Born in Glazov on 17.12.1996, Elizaveta “Liza” Sergeyevna TUKTAMYSHEVA lives in St. Petersburg where she practices full time with Alexei Mishin and Tatiana Prokofieva. She likes music, dancing, watching TV, surfing the web. She started skating in 2001 at Olympic School Zvezdni Led St. Petersburg.
Tuktamysheva is the first Russian lady to win the World title in ten years. Irina Slutskaya had won in 2005. She started skating at age four and a half because she befriended other girls that were figure skaters. From 2007 to 2011, she split her training time between Glazov and St. Petersburg before moving to train in St. Petersburg full-time in August 2011. Tuktamysheva has landed triple Axels in competition and the quadruple toeloop in practice. She broke her foot in March 2014 and was off the ice for three months. She missed the 2019 National Championships due to illness (pneumonia).
Elizaveta Tuktamysheva is the 2015 World champion and the 2021 World silver medalist. Previously she won the 2015 European championship, the 2014–15 Grand Prix Final champion and 14 times medals on the Grand Prix series.
At the 2015 World Championships, she became the first female skater to land four triple jumps in a short program (triple Axel, triple Lutz, and a triple toe-triple toe combination). At the 2018–19 Grand Prix Final, she landed the maximum eight triple jumps cleanly in the free skate allowed under the Zayak rule, becoming the third woman to do so after Japanese Rika Kihira and American Mirai Nagasu. She therefore also became the first woman to land the maximum twelve triple jumps in one international competition, albeit with the triple Axel in her short program deemed under-rotated. In the final event of the 2018–19 season, the 2019 World Team Trophy, she successfully landed all twelve jumps cleanly, becoming the first woman to accomplish this feat in an official international competition.