Technical Scores needed to Qualify for the Figure Skating World Championships 2021 [Updated: February 13th]

The World Championships are fast approaching and have yet to be cancelled in the midst of the pandemic. The ISU announced in Communication 2370 some changes to the regular practice of obtaining Minimum Technical Element Scores to participate in Worlds 2021. Instead of just using scores obtained in the 2019/20 and 2020/21 seasons, the ISU extended this to include the results from the 2018/19 season as well. They also allow any Junior skater or team to use scores obtained at Junior international competitions over the last 3 seasons. Any skater or team who has not reached the Minimum Technical Element Score has the opportunity to end in a video of their program for virtual evaluation. If the reviewing panel determines the skate to reach the Minimum Technical Element Score they will be permitted to participate in the World Championships. 

Here we will breakdown notable skaters and teams who currently cannot compete at the World Championships this season under the new TES rules. The Grand Prix series this season, in which only Skate America, Cup of China, Rostelecom Cup, and NHK Trophy were held, did not count towards TES scores as they usually would, because the judging panels and the participants were limited to regionally specific areas, potentially creating an unfair bias in the judging process.

Men (Short TES: 34, Free TES: 64)

(Stats accurate as of 29th December 2020)

  • Nicky Obreykov (Bulgaria) – Free (63.04)
  • Alexander Zlatkov (Bulgaria) – Short (32.70), Free (62.18)
  • Chih-I Tsao (Chinese Taipei) – Free (60.73)
  • Jari Kessler (Croatia) – Short (33.83), Free (56.07)
  • Jiri Belohradsky (Czech Republic) – Free (57.91)
  • Matyas Belohradsky (Czech Republic) – Free (57.34)
  • Georgii Reshtenko (Czech Republic) – Short (30.23), Free (62.78)
  • Valtter Virtanen (Finland) – Free (56.49)
  • Jonathan Hess (Germany) – Free (61.10)
  • Graham Newberry (Great Britain) – Free (63.49)
  • Andras Csernoch (Hungary) – Short (31.61), Free (57.68)
  • Donovan Carrillo (Mexico) – Free (63.80)
  • Davide Lewton Brain (Monaco) – Free (59.23)
  • Sondre Oddvoll Boe (Norway) – Free (60.64)
  • Christopher Caluza (Philippines) – Free (62.72)
  • Edrian Paul Celestino (Philippines) Short (32.96), Free (63.05)
  • Michael Neuman (Slovakia) – Free (55.82)
  • Tomas Llorenc Guarino Sabate (Spain) – Short (28.55), Free (57.87)
  • Arnau Joly (Spain) Short (32.67), Free (54.66)
  • Illya Solomin (Sweden) – Free (59.59)
  • Nurullah Sahaka (Switzerland) – Free (60.42)
  • Micah Kai Lynette (Thailand) – Free (61.64)
  • Andrey Kokura (Ukraine) – Short (31.23), Free (56.21)

Ladies (Short TES: 30, Free TES: 51)

(Stats accurate as of 29th December 2020)

  • Yi Zhu (China) – Free (49.12)
  • Amy Lin (Chinese Taipei) – Short (27.78), Free (48.15)
  • Jenny Shyu (Chinese Taipei) – Short (24.51), Free (46.42)
  • Hana Cvijanovic (Croatia) – Short (29.10), Free (42.37)
  • Emilea Zingas (Cyprus) – Short (26.83)
  • Klara Stepanova (Czech Republic) – Short (26.32), Free (49.90)
  • Maia Sorensen (Denmark) – Short (23.79), Free (45.48)
  • Oona Ounasvuori (Finland) – Free (49.66)
  • Aya Hatakawa (Germany) – Free (46.13)
  • Nathalie Weinzierl (Germany) – Free (48.04)
  • Cheuk Ka Kahlen Cheung (Hong Kong) – Short (28.67), Free (49.32)
  • Nelli Ioffe (Israel) – Short (28.28), Free (45.19)
  • Alina Iushchenkova (Israel) – Short (28.01)
  • Taylor Morris (Israel) – Free (50.45)
  • Aiza Mambekova (Kazakhstan) – Short (26.86), Free (42.76)
  • Anete Lace (Latvia) – Free (47.49)
  • Aleksandra Golovkina (Lithuania) – Short (28.91), Free (46.06)
  • Elzbieta Kropa (Lithuania) – Free (46.50)
  • Greta Morkyte (Lithuania) – Short (29.59), Free (49.99)
  • Andrea Montesinos Cantu (Mexico) – Short (27.87), Free (48.13)
  • Lindsay van Zundert (Netherlanders) – Short (29.81)
  • Antonina Dubinina (Serbia) – Short (29.32), Free (45.23)
  • Chloe Ing (Singapore) – Short (28.27)
  • Ema Doboszova (Slovakia) – Short (25.50), Free (47.27)
  • Dasa Grm (Slovenia) – Free (50.88)
  • Valentina Matos (Spain) – Short (29.86)
  • Josefin Taljegard (Sweden) – Free (50.16)
  • Anais Coraducci (Switzerland) – Short (28.55)
  • Anna La Porta (Switzerland) – Short (24.77)
  • Guzide Irmark Bayir (Turkey) – Free (49.52)

Pairs (Short TES: 27, Free TES: 44)

(Stats accurate as of 29th December 2020)

  • Choinard/Mayr (Austria) – *No current technical minimums
  • Kovalev/Kovalev (France) – Short (26.02)
  • Vaipan-Law/Digby (Great Britain) – *No current technical minimums
  • Caldara/Santucci (Italy) – Short (21.78), Free (41.59)
  • Conti/Macii (Italy) – Short (25.74)
  • Osipova/Epstein (Netherlands) – *No current technical minimums
  • Broda/Betagon Martin (Spain) – Short (25.39), Free (43.89)
  • Crafoord/Crafoord (Sweden) – Short (26.27), Free (38.95)
  • Herbrikova/Roulet (Switzerland) – Free (42.59)
  • Scimeca Knierim/Frazier (USA) – *No current technical minimums
  • Chen/Howe (USA) – *No current technical minimums

Ice Dance (Rhythm TES: 33, Free TES: 47)

(Stats accurate as of 9th February 2021)

  • Friend/Badaoui (Australia) – Rhythm (31.79)
  • Sidarenka/Yelenich (Belarus) – Free (45.32)
  • Muramoto/Takahashi (Japan) – *No current technical minimums
  • Jakucs/Galli (Netherlands) – Rhythm (31.38)
  • Verhaegh/van Geffen (Netherlands) – Free (46.94)
  • Khudaiberdieva/Bazin (Russia) – *No current technical minimums
  • Zhata/Akalin (Turkey) – Free (45.83)
  • Cesanek/Yehorov (USA) – Rhythm (32.97)

(Not every skater or team who doesn’t currently have their minimums was included in this list, but a conscious effort was made to include some who may get reserve spots if higher profile skaters were to withdraw, or who would be the only representation for their country if they earned their minimums. If a skater is not on this list, you can assume they either have their minimum scores, or comment below/reach out to us at @AnythingGOE on Twitter and we’ll be able to answer any specific queries.)

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