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Russian pairs sweep podium at European figure skating championships
Maxim Trankov hopes young figure skaters all over Russia will take inspiration from what he and Tatiana Volosozhar accomplished at the Olympics. The two restored the country to the pinnacle of pairs Wednesday, and their teammates made it almost total domination. Russia or the Soviet Union had won gold in 12 straight Olympics in pairs before the streak ended four years ago, when the Russians failed to take home any medal in the event.
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And what better time to do that than just before the Russian National Championships? Had Zagitova, reigning Olympic and world champion, been competing in Krasnoyarsk this week, she would have been hard-pressed to improve on her startlingly poor fifth-place finish of a year ago, when three junior skaters swept the senior podium. Those three are likely to get all the medals again. Wait until she sees how much better it feels not to be beating herself up and down — trying to contend with skaters in just her own Moscow club like the current top three in the world and the year-old girl who just landed a quadruple toe loop.
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The duo, 16th at Vancouver , must finish among the top four qualifying teams at the Nebelhorn Trophy, in Oberstdorf, to reach the Games. Kemp and King narrowly missed automatic qualification for Sochi when they finished 15th at this year’s World Championships in London, Canada, in March. We’ve just got to go and do it in Oberstdorf,” said Kemp, We were shocked at the level, teams had really stepped it up from the World Championships.
So we know what it’s like and we’ve done the same this year. This season, the pair will skate to Tchaikovsky for their short programme – “a Russian composer for a Russian audience,” explained Kemp – and a Beatles medley for their free skate. It’s a goal we can achieve and that would be our highest finish at a world level. We’ve got to be as fast as a top team, have the confidence of a top team and the execution too.
Takahashi won a world bronze medal in but has since formed a new partnership with Kihara. Skaters who have already qualified for the Games can compete alongside Olympic hopefuls, so Kemp and King need only finish among the top four pairs yet to qualify – not the top four overall. Matthew Parr, 23, will skate for Britain in the men’s event at the Nebelhorn Trophy, hoping to finish among the top six qualifiers and earn a berth in Sochi. Should Kemp and King or Parr qualify, they will technically only reserve an Olympic place for Team GB and not in their own name – the British Olympic Association then officially awards the places at a later date.
8 Olympic Ice Skating Pairs Who Are Couples in Real Life
The Winter Olympic games in PyeongChang, South Korea, will be an extravaganza of cold weather sports, over which the real-life couples of ice skating will arguably take the center stage. So perhaps it should come as no surprise that many of the figure skating and ice dancing pairs at the Winter Olympics are couples both on and off the ice — after all, partners that skate together, stay together.
Both skated with other partners beforehand but what will make this Olympics even more special is that this will be the first games that the pair will be competing as a real-life couple.
Full results of all the Winter Olympics figure skating events from Sochi, Russia on
The figure skating team event came to a close with host nation Russia winning gold. Now the slate is wiped clean for all the skaters as they begin their specific disciplines. Up first are the pairs, which opened with the short program. So far, the Russians have been a step above the competition on the figure skating ice. That was expected to continue heading into the pairs event with several tandems worthy of medal contention and the overall favorites in Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov.
With that in mind, let’s check out where all 20 teams finished in the short program. The second half of the pairs competition, the free skate, will take place on Wednesday. A combination of the two scores will determine which duos end up on the podium. Although most of the pairs considered top contenders in the event were scheduled for the latter stages of the short program, there were a couple standout performances early on.
Who Won the Most Medals and More Olympics Questions, Answered
Ekaterina Gordeeva is a Russian champion ice skater. In their 13 years of skating together, Gordeeva and Sergei Grinkov were first co-workers, became friends, then fell in love, married, became parents and won four world championships and two Olympic gold medals. In , at age 28, her partner and husband Grinkov died of a heart attack.
Gordeeva was born in Moscow, Russia, on May 28, Her mother, Elena Levovna, was a teletype operator for the Soviet newsagent Tass. Gordeeva’s parents both worked hard and traveled so much that Gordeeva and her sister, Maria, often stayed with their grandparents. Gordeeva’s grandmother read Grimm’s fairytales to her, not knowing that’s how Gordeeva would later describe her life — like a fairytale.
Gordeeva, in My Sergei , also commented that “I was the luckiest girl on earth, wanting for nothing. By the time she turned five years old, Gordeeva was practicing four times a week. In My Sergei , Gordeeva remembered, “I can’t miss it. It’s my job. She continued skating and one year later was paired with Grinkov. In December , after a coaching change and just one year of training, Gordeeva and Grinkov finished sixth in the Junior World Championships.
Their routine was enough to earn them the crown as the top pairs skaters and the Olympic gold, as the Associated Press reports:. Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy, the German favorites to contend with the Russians coming in, couldn’t finish with a clean routine and placed third in the event with a bronze medal. With the pairs figure skating officially coming to an end, here’s a look at the medal count following the routines and a breakdown of the top athletes.
Volosozhar and Trankov were expected to bring artistry and perfection, and that’s exactly what they delivered. Prior to skating in the final, Trankov spoke about the moment, according to Olympic. There were moments when things seemed easy and I thought I was just flying but I had to check myself before the emotions took over.
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