Polina Kostiukovich & Dmitrii Ialin | Golden Skate

Polina Kostiukovich & Dmitrii Ialin


Record Breaker
Jan 14, 2016
Polina Andreevna Kostiukovich (Russian: Полина Андреевна Костюкович) and Dmitrii Mihailovich Ialin (Russian: Дмитрий Михайлович Ялин) are Russian pair figure skaters. Polina was born on 7 March 2003 in St. Petersburg, Russia. Dmitrii was born 9 August 1998 in Ekaterinburg, Russia. They are the 2018-19 Junior Grand Prix Final silver medalists, the 2018 World Junior silver medalists, and the winners of 2017 JGP Croatia, and 2018 JGP Austria.

In season 2019-20, the team withdrew from their two assigned Junior Grand Prix competitions, skated four events on the Russian Cup series, two junior, and two senior. They then competed at the 2019-20 Russian Junior and Senior National Championships.

They are coached by Liudmila, Nikolai and Vasilii Velikov.

This pair has the best twist among all junior pairs in the world and at least top 5 in seniors if not higher.


Polina' s Allskaters.info:
Dmitrii' s Allskaters.info

Fskate.ru Bio (archived July 2019)
Polina - https://web.archive.org/web/20190723192457/http://www.fskate.ru/skaters/4046.html
Dmitrii - https://web.archive.org/web/20190514193450/http://www.fskate.ru/skaters/1005.html

Polina - http://www.rinkresults.com/skater?skater_id=32618
Dmitrii - http://www.rinkresults.com/skater?skater_id=32619

Polina - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polina_Kostiukovich
Dmitrii - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dmitrii_Ialin

Social Media
Polina's Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/polina_kostiukovich_2003/

Personal best scores starting from 2018/2019:

Personal Best Total Score189.53ISU Junior Grand Prix Final 2018/19
Personal Best Score Short Program68.31ISU World Junior Championships 2019
Personal Best Score Free Skating122.69ISU Junior Grand Prix Final 2018/19

Personal best scores pre 2018/2019:

Personal Best Total Score167.99ISU World Junior Championships 2018
Personal Best Score Short Program61.77ISU World Junior Championships 2018
Personal Best Score Free Skating106.22ISU World Junior Championships 2018

Programs and Videos

SP: "Smoke on the Water" by Deep Purple, performed by 2WEI; choreo. by Denis Lunin
FS: Sarabande Suite (Aeternae) by Globus; choreo. by Denis Lunin

2019 Russian Junior Nationals
2019 Russian Senior Nationals
SP: no video found​
2019 Stage 4 Russian Cup
2019 Stage 1 Junior Russian Cup

SP: "I'm a Survivor" (from "Tomb Rider") by 2WEI
FS: Selection from Cirque du Soleil / "Xotica: Journey to the Heart" by Rene Dupere

2019 World Junior Championships
2019 Russian Junior Nationals
2019 Russian Senior Nationals
SP: no video found​
FS: no video found​
2018/19 JGP Final Vancouver
5th stage of the Russian Cup
4th stage of the Russian Cup
2018 JGP Ostrava, Czech Republic (26-29 September)
1st Russian Cup event
2018 JGP Linz, Austria (29 August - 1 September)

SP: "Malaguena" by Ernesto Lecuona
FS: "Xotica" from Cirque du Soleil
Ex: "Ego" by Willy Willliam

2018 Junior World Championships
2018 Russian Junior Nationals
2017 JGP Baltic Cup, Gdansk (Poland)
2017 JGP Zagreb

SP: Swan Lake, Op. 20 Danse Russe by Petr Tchaikovsky
FS: Die Fledermaus: Ouvertuere

2016 4th Stage Russian Cup
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmTSDS9BkcE
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecoVk3_LU4k

2016 Panin Memorial
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t77q_GM4r9s

Competitive History

2019–20 season
2020 Russian Cup FinalSenior7 (62.39)3 (123.01)5 (185.40)
2020 Russian Junior ChampionshipsJunior6 (66.11)4 (121.55)5 (187.66)
2019 Russian ChampionshipsSenior10 (64.69)6 (129.04)8 (197.73)
2019 4th Stage Russian CupSenior2 (70.24)2 (125.71)2 (195.95)
2019 3rd Stage Russian CupSenior3 (62.63)1 (127.94)3 (190.57)
2019 2nd Stage Russian CupJunior1 (63.79)1 (112.78)1 (176.57)
2019 1st Stage Russian CupJunior1 (67.08)2 (115.16)1 (182.24)
2018–19 season
2019 Junior World ChampionshipsJunior1 (68.31)3 (113.28)3 (181.59)
2019 Russian Junior ChampionshipsJunior3 (68.52)1 (127.40)2 (195.92)
2018-19 Russian NationalsSenior9 (64.43)7 (124.90)8 (189.33)
2018-19 JPG FinalJunior1 (66.84)2 (122.69)2 (189.53)
2018 5th stage Russian CupJunior2 (64.33)1 (123.17)1 (187.50)
2018 4th stage Russian CupSenior2 (67.50)1 (136.62)1 (204.12)
2018 JGP OstravaJunior1 (66.30)2 (114.58)2 (180.88)
2018 1st Stage Russian CupJunior2 (67.74)1 (124.75)2 (192.49)
2018 JGP LinzJunior1 (60.83)1 (119.76)1 (180.59)
2017–18 season
2018 World Junior ChampionshipsJunior2 (61.77)3 (106.22)2 (167.99)
2018 Championship of St. PetersburgSenior1 (64.88)WDWD
2018 Russian Junior ChampionshipsJunior11 (54.66)2 (121.71)3 (176.37)
2018 5th stage Russian CupJunior2 (57.36)2 (112.52)2 (169.88)
2017 3rd stage Russian CupJunior1 (60.06)4 (102.76)3 (162.82)
2017 N. A. Panin MemorialJunior4 (54.08)2 (112.28)2 (165.36)
2017 JGP Baltic CupJunior4 (54.43)9 (92.02)6 (146.45)
2017 JGP CroatiaJunior3 (59.68)1 (105.80)1 (165.48)
Stage 2 of the St. Petersburg Cup 2017Junior2 (58.51)3 (102.97)2 (161.48)
Stage 1 of the St. Petersburg Cup 2017Junior--2 (158.15)
2016–17 season
2017 Russian Cup FinalJunior6 (55.18)5 (99.82)5 (155.00)
2016 4th stage Russian CupJunior4 (54.04)6 (90.38)5 (144.42)
2016 3rd stage Russian CupJunior1 (60.06)4 (102.76)9 (123.71)
2016 N. A. Panin MemorialJunior6 (46.82)2 (101.18)4 (148.00)
Stage 2 of the St. Petersburg Cup 2016Junior(43.42)WDWD

Interviews and Videos
9 December 2018 post JGP Final article (in Russian) - https://fsrussia.ru/news/4136-tri-rossijskie-yuniorskie-pary-zavoevali-vse-medali.html
31 July 2018 video interview - https://fsrussia.ru/intervyu/3779-p...vyu-pered-kontrolnymi-prokatami-yuniorov.html
5 July 2018 interview - https://fsrussia.ru/intervyu/3762-p...ad-idti-nelzya-i-ostanavlivatsya-ne-nado.html
22 June 2018 GS article by Tatjana Flade - https://goldenskate.com/2018/06/progress-is-top-priority-for-russias-kostiukovich-and-ialin/
17 March 2018 interview - https://fsrussia.ru/intervyu/3648-p...j-yalin-nasha-vstrecha-kak-podarok-sudby.html
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The Finn

Record Breaker
Feb 27, 2015
Damn, that was a total disaster and because of that they didn't even make it to the JGP final. Damn!

They are the 1st alternate, so, in theory they might still get invitation to the JGP Final but I was totally expecting that they would have made it there on their own.


Record Breaker
Jan 14, 2016
Today's Polina's birth day! :clap: Congratulations and best of luck! They're second after the short program.


Record Breaker
Feb 10, 2018
Despite Polina's falls she fought to the end. Congratz to silver medal.

The Finn

Record Breaker
Feb 27, 2015
Not the best FS but a well deserved silver.

It will be interesting to see if they can break the junior FS WR currently held by Sui/Han. That junior WR has stood since 2011 but I bet it will fall next season. One of the Russian pairs will break it eventually but which one, I can't tell because there are several pairs who can do it when they skate relly clean FS.

By the way, she seems really talkative person and her reaction to the their score and placement was funny.

The Finn

Record Breaker
Feb 27, 2015
In our group, other couples are preparing, which have the potential even higher, but so far the guys have not been able to realize themselves.

That is an interesting comment from Dima but I am not really sure which team he is talking about here. He already talked about Mishina/Galiamov, so, I don't think he was talking about them. I think he either referred to Gubina/Mirzoev who haven't competed yet or Buzaeva/Ivanov who have been really impressive lately. In any case, neither team will be Junior eligible next season but Buzaeva/Ivanov will be senior eligible. Gubina/Mirzoev can't skate any international events next season since she is not senior eligible and he is not junior eligible.

The Finn

Record Breaker
Feb 27, 2015

Right, that would actually make the most sense. A/K struggled a lot in the early part of the season and they definitely have a lot of potential. So, both things fit well what Dima said even though I wouldn't say that A/K has more potential than K/I but then again Dima sees them a lot more than I do. Also there is the fact that A/K is a younger pair and they have four more junior eligible seasons left, so, they might very well become Junior Worlds Champions in the not too distant future.