Nika - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nika_Osipova

Rink Results:
Nika - http://www.rinkresults.com/skater?skater_name=Nika_OSIPOVA

Skating Scores:
https://www.skatingscores.com/ned/pairs/nika_osipova_dmitry_epstein/

Social Media

Instagram

Nika - https://www.instagram.com/nika.0s/
Dmitry - https://www.instagram.com/dmitryepstein/

Programs and Videos

2020/21

SP: "Seven Nation Army" performed by Postmodern Jukebox, ft. Haley Reinhart
FS:

2021 Challenge Cup
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InodcSGAWiE

Results
EventSPFSTotal
2020/21 Season
2021 Challenge Cup6 (52.44)7 (87.58)6 (140.02)

Interviews/Articles
News Feature (in Dutch): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32dvEfQi_ao
 
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ladyjane

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