Figure skater Alexander Majorov (Russian: Александр Майоров), who represents Sweden, was born on 19 July 1991 in Saint Petersburg, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (now Russia). He moved to Sweden when he was four.
I think that I speak for everyone at GS when I say, that we wish you and your family all the best, please stay strong and fight this evil thing off. Our prayers are with your dad and your beloved ones, (The dad of Sasha has been diagnosed with blood cancer, which has turned into an acute leukemia)
Alex was born in 1991 at St. Petersburg but does reside in Sweden since many years as his parents are coaches at the local figure skating club of Lulea. In that club Alex heard first about this wonderful sport at the age of 5 and since he found so many friends while tipping over the ice, he decided that this might be a cool sport to do so he got himself some proper coaching lessons and e voila 11 years later he landed his first quadruple jump, the toe at the Nordics and won the bronze medal at Junior Worlds in 2011.
Sadly, life has not always been easy with Sasha, since 2007 he suffers under a serious back injury which always causes trouble for him and even cost him the current season where he is trying hard to find someone out there who can help him with that. Right now he is undergoing an electro therapy and hopefully this wonderful skater will soon return to the ice rink, to give us his amazing skates - especially if he has his hood on!
Music Short Program as of season 2015/2016
Tango Amore by Edvin Marton (Choreographed by Catarina Lindgren)
Music Free Skating as of season 2015/2016
Archangel by Thomas J. Bergersen (from "Nero") (Choreographed by Catarina Lindgren & Irina Majorova)
Current PB: 243,15 (Elitserien Luleå Cup 2015 )
- CS Nebelhorn Trophy 2016
- CS Finlandia Trophy 2016
- Golden Bear 2016
- GP Rostelecom Cup 2016
- CS Warsaw Cup 2016
- NRW Trophy 2016
Interviews & Quotes:
His recent blog post, a very personal statement about what has happened to him and his family over the past few months. http://alexandermajorov.com/2015/12/...ing-my-career/
I want to share some information. It’s been hard deciding whether or not to tell people. Most of those closest to us already know about it. What I’m about to tell you will probably end up in the press, which is not something I actually want, but I think it’s time.
My father was diagnosed with a rare type of blood cancer known as severe MDS back in June. Ever since then I have been struggling to deal with the sadness while trying to practice on my own. The only treatment that may work is a bone marrow transplant. The survival rate is 30-40%. Doctors have been searching around the world for matching donors, but even after 3 months there was no one who completely matched. By this time the blood cancer turned into acute leukemia and my father was hospitalized. This was one week before my first competition in Luleå.
The doctors decided that it was possible to take bone marrow from his children, since my father has no siblings. My brother is underage, so that left me to become a possible donor. The preparations started a week before the Volvo cup in Riga. I had a full examination and a bag of blood was drawn. (I will get it back after the surgery.) This resulted in my stamina fading, since my blood count dropped from 173 to 140. It felt like high altitude training; even my short program was so hard to skate I was shaking from exhaustion.
A week before the Grand Prix event in Moscow, a second bag of blood was drawn. My blood count was now down around 130. I tried to recover, but time was too short and I had to withdraw from the competition. Like I said before, we didn’t tell anyone because we didn’t want the media attention.
But now we have had time to analyse the whole process, and concluded that it’s time to tell the people who have been wondering what was up with me and my father. I recently had the operation extracting many of my bone marrow stem cells. I am currently not training because of physical pain and low blood count.
This is released during the Swedish Nationals, because also here, I have withdrawn. I hope this procedure will help my beloved father, and I pray for the high powers of medicine to work. Thank you, doctors, nurses and friends, for all the support you give me and my father – you are all real heroes to my family.
Good day! (posted on the 1st of April)
I have some news for you all.
Considering my injury situation in the achilles tendon and the slow progress, I have decided to go over to Pair Skating this summer.
Single skating is my life, but when things are not going well then you need to rethink the plans.
I’ve been thinking about it since December month and I allready have found a skating partner that I will skate with.
Her name is Isabelle Olsson, she is also competing for the swedish national team.
We will try to skate together this summer and see what will happen.
I will tell you more information later when we will do the “try-out”.
“We will continue to do single skating until then we feel that we are ready for pair skating, then we will try to join the Swedish team.”
I know this sounds a little strange, but I think it will work fine – I have seen people succeed in this.
Yesterday I got a shockwave treatment of my physical therapist, hurt a little now and then when you hit the most tenderest areas.
It will be very interesting to see how the treatment will work.
Me and my physiotherapist Lars Lundgren on Hermelinen rehab decided to test a couple of shockwave treatments in the coming week to see if it gives any effect.
The next shockwave treatment will be on Saturday, including laser.