Paniot at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games
|Native name||Ярослав Вадимович Паніот|
|Full name||Yaroslav Vadymovych Paniot|
|Born||26 December 1997|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Former coach||Nikolai Morozov, Viacheslav Zagorodniuk, Alexei Tchetverukhin, Yuriy Sukholentsev|
|Former choreographer||Nikolai Morozov, Philipp Mills, Karen Kwan, Alena Turaeva-Stetskaia|
|Skating club||Leader Kiev|
|Former training locations||Hackensack, New Jersey |
|ISU personal best scores|
2017 CS US Internat. FS Classic
2017 CS Tallinn Trophy
2017 CS US Internat. FS Classic
Yaroslav Vadymovych Paniot (Ukrainian: Ярослав Вадимович Паніот, born 26 December 1997) is a Ukrainian figure skater. He is a two-time (2015, 2018) Ukrainian national senior champion. He has reached the free skate at four ISU Championships and qualified a spot for Ukraine at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
In January 2012, Paniot won silver in the team event at the Winter Youth Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria. He debuted on the ISU Junior Grand Prix (JGP) series the following season, in late August 2012. In February 2013, Paniot took silver at the European Youth Olympic Winter Festival in Poiana Brașov, Romania. He trained mainly in Kiev until 2014.
2014–2015 season: ISU Championship debut
During the season, Paniot trained mainly in Irvine, California, coached by Viacheslav Zagorodniuk. Competing in the 2014 JGP series, he finished 17th in Aichi, Japan, having dropped from 7th after the short program, and won the bronze medal in Dresden, Germany, after placing fourth in the short and third in the free skate. Making his senior international debut, he finished 12th at the Warsaw Cup, an ISU Challenger Series event. In December, Paniot won the Ukrainian senior national title; ranked first in the short program and second in the free skate, he finished ahead of silver medalist Ivan Pavlov by less than half a point.
Paniot was selected to compete at two senior-level ISU Championships and reached the free skate at both. In January, he finished 16th at the 2015 European Championships in Stockholm, Sweden, having ranked 14th in the short program and 18th in the free skate. In March, he placed 20th in the short, 24th in the free, and 24th overall at the 2015 World Championships in Shanghai, China.
Paniot finished second to Pavlov at the Ukrainian Championships in December 2015. He changed coaches in January 2016, joining Nikolai Morozov a week before the Ukrainian Junior Championships. In March, he competed at the 2016 World Junior Championships in Debrecen, Hungary and qualified for the free skate by placing 15th in the short. He was 8th in the free skate and 11th overall.
Competing in the 2016 JGP series, Paniot placed 5th in Saint Gervais-les-Bains and Dresden. He ranked 12th at the 2016 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb. At the Ukrainian Championships, he placed first in the short and second in the free, finishing second to Pavlov by a margin of 0.87.
Ahead of the 2017 World Junior Championships, Paniot trained under Halyna Kukhar and Anton Kovalevski in Ukraine. At Junior Worlds in Taipei (Taiwan), Paniot finished in 10th place after scoring personal bests in every portion of the competition.
In early August, Paniot received the silver medal at the Philadelphia Summer International, having finished second to Timothy Dolensky and ahead of Max Aaron. In mid-September, he placed fourth at the 2017 CS U.S. International Classic. At the end of the month, he competed at the 2017 CS Nebelhorn Trophy, the final qualifying opportunity for the 2018 Winter Olympics. By placing 7th, he earned a spot for Ukraine in the men's event at the Olympics.
Paniot won bronze at the 2017 CS Tallinn Trophy and then won his second senior national title. In February 2018, he competed at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. He was eliminated after placing 30th in the short program.
Records and achievements
- The first European skater to have completed a quad flip in international competition. He landed the jump in his free skate at the 2017 US International Figure Skating Classic.
|Season||Short program||Free skating|
|GP NHK Trophy||12th|
|CS Golden Spin||12th|
|CS Tallinn Trophy||3rd|
|CS U.S. Classic||WD||4th||8th|
|CS Warsaw Cup||12th||8th|
|Cup of Nice||7th J||8th J|
|Youth Olympics||2nd T
| J = Junior level; TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew |
T = Team result; P = Personal result. Medals awarded for team result.
- "Yaroslav PANIOT: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 23 May 2015.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
- "Ярослав Паниот (Киев)" [Yaroslav Paniot] (in Russian). skating.com.ua.
- "Паниот Ярослав Вадимович" [Yaroslav Vadimovich Paniot] (in Russian). fskate.ru.
- "Yaroslav PANIOT: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 22 June 2014.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
- "Ярослав Паниот: здесь не такое строгое судейство, поэтому и получил 75 балов" [Yaroslav Paniot interview] (in Russian). Ukrainian Figure Skating Federation. 20 December 2014. Archived from the original on 20 December 2014.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
- "Ukrainian Figure Skating Championships". 20 December 2014.
- "Ярослав Паниот: тренера я поменял буквально за неделю до того, как приехал сюда в Киев, поэтому рано еще о чем-то говорить" [Yaroslav Paniot changed coaches] (in Russian). Ukrainian Figure Skating Federation. 21 January 2016. Archived from the original on 22 January 2016.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
- "Марина Амірханова:на юніорському чемпіон��ті світу Україна буде презентована сильними фігуристами" [Maryna Amirkhanova: Ukraine will be represented by strong skaters at the World Junior Championships] (in Ukrainian). Ukrainian Figure Skating Federation. 3 March 2017. Archived from the original on 7 March 2017.
- "Athlete Profile - Yaroslav PANIOT". pyeongchang2018.com. Archived from the original on 20 April 2018.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
- "Yaroslav PANIOT: 2017/2018". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 29 May 2018.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
- "Yaroslav PANIOT: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 30 May 2017.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
- "Yaroslav PANIOT: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 28 May 2016.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
- "Yaroslav PANIOT: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 20 December 2015.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
- "Yaroslav PANIOT: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 15 February 2013.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
- "Competition Results: Yaroslav PANIOT". International Skating Union.