Russia announces list of national figure skaters for 2021 World Team Trophy – sport
MOSCOW, March 29. / TASS /. The press service of the Russian Figure Skating Federation (FSFR) on Monday released the list of national athletes for the 2021 World Team Trophy, due to be held next month in Japan.
The announced list includes Anna Shcherbakova and Yelizaveta Tuktamysheva (women’s singles competitions), Mikhail Kolyada and Yevgeny Semenenko (men’s singles competitions), Anastasia Mishina / Alexander Galliamov (pairs competitions) and Viktoria Sinitsyna / Nikita Katsalapov. (
The list of selected Russian figure skaters is based on the results of the 2021 ISU (International Skating Union) World Figure Skating Championship.
The 2021 edition of the ISU World Figure Skating Championships was hosted by the Swedish capital of Stockholm from March 22 to 28 in the Stockholm Globe Arena with a capacity of over 13,850 seats.
The 2021 World Figure Skating Team Trophy is scheduled to be held in Osaka, Japan, April 15-18.
At the World Championships in Sweden last week, Shcherbakova and Tyktamysheva won gold and silver respectively in the women’s singles events; Anastasia Mishina / Alexander Galliamov won gold in the pairs competitions and Viktoria Sinitsyna / Nikita Katsalapov won gold in the ice dance event, while Mikhail Kolyada and Yevgeny Semenenko finished 5th and 8th in singles respectively male.
Due to the current World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) sanctions, Russian athletes are prohibited until December 2022 from participating in the World Championships and Olympic Games under the national flag and to the sound of the national anthem.
Last month, the International Skating Union confirmed to TASS that a musical piece from Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No.1 will be performed at the Russian figure skating medal ceremonies instead of the national anthem of the Russian Federation. country. The duration of the musical piece is approximately one minute.
Apart from this, the Russian national team of figure skaters participates in international tournaments under the flag of the Russian Figure Skating Federation (FSFR) instead of the Russian national flag.
Sanctions against Russian sports
On December 17, 2020, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne, Switzerland partially upheld the previous decision of WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) on a number of sanctions against Russian sport.
According to the CAS ruling, Russian athletes were denied the right to participate in all world championships and the Olympic and Paralympic Games under the national flag of Russia for a period of two years.
Russia’s national anthem has also been barred from being played at international sporting tournaments for the next two years, including the upcoming Olympics in Japan this summer.
The decision of the Swiss-based court also deprived Russia of the right to bid for the organization of all international sports tournaments for a period of two years. WADA’s sanctions will be in effect until December 2022.