Mark Kondratiuk claimed overall gold at the European Figure Skating Championships ©Getty Images

Mark Kondratiuk claimed the men's overall title after winning the free skating section today at the International Skating Union (ISU) European Figure Skating Championships in Tallinn.

After finishing second in the short programme, he put in an impressive performance at the Tondiraba Ice Hall as his team mates faltered in the second section.

Kondratiuk scored 286.56, far in front of Italian Daniel Grassl on 274.48, who finished second in free skating.

The Russian's free skating score was 187.50 with Grassl on 182.73 and Latvian Deniss Vasiljevs on 181.84 - a clear distance in front of the rest of the field.

Vasiljevs' free skating mark gave him the overall bronze medal too with 272.08.

Short programme winner Andrei Mozalev of Russia was fourth and compatriot Evgeni Semenenko was fifth after being third in the first section.

Morisi Kvitelashvili of Georgia, France's Kévin Aymoz, Vladimir Litvintsev of Azerbaijan, Italy's Gabriele Frangipani and Czech Republic's Michal Březina completed the top 10.

Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov are top after the rhythm dance in ice dance ©Getty Images
Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov are top after the rhythm dance in ice dance ©Getty Images

Starting today was the ice dance, with the Russian pair of Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov winning the rhythm dance discipline, topping the standings prior to the free dance tomorrow.

Their score of 87.89 made them top of the 20 qualifiers for tomorrow, with compatriots Alexandra Stepanova and Ivan Bukin finishing second on 86.45.

Charlene Guignard and Marco Fabbri of Italy were third on 83.35 to take the bronze medal in front of Britain's Lilah Fear and Lewis Gibson.

Olivia Smart and Adrian Diaz of Spain completed the top five.

Also taking place tomorrow is the women's free skating which is set to crown an overall champion.