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Lina Fedorova

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Lina Fedorova
Fedorova / Miroshkin at the 2014–15 JGP Final
Personal information
Full nameLina Alexeyevna Fedorova
Country representedRussia
Born (1997-12-20) 20 December 1997 (age 22)
Moscow, Russia
ResidenceMoscow, Russia
Height1.45 m (4 ft 9 in)
PartnerMaxim Miroshkin
CoachVladislav Zhovnirski
Former coachAndrei Hekalo
ChoreographerAlla Kapranova, Natalia Bestemianova, Igor Bobrin
Skating clubVorobievye Gory
Training locationsMoscow
Began skating2002
ISU personal best scores
Combined total165.78
2014–15 JGP Final
Short program59.04
2014–15 JGP Final
Free skate106.74
2012–13 JGP Final

Lina Alexeyevna Fedorova (Russian: Лина Алексеевна Фёдорова; born 20 December 1997) is a Russian pair skater. With partner Maxim Miroshkin, she is the two-time World Junior bronze medalist, 2012 JGP Final champion, 2012 Winter Youth Olympics silver medalist, and 2013 Russian Junior Champion.

Personal life

Lina Alexeyevna Fedorova was born on 20 December 1997 in Moscow.[1][2] Her younger sister, Lana, is also into figure skating.[3]


Fedorova and Miroshkin with coach Vladislav Zhovnirski at the 2014–15 JGP Final
Fedorova and Miroshkin with coach Vladislav Zhovnirski at the 2014–15 JGP Final

Fedorova was introduced to figure skating by her grandmother at the age of four years.[3] Initially a singles skater, she took up pair skating in 2009 with Maxim Miroshkin.

In the 2011–12 season, Fedorova/Miroshkin made their Junior Grand Prix debut, finishing 5th in Austria. They won the silver medal at the 2012 Winter Youth Olympics.[4]

The following season, Fedorova/Miroshkin won silver and gold at their Junior Grand Prix events in Austria and Germany respectively, qualifying them for the JGP Final. After taking the junior gold medal at the 2012 Warsaw Cup, they competed at the JGP Final in Sochi, Russia, where they also won gold.[5][6] Fedorova/Miroshkin finished 8th at their first senior Russian Championships and won the junior title. They won the bronze medal at the 2013 World Junior Championships after placing 7th in the short program but first in the free skate.

In 2013–14, Fedorova/Miroshkin started their season by winning silver at the 2013 JGP Slovakia, behind teammates Maria Vigalova / Egor Zakroev. They won gold at their next event, the 2013 JGP Czech Republic. Their results qualified them to the JGP Final in Fukuoka, Japan. At the final, Fedorova/Miroshkin placed second in the short program and third in the free skate, winning the bronze medal behind Vigalova/Zakroev. At the Russian Championships, the pair finished sixth on the senior level and fourth on the junior level.

In the 2014–15 Junior Grand Prix, Fedorova/Miroshkin were assigned at the 2014 JGP Czech Rep. where they finished 2nd to Canadians Julianne Séguin / Charlie Bilodeau. In their next event, they won another silver medal qualifying them to their third ISU JGP Final held in Barcelona, Spain. In the finals, they won the silver medal with a total of 165.78 points. They then competed at the 2015 World Junior Championships and won the bronze medal.


In the 2015-16 season, Fedorova/Miroshkin were to debut as full seniors. However; Miroshkin sustained a torn meniscus injury and withdraw from their Grand Prix assignment at the 2015 Cup of China. They decided to sit out for the rest of the season for Miroshkin's rehabilitation from his surgery.

Skating technique

Fedorova/Miroshkin are one of the few pair skaters that can do side-by-side (SBS) Biellmann spins.


Fedorova and Miroshkin doing a pairs spread eagle variation at the 2014–15 JGP Final
Fedorova and Miroshkin doing a pairs spread eagle variation at the 2014–15 JGP Final
Fedorova and Miroshkin doing  side-by-side (SBS) Biellmann spins
Fedorova and Miroshkin doing side-by-side (SBS) Biellmann spins

(with Miroshkin)

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
  • Song of Basilio the Cat
    and Alisa the Fox
    (from Buratino)
  • Circus medley
  • Singin' in the Rain
    by Nacio Herb Brown
  • Circus medley
    by ?

Competitive highlights

CS: Challenger Series (began in the 2014–15 season); JGP: Junior Grand Prix

With Miroshkin

Event 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16
GP Cup of China WD
CS Ice Challenge 1st N. 1st J. 1st
CS Warsaw Cup 2nd N. 1st J. 2nd 2nd
International: Junior[10]
Youth Olympics 2nd
Junior Worlds 3rd 3rd
JGP Final 1st 3rd 2nd
JGP Austria 5th 2nd
JGP Czech Rep. 1st 2nd
JGP Germany 1st 2nd
JGP Slovakia 2nd
NRW Trophy 2nd N. 1st J.
Printemps 1st J.
Russian Champ. 8th 6th
Russian Junior 11th 1st 4th 2nd
Levels: N. = Novice; J. = Junior


  1. ^ СПИСОК кандидатов в спортивные сборные команды Российской Федерации по фигурному катанию на коньках на 2014-2015 гг. [List of candidates for the Russian national figure skating team in the 2014–2015 season] (PDF) (in Russian). Russian Figure Skating Federation. 24 April 2014. p. 3. Archived (PDF) from the original on 15 August 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Lina FEDOROVA / Maxim MIROSHKIN: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 4 October 2014.
  3. ^ a b Ermolina, Olga (7 March 2013). Лина ФЕДОРОВА – Максим МИРОШКИН: "В нашей паре нет главного" [Fedorova / Miroshkin: Our partnership] (in Russian). Russian Figure Skating Federation. Archived from the original on 7 June 2013.
  4. ^ "Russian pairs win figure skating silver, bronze at Innsbruck". RIA Novosti. 16 January 2012.
  5. ^ Kondakova, Anna (9 December 2012). "Russia sweeps Junior Pairs at Figure Skating Final". GoldenSkate.
  6. ^ Kondakova, Anna (7 December 2012). "Fedorova and Miroshkin lead Junior Pairs in Sochi". GoldenSkate.
  7. ^ "Lina FEDOROVA / Maxim MIROSHKIN: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 21 June 2014.
  8. ^ Ermolina, Olga (18 July 2013). Максим МИРОШКИН: "На сборе в США мы работали с удивительными постановщиками" [Maxim Miroshkin: "We worked with amazing choreographers at the camp in the United States"] (in Russian). Russian Figure Skating Federation. Archived from the original on 27 February 2014.
  9. ^ "Lina FEDOROVA / Maxim MIROSHKIN: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 2 July 2013.
  10. ^ a b c "Competition Results: Lina FEDOROVA / Maxim MIROSHKIN". International Skating Union.
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