Jelizaveta Kopaca

Date of birth: February 15, 2001
Club: Isdala KK (in Gothenburg)
Length: 158 cm
Begun to go: At four years of age
Included in: Svenska Konståkningsförbundets junior landslag
Coach: Evgueni Loutkov
Choreographer: Galina Loutkova
Family: Mommy Jelena, Dad Sergey, Big sister Anna
Pets: No
Favorite color: Blue and white
Favorite food: Lasagna
Favorite drink: Apple juice or vitamin drink
Favorite Music: Listen to anything but hard rock

Jelizaveta Kopaca, is another of Sweden’s many strong junior skiers. She came to Sweden from Latvia a number of years ago saying that she loves to live and work here.

Why do you like to go skiing?

– Figure skating is my life. It’s fun learning new elements, and setting goals and struggling to reach them.

How did you start traveling?

– I was four years old. My mother wants me to start going, she said it was the best way to stay healthy. Then I fell in love with it!

What role models do you have in artwork?

– In particular, former world champion Jelizaveta Tuktamysjeva. She is great. She was the best at a young age, then all girls began to grow and became injured. She could not train or compete for a long time, but then she found new power and started from zero. She is my great idol.

What do you think your strong pages in artwork are?

“My coach often says I’m good at expressing feelings. But I think I need to develop it.

What else do you need to be better at?

“I’m usually nervous about competitions. It prevents me. I have difficulty concentrating on the simple elements, while the hard goes better. I am now working to calm down the competitions.

Tell us what it was like to come to Sweden and start training here.

My dad worked here. We moved to be with him five years ago, when I was eleven years old. I started training with my current coach Evgueni and it worked really well. I hope we will stay, I love Sweden.

What is your goal?

– My highest goal is OS 2022.

How are you going to get there?

“It’s just working hard on every workout. And to be positive.

What did you do in your spare time if you did not go skiing?

“At the moment, I can not imagine my life without figure skating. But I might have begun in any other sport, such as rhythmic gymnastics.

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Statistics

Date of birth: February 15, 2001
Place of birth: Riga (Latvia)
Home town: Göteborg
Height: 158 cm
Started skating: 2006
Club: Isdala KK
Coach: Evgueni Loutkov
Choreographer: Galina Loutkova
Former coaches: Romans Pantelejevs, Andrei Brovenko
Summer training: 13 hours/week in Göteborg (Sweden)
Winter training: 13 hours/week in Göteborg (Sweden)
Member of:  Swedish National Figure Skating Junior Team
Selected for the national team: April 2017

Music for the 2017-2018 season

Short program: Waltz from “My Tender and Affectionate Beast”, by Evgeni Doga

Free skating: “El Tango de Roxanne” from “Moulin Rouge!”, by Sting, performed by José Feliciano, Ewan McGregor & Jacek Koman

Best results in ISU competitions

Personal best:
Seasonal best:

Best results including international competitions, Swedish Championships and Elite League Finals

Personal best: 124,26 (Swedish Championships 2018, Junior)
Seasonal best: 124,26 (Swedish Championships 2018, Junior)

Results in national competitions including championships and Elite League Finals

2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Swedish Championships Junior - - - - 5 3
Swedish Championships Novice (Girls 14) - - 7 3 - -
National Championships (Girls 12) 8 2 - - - -
Elite League Finals Junior - - - - 2
Elite League Finals Novice 15 - - - 1 -
Elite League Finals Novice 13 2 1 - - -

Results in other international novice competitions

2017
Kaunas Ice Autumn Cup 2
Volvo Open Cup 7

Results in other international novice competitions

2015 2016
Sportland Trophy 2 -
World Dev. Trophy (group B) 2 -
Merano Cup 5 -
The Nordics - 4