Started skating when he was 5 ... Hobbies include computers, listening to music and slalom skiing ... Coached by his parents ... Originally from Russia moved to Sweden when his parents started coaching there ... Has a younger brother, Nikolai, who also skates ... Is the first skater from Sweden to medal at the world junior championships (bronze in 2011) and the first Swedish figure skater to medal at an ISU championship since Vivi-Anne Hulten won the bronze at the world championships in 1937.
2013 Season NotesSP Music: "Ray's Blues" by Dave Grusin
FS Music: "Life Begins Again" by Afro Celt Sound System
2012 Season NotesSP Music: "Soul Bossa Nova" from the Austin Powers soundtrack by Quincy Jones
FS Music: "Flamenco Bolero" by Maurice Ravel, performed by Gustavo Montesano
2011 Season NotesSP Music: "Soul Bossa Nova" by Quincy Jones
FS Music: "Polovtsian Dances" from Prince Igor by Alexander Borodin