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    Alena Leonova

    Alena Igorevna Leonova (Russian: Алёна Игоревна Леонова) was born 23 November 1990 in St. Petersburg. Alena is a Russian figure skater. She is the 2012 World silver medalist.

    Alena pronounces her name:
    https://youtu.be/1m2ctGIrGmo

    As the most mature of the Russian ladies currently still competing, I'm surprised Alena Leonova doesn't have her own thread yet! Thought I'd get a jump on compiling some info here.

    July 2015 Update

    Alena Leonova (Russian: Алёна Леонова)

    Excerpt: Alena Leonova once spearheaded the wave of talented Russian girls when she won the World Junior title in 2009, and was the first Russian lady in eight years to do so. While she went on to claim silver at Worlds in 2012, the following two years were not as successful. She finished 13th at Worlds in 2013, and as a result, did not qualify for the Olympic team.

    More... October 2014 GS article

    Recent R-Sport interview about the past 2014-2015 season (4/22/2015)
    http://rsport.ru/interview/20150422/825123235.html
    English translation provided by Basil:
    http://pastebin.com/Wi9aFcni | http://vk.com/wall261459062_97

    Biographical Information


    Alena Leonova ISU bio
    http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00010055.htm

    Alena Leonova icenetwork bio
    http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/profile/alena_leonova

    Alena's Tracings.net entry
    http://tracings.net/leon-alen.html

    Alena's Wikipedia Entry
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alena_Leonova

    Alena's official website
    http://alena-leonova.ru/ English: http://en.alena-leonova.ru/

    Social Media


    Alena's Twitter account
    https://twitter.com/Alena_Leonova

    Alena's Facebook community
    https://www.facebook.com/AlenaLeonovaOfficial

    Alena's Instagram
    https://instagram.com/alenkaleonova/

    Alena's VK community
    http://vk.com/club7056510

    Alena's YouTube Channel
    https://www.youtube.com/user/AlenaLeonovaOfficial

    GoldenSkate article from October 2014:
    Alena Leonova fights back

    Programs

    Personal Best Total Score 160.95 Nebelhorn Trophy 2014
    Personal Best Score Short Program 64.95 ISU Grand Prix NHK Trophy 2014
    Personal Best Score Free Skate 97.33 ISU World Championships 2011

    2014-15
    Highest Scores
    NHK SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jn0RhB-f5cc
    Nebelhorn FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14hBaGiu1_c

    Nationals SP: http://youtu.be/3JEvAwG4XXQ (by sabinfire)
    Nationals FS: https://youtu.be/n5oZnTbnFFU (by sabinfire)
    NHK EX: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBwDk2vDx0o



    2013-2014
    Highest Scores
    Nationals SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNtzqi4vLM4
    Nationals FS:: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjX_puOyC8k

    Nationals EX: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFrB7dv72kg


    2012-2013
    Highest Scores
    Nationals SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuOIu_YWu0A
    Nationals FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyma9qswBog


    2011-2012
    Highest Scores
    Worlds SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOodxd4hR-s
    Worlds FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgZKzRlVlE8 (Silver medalist)

    Worlds EX: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmgYuLfMGOA


    2010-2011
    Highest Scores
    Nationals SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORyiuMMsvV8
    Worlds FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHcQdY1c7Mk

    Worlds EX: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_XTrE5RVeQ


    2009-2010
    Highest Scores
    Vancouver Winter Olympics SP
    GPF SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwD7wBVDd_U
    Nationals FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VehZENHBlKQ


    2008-2009
    Highest Scores
    Worlds SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARbJjdLgnoQ
    Worlds FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxLb3Qk1Gh0


    Baby Pictures
    2007 Junior Worlds FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VANJ5PEeKCI

    Programs
    2015-2016
    SP Music: "Smile" by Nat King Cole | "Overture - Unveiling the Statue" by Carl Davis | "Terry's Theme" by Charlie Chaplin
    FS Music: "Summertime" performed by Carmen McRae | "Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley | "In Other Words" by April Stevens | "Sing Sing Sing" performed by the Andrew Sisters
    2014-2015
    SP Music: "Smile" by Nat King Cole | "Overture - Unveiling the Statue" by Carl Davis | "Terry's Theme" by Charlie Chaplin
    FS Music: "Asi se baila el Tango" (from Take the Lead) | "Otono Porteno" by Ensemble Nuevo Tango
    2013-2014
    SP Music: "Barynya", "Kalinka" (Russian folk music) | "Pirates of the Caribbean" by Hans Zimmer, Klaus Badelt
    FS Music: "Carmen"
    2012-2013
    SP Music: "Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)" by Bond | Slumdog Millionaire (soundtrack)
    FS Music: "Adagio for Strings" by Samuel Barber | "Requiem for a Tower" by Clint Mansell | "Poeta en la mar" by Vicente Amigo
    2011-2012
    SP Music: "Sirens" by Harry Gregson-Williams | "Pirates of the Caribbean" by Klaus Badelt, Hans Zimmer
    FS Music: "Adagio for Strings" by Samuel Barber | "Requiem for a Tower" by Clint Mansell
    2010-2011
    SP Music: "Polka (Circus)" by Alfred Schnittke | "La Strada" by Nino Rota
    FS Music: "The Witches of Eastwick" by John Williams
    2009-2010
    SP Music: "Barynya" (Russian folk music)
    FS Music: "Chicago" by John Kander
    2008-2009
    SP Music: "Al Andaluz" by Manolo Carrasco
    FS Music: "La Leyenda del Beso" by Raúl di Blasio
    2007-2008
    SP Music: "Beethoven's Last Night" by Trans-Siberian Orchestra
    FS Music: "La Leyenda del Beso" by Raúl di Blasio
    2006-2007
    SP Music: Jewish Dance
    FS Music: "Scorchio" by Tonči Huljić



    Competitive History

    Competition SP FP Final
    Season 2014-2015
    2015 Winter Universiade 1 1 1 (182.85)
    2015 Russian Nationals 5 7 7 (184.33)
    2014 ISU NHK Trophy 2 3 2 (186.40)
    2014 Ice Challenge 1 5 4 (148.29)
    2014 Skate Canada 3 6 6 (164.15)
    2014 Nebelhorn Trophy 1 3 2 (186.71)
    (Table updating in progress...)

    Competitive Results
    2015 - Universiade - 1st
    2015 - Nationals - 7th
    2014 - NHK Trophy - 2nd
    2014 - Skate Canada - 6th
    2014 - Ice Challenge - 4th
    2014 - Nebelhorn - 2nd
    2014 - Europeans - 4th
    2014 - Nationals - 5th
    2013 - NHK Trophy - 7th
    2013 - Worlds - 13th
    2013 - Nationals - 7th
    2012 - Rostelecom - 6th
    2012 - Skate America - 7th
    2012 - Worlds - 2nd
    2012 - Europeans - 7th
    2012 - Nationals - 3rd
    2011 - Japan Open - 4th
    2011 - Finlandia - 3rd
    2011 - Skate Canada - 4th
    2011 - NHK Trophy - 3rd
    2011 - Rostelecom - 2nd
    2011 - Grand Prix Final - 3rd
    2011 - Russian Nationals - 2nd
    2011 - European Championships - 5th
    2011 - World Championships - 4th
    2010 - Finlandia Trophy - 3rd
    2010 - Coupe de Nice - 1st
    2010 - Cup of China - 3rd
    2010 - Cup of Russia - 9th
    2010 - Panin Memorial - 2nd
    2010 - Russian Nationals - 2nd
    2010 - European Championships - 7th
    2010 - XXI Olympic Winter Games - 9th
    2010 - World Championships - 13th
    2009 - Finlandia Trophy - 1st
    2009 - Rostelecom Cup - 3rd
    2009 - NHK Trophy - 2nd
    2009 - Grand Prix Final - 6th
    2009 - Cup of St. Petersburg - 1st
    2009 - Russian Nationals - 5th
    2009 - European Championships - 4th
    2009 - World Junior Championships -1st
    2009 - World Championships - 7th
    2009 - World Team Trophy - 6th
    2008 - Cup of St. Petersburg - 1st
    2008 - Coupe de Nice - 2nd
    2008 - Cup of China - 7th
    2008 - Cup of Russia - 5th
    2008 - Russian Nationals - 7th
    2008 - Russian Junior Nationals - 2nd
    2008 - World Junior Championships - 6th
    2007 - Cup of St. Petersburg - 1st
    2007 - JGP Miercurea Ciuc - 2nd
    2007 - JGP Zagreb - 5th
    2007 - Coup de Nice. Jr - 2nd
    2007 - Russian Nationals - 7th
    2007 - Russian Junior Nationals - 2nd
    2007 - World Junior Championships - 12th


    Golden Skate threads and articles


    thread Oct 2014: Alena Leonova Fights Back
    http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...va-fights-back

    thread Sep 2014: Leonova Comes Back Stronger Than Ever
    http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...ger-Than-Ever!

    thread Mar 2024: Alena Leonova Leaves Morosov to Join Rukavitsin
    http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...oin-Rukavitsin

    thread Nov 2013: Why has Alena Leonova Fallen Off the Map
    http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...en-off-the-map

    thread Oct 2013 Alena Leonova Will Miss Skate Canada Due to Injury
    http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...-due-to-injury

    thread Mar 2013 Is Alena Leonova Finished
    http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...onova-finished

    thread Mar 2013 Leonova and Kovtun get a chance to go to Worlds
    http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...o-go-to-Worlds

    thread Aug 2012 Alena Leonova A totally different color on the ice
    http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...lor-on-the-ice

    article May 2012 Perseverance Pays Off for Leonova
    http://www.goldenskate.com/2012/05/p...f-for-leonova/

    article June 2009 Alena Leonova an Unexpected Break Through
    http://www.goldenskate.com/2009/06/a...break-through/

    Articles

    Leonova at NHK 2014
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2014/...n-short-at-nhk

    Alena at Skate Canada 2014
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2014/...gorilaya-leads

    Alena at Nebelhorn 2014
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2014/...t-at-nebelhorn
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2014/...d-at-nebelhorn

    Q&A with Alena
    http://www.figureskating-online.com/alena-leonova.html
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    Is she continuing to compete? I hope so.

    I loved her "Chaplin" this past season - one of my favorites and she skated it very well in most of her competitions. Her 3toe-3toe when done well has great height and ice coverage.

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    It would appear so.

    Alena also intends to keep the Chaplin SP for the 2015-2016 season:

    http://rsport.ru/figure_skating/20150422/825185092.html

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    It's a great program

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    Yesterday she tweeted that she is working with a choreographer in Boston...well, she says "taking lessons from," not necessarily that they are working on a program. I'm a fan of Olga Glinka, the regular choreographer for Rukavitsyn's skaters, although I'm kind of over Chaplin (as great as it is), and would like to see something new.

    https://twitter.com/Alena_Leonova

    She has 252,000 Twitter followers! Where did they all come from? Liza hasn't even hit 25,000 yet.

    A few weeks ago, Mikhail Sharov spent a day with Rukavitsyn's training group. He's the journalist who is always posting videos & photos from Russian competitions. His photos & remarks are here...quite a few are of Alena.
    Last edited by silverfoxes; 05-10-2015 at 05:59 PM.

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    Mixed thoughts on her keeping Chaplin. I love it--probably my favourite ladies SP this year--but it's already been skated to perfection several times. Usually, I want skaters to move on when the program has gotten its ideal performance.

    Either way, good luck to Alena next year. Hoping she can improve her FS consistency.

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    Here's hoping she gets invited to Skate America I want to see her skate live at least once before she retires!

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    I was personally hoping she'd turn the Chaplin SP into a LP.

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    That'd be great to see her in North America this coming season! I'm not a fan of repeating old programs for consecutive years, but I wouldn't complain if I were to see the Chaplin SP in-person.

    Made a few more additions to the OP -- achievements back to 2009ish so far, program info, links to social media (twitter, YouTube channel, official website, Facebook community, etc.)... though not all of these have been updated recently...

    Gotta hand it to the mod staff here, these updates take a lot of time and effort!

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    http://rsport.ru/figure_skating/20150516/832085688.html

    MOSCOW, May 16 - R-Sport, Andrew Simonenko. Vice-World Champion 2012 in the women's figure skating Russian woman Alena Leonova worked on staging camp in the United States with the famous American choreographer Olga Kinnard, the work was productive, said the agency "F-Sport" Coach figure skater Yevgeny Rukavitsin.
    Skaters group Rukavitsin - Leonov, European Championship bronze medalist in 2014, Konstantin Menshov and multiple winner of the Junior Grand Prix Dmitry Aliev - held a gathering in the US in the first half of May . At the gathering were working on the production of programs.
    "The programs I'm talking would not want to, but I can tell you that our group choreographer Olga Glinka Leonova invited to work with the famous US choreographer Olga Kinnard, who owns her own studio ballroom dancing - to work on stylistics of rock 'n' roll - told Rukavitsin by phone. - A few hours she spent with Alain on the ice and also a certain time in the room. We liked how was work, it was very helpful. "

    "Also in our collection present five-time United States, a three-time bronze medalist of the World Championships in ice dancing Michael Siebert, he paid attention to us in the work. Also helps (Olympic bronze medalist in 1984 in pair skating) Larisa Selezneva and Oleg Makarov. Was very good teamwork ", - concluded the coach.

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    Love her. The looks, the presence, the artistry, the three beautiful programs of the last season. Poor girl has problems with nerves tho. I'm currently translating her big R-sport interview about the last season, i'm half-way there but i'm very busy, so i don't know when i will finish it.

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    We would all love to see it!

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    And here it is! The translation of this huge interview: http://rsport.ru/interview/20150422/825123235.html
    here: http://pastebin.com/Wi9aFcni
    and here: http://vk.com/wall261459062_97

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    Thank you, Basil!

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    Thanks Basil! I have added the R-Sport interview & English translation to the OP.

    I have also added a link to Alena's VK community, added more competitive results dating back to 2007, and high score videos for the 2008-2009 & 2009-2010 seasons.

    Also added links to her Nationals programs for 2015.
    Last edited by sabinfire; 06-04-2015 at 06:02 PM. Reason: added videos to OP

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