Pavliuchenko/Khodykin at the 2018 Grand Prix Finland
|Native name||Денис Сергеевич Ходыкин|
|Full name||Denis Sergeevich Khodykin|
|Born||6 July 1999|
|Home town||Moscow, Russia|
|Height||1.82 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|Former partner||Maria Bogoslavskaia|
|Coach||Sergei Dobroskokov, Sergei Rosliakov|
|Former coach||Irina Smirnova|
|Choreographer||Andrei Maximov, Alexei Zhelezniakov|
|Skating club||Sport School No. 2, Moscow|
|ISU personal best scores|
2019 Internationaux de France
2019 Internationaux de France
Denis Sergeevich Khodykin (Russian: Денис Сергеевич Ходыкин, born 6 July 1999) is a Russian pair skater. With his skating partner, Daria Pavliuchenko, he is the 2020 European bronze medalist, the 2019 Internationaux de France and 2019 Skate America silver medalist, and the 2018 Grand Prix of Helsinki and 2018 Rostelecom Cup bronze medalist. Earlier in their career, they won gold at the 2018 World Junior Championships and bronze at the 2017 Junior Grand Prix Final.
Khodykin began learning to skate in 2004. He trained as a single skater until 2015. He then switched to pair skating and teamed up with Maria Bogoslavskaia, with whom he skated during the 2015–2016 season.
2017–2018 season: World Junior title
Pavliuchenko/Khodykin made their international debut in late September 2017 at a Junior Grand Prix (JGP) competition in Minsk, Belarus. They outscored their teammates, Anastasia Poluianova / Dmitry Sopot, by about four points to win the gold medal. After taking silver at their next JGP assignment, in Gdańsk, Poland, they qualified to the Junior Grand Prix Final. At the final, held in December in Nagoya, Japan, the pair placed third in the short program, with a fall by Pavliuchenko on the throw jump, and second in the free skate. They received the bronze medal, finishing third behind Australia's Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya / Harley Windsor and Russia's Apollinariia Panfilova / Dmitry Rylov.
Later that month, Pavliuchenko/Khodykin competed on the senior level, at the 2018 Russian Championships. Ranked sixth in both segments, they finished sixth overall behind Aleksandra Boikova / Dmitrii Kozlovskii. In January, they won the Russian junior title by a margin of more than eleven points.
In March, they won gold at the 2018 World Junior Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. Ranked first in both segments, they outscored the other medalists by more than twelve points. Together with Polina Kostiukovich / Dmitrii Ialin and Anastasia Mishina / Aleksandr Galiamov, they produced a Russian sweep of the pairs' podium.
Pavliuchenko/Khodykin started their international senior career at the 2018 CS Finlandia Trophy where they finished fifth. Two weeks later they won their first international senior medal (bronze) at the 2018 Ice Star.
In early November they made their Grand Prix debut at 2018 Grand Prix of Helsinki where they won the bronze medal with a personal best score of 185.61 points. In mid November they won their second Grand Prix bronze medal of the season at the 2018 Rostelecom Cup with a personal best score of 190.01 points. They ranked third in the short program and fourth in the free skate and won the bronze medal behind their teammates Evgenia Tarasova / Vladimir Morozov (gold) and Nicole Della Monica / Matteo Guarise (silver). With 2 Grand Prix bronze medals they qualified for the 2018–19 Grand Prix Final, where they finished sixth.
At the 2019 Russian Championships, Pavliuchenko/Khodykin finished fourth. When Natalya Zabiyako / Alexander Enbert withdrew from the 2019 European Championships, Pavliuchenko/Khodykin were named as their replacements on the Russian team. They placed fifth in the short program, sixth in the free skate, and fifth overall. In the free skate, Pavliuchenko fell on their throw triple loop, which she attributed to a lack of confidence on her part. Khodykin called the European Championships a valuable experience.
Beginning the Grand Prix at 2019 Skate America, Pavliuchenko/Khodykin won the silver medal after finishing second in the short program and third in the free skate, after a fall on a throw triple flip. At their second event, the 2019 Internationaux de France, they led the field after the short program but dropped to second place in the free skate after Pavliuchenko fell on both their triple flip jump and a throw triple loop. Despite the errors Pavliuchenko indicated she was pleased with the results.
Qualifying to their second Grand Prix Final, Pavliuchenko/Khodykin placed third in the short programs, four points clear of the fourth-place Mishina/Galliamov and only two points back of first. The free skate proved difficult, with Pavliuchenko falling twice, once in their opening transitional moves and once on their throw triple flip, in addition to a smaller error on their twist lift. Sixth in the free, they dropped to sixth overall. She remarked afterward that the opening fall had discomfited her going into the later elements, adding "I hope it won’t happen again. I will work on it."
Skating cleanly in the short program at the 2020 Russian Championships, they placed third in the short program. Fourth in the free skate with only a minor error on one throw, they won the bronze medal overall. Pavliuchenko commented that "there were still some small errors, but finally we were able to put out a clean free skate again."
|Season||Short program||Free skating||Exhibition|
|GP Rostelecom Cup||3rd|
|GP Skate America||2nd|
|CS Finlandia Trophy||5th|
|Russian Jr. Champ.||5th||1st|
|TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew|
Small medals for short and free programs awarded only at ISU Championships.
|24-25 January 2020||2020 European Championships||2
|24–29 December 2019||2020 Russian Championships||3
|4–8 December 2019||2019–20 Grand Prix Final||3
|1–3 November 2019||2019 Internationaux de France||1
|18–20 October 2019||2019 Skate America||2
|21–27 January 2019||2019 European Championships||5
|19–23 December 2018||2019 Russian Championships||5
|6–9 December 2018||2018–19 Grand Prix Final||6
|16–18 November 2018||2018 Rostelecom Cup||3
|2–4 November 2018||2018 Grand Prix Finland||3
|18–21 October 2018||2018 Ice Star||2
|4–7 October 2018||2018 CS Finlandia Trophy||4
|5–11 March 2018||2018 World Junior Championships||Junior||1
|23–26 January 2018||2018 Russian Junior Championships||Junior||1
|21–24 December 2017||2018 Russian Championships||Senior||6
|7–10 December 2017||2017–18 JGP Final||Junior||3
|4–7 October 2017||2017 JGP Poland||Junior||2
|20–24 September 2017||2017 JGP Belarus||Junior||2
|1–5 February 2017||2017 Russian Junior Championships||Junior||4
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