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    Sonia Lafuente

    All the top Spanish skaters from the other categories already have their own Fan Fests, so I thought it was about time that the top Spanish Ladies skater, Sonia Lafuente, had one too!

    (Since Sonia has had a much longer career than I thought, it is taking me longer than expected to bring everything together. So, I have decided to post this initial draft of her Fan Fest now. But don’t worry, I will update it in stages over the next few weeks with results, videos, and other links. )

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    Summary

    Sonia Lafuente Martínez was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the Canary Islands, in December 1991.

    Although she is only 23, Sonia Lafuente has had a very long competitive career. And a successful one at that. For a start, she has won every edition of the Spanish Championships (at various levels that she has entered)… since 2003!!!

    Sonia made her international debut back in October 2003 at the Mereno Cup in Italy, when she won the bronze medal in the Novice competition. The following year, she won her first international gold medal in the same competition.

    She graduated to Junior level in the 2005–06 season. She made her Junior Grand Prix debut at the Andorra Cup, where she finished 12th, and also had a second GP in Gdansk, finishing 30th. Later on in the season, she also made her debut in the Junior World Championships, finishing 10th in Pre-qualifying, and 30th overall.

    The following year, during the 2005–06 season, Sonia won the silver medal in the Mexican Junior Grand Prix. This was not only her first ISU medal, but it was also the first medal to be won by a Spaniard at an ISU-run event. She also won the Mereno Cup again, but this time as a Junior, as well as winning the European Youth Olympic Festival.

    Over the next 2 seasons, Sonia competed in a mixture of Junior events and Senior events. In 2008, she achieved her second ISU medal (a bronze) at the John Curry Memorial Junior GP event. She also made her European Championships debut, finishing 20th, and her Senior World Championship debut, finishing 30th. In between, she achieved her best finish in the Junior World Championships, finishing 12th.

    The 2009–10 season was to mark the completion of Sonia’s transition from Junior to Senior level. The 2 milestones to take from it are her final Junior Grand Prix appearance (13th at the Bosporus Cup) and her Olympic debut (22nd in Vancouver).

    The 2010–11 season also had a few important milestones in Sonia’s career. Firstly, she got 2 Senior Grand Prix allotments. More significantly, though, for her first time at an international competition (the Golden Spin of Zagreb) she got a clean sweep of first positions. She also got a clean sweep, but this time of second positions, when she won her first senior medal at one of the major championships, a silver at the Winter Universiade in Erzurum.

    Apart from the 2013 European Championships (when she got her International PB and her best Europeans placement of 7th position), Sonia has been gradually slipping down the pecking order since 2010–11. She has only won 2 international medals in the past 4 seasons – a gold at the 2013 Dragon Trophy, and a bronze at the 2014 Andorra Open.

    Plus, in December 2014, for the first time since she turned senior, Sonia did not get a clean sweep of first places in the Spanish Championships. Marta Garcia won the Short Programme. In fact, this is only the second time since the incomplete results of 2003 that Sonia has not got a clean sweep of first places in Nationals (Marta won the Free Skate in the 2008 Junior Nationals).

    But, now that Marta has made her presence felt, it may actually turn out to be a good thing for Sonia. Let’s face it, Sonia has never had a genuine contender to her throne before. So, she may have got complacent. But, hopefully, having 2 skaters competing for the single Spanish international slot will drive both girls to improve. And, all being well, this could lead to a resurgence in the career of the girl from the Canary Islands.

    Things are looking exciting in the world of Spanish Ladies skating.


    ISU Bio:
    http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00007690.htm

    FMDI Bio:
    http://www.fmdi.es/SK09300100.pdf

    Icenetwork Bio:
    http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/pr...sonia_lafuente

    Tracings.net Bio:
    http://www.tracings.net/lafu-soni.html

    Wikipedia:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonia_Lafuente


    Social Media

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sonia.l.martinez.54

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/SoniaaL

    Instagram: https://instagram.com/sonia_lafuente


    Programmes

    2014–15 Season
    SP: “Caravan” by Duke Ellington
    FS: “Winter” (from “Four Seasons”) by Antonio Vivaldi, and “Invierno Porteno” by Astor Piazzolla
    EX:

    2013–14 Season
    SP: “Death and the Maiden” by Franz Schubert
    FS: “The Phantom of the Opera” by Andrew Lloyd Webber
    EX:

    2012–13 Season
    SP: “Romeo and Juliet”
    FS: “West Side Story” by Leonard Bernstein
    EX:

    2011–12 Season
    SP: “Cry me a River”
    FS (first half of season): “Concierto de Aranjuez” by Joaquín Rodrigo
    FS (second half of season): “Selections” by Michael Nyman
    EX:

    2010–11 Season
    SP: “The Feeling Begins” (from “The Last Temptation of Christ”) by Peter Gabriel
    FS: “Les Misérables” by Claude-Michel Schönberg
    EX:

    2009–10 Season
    SP: “Libertango” by Astor Piazzolla
    FS: “Orobroy” by David Pena, and “Poeta” by Vincente Amigo
    EX:

    2008–09 Season
    SP: “Nocturne” by Frédéric Chopin
    FS: “Orobroy” by David Pena, and “Poeta” by Vincente Amigo
    EX:

    2007–08 Season
    SP: “Tango de Roxane” (from “Moulin Rouge!”)
    FS: “Four Seasons” by Antonio Vivaldi
    EX:

    2006–07 Season
    SP: “Arabesque” by James Birkin
    FS: “Concerto Per Il Tuo Ricordo” by Osvaldo Camahue
    EX:

    2005–06 Season
    SP: “Poeta” by Vicente Amigo
    FS: “Night on Bald Mountain” by Modest Mussorgski
    EX:


    Competitive History

    Date Competition SP FS Overall
    Pos Score Pos Score Pos Score
    2014–15 Season
    18–22 Feb.2015 Challenge Cup 8 42.08 W/D 12 42.08
    03–08 Feb. 2015 Winter Universiade 8 49.47 8 97.34 8 146.81
    26 Jan. – 01 Feb. 2015 European Championships 20 48.53 18 83.07 18 131.60
    19–21 Dec. 2014 Spanish Championships 2 49.29 1 108.19 1 157.48
    04–06 Dec. 2014 Golden Spin 12 48.29 8 90.67 10 138.96
    20–23 Nov. 2014 Andorra Open 2 43.91 3 66.20 3 110.11
    15–18 Oct. 2014 Skate Canada Autumn Challenge 8 37.10 7 73.68 7 110.78
    2013–14 Season
    26–30 Mar. 2014 ISU World Championships 32 43.94 32 43.94
    06–09 Mar. 2014 Challenge Cup 3 44.44 3 87.30 4 131.74
    13–19 Jan. 2014 European Championships 28 38.43 28 38.43
    19–21 Dec. 2013 Spanish Championships 1 49.92 1 90.25 1 140.17
    09–15 Dec. 2013 Winter Universiade 17 34.97 15 69.33 15 104.30
    25–28 Sep. 2013 Nebelhorn Trophy 20 40.46 26 66.84 26 107.30
    2012–13 Season
    11–17 Mar. 2013 ISU World Championships 16 52.44 23 87.22 22 139.66
    08–10 Feb. 2013 Dragon Trophy 1 53.65 2 82.35 1 136.00
    23–27 Jan. 2013 European Championships 11 51.07 6 101.22 7 152.29
    10–13 Jan. 2013 Volvo Open Cup 4 45.20 7 77.90 5 123.10
    14–16 Dec. 2012 Spanish Championships 1 51.61 1 88.48 1 140.09
    05–09 Dec. 2012 NRW Trophy 13 45.80 9 92.30 10 138.10
    05–07 Oct. 2012 Finlandia Trophy 7 45.71 7 81.09 7 126.80
    2011–12 Season
    26 Mar. – 1 Apr. 2012 ISU World Championships 18 47.36 13 92.88 15 140.24
    27 Mar. – 1 Apr. 2012 ISU World Championships (Preliminary Round) 3 91.84 3 91.84
    23–29 Jan. 2012 European Championships 13 47.34 16 86.30 15 133.64
    17–18 Dec. 2011 Spanish Championships 1 47.69 1 99.10 1 146.79
    08–10 Dec. 2011 Golden Spin 7 48.54 5 86.77 5 135.31
    17–20 Oct. 2011 Trophée Éric Bompard 7 49.51 8 86.81 7 136.32
    22–24 Sep. 2011 Nebelhorn Trophy 11 39.81 7 80.29 9 120.10
    2010–11 Season
    25 Apr. – 01 May 2011 ISU World Championships 25 44.59 25 44.59
    25 Apr. – 01 May 2011 ISU World Championships (Preliminary Round) 3 91.17 3 91.17
    30 Jan. – 05 Feb. 2011 Winter Universiade 2 52.00 2 91.43 2 143.43
    24–30 Jan. 2011 European Championships 11 49.10 11 86.72 12 135.82
    09–11 Dec. 2010 Golden Spin 1 48.91 1 96.04 1 144.95
    25–28 Nov. 2010 Trophée Éric Bompard 8 46.81 6 96.79 7 143.60
    20–21 Nov. 2010 Merano Cup 6 42.67 5 77.49 6 120.16
    28–31 Oct. 2010 Skate Canada 10 42.76 9 88.44 10 131.20
    2009–10 Season
    22–28 Mar. 2010 ISU World Championships 21 47.72 18 85.59 20 133.31
    12–28 Feb. 2010 Winter Olympic Games 22 49.74 21 83.77 22 133.51
    18–24 Jan. 2010 European Championships 17 45.26 15 75.89 17 121.15
    12–13 Dec. 2009 Spanish Championships 1 52.98 1 85.26 1 138.24
    14–17 Oct. 2009 ISU Junior Grand Prix Bosphorus Cup 18 36.69 10 72.49 13 109.18
    23–26 Sep. 2009 Nebelhorn Trophy 16 39.10 5 91.20 8 130.30
    2008–09 Season
    22–29 Mar. 2009 ISU World Championships 26 39.04 26 39.04
    22 Feb. – 1 Mar. 2009 ISU World Junior Championships 14 46.16 22 63.11 20 109.27
    20–25 Jan. 2009 European Championships 20 40.44 23 61.26 23 101.70
    20–21 Dec. 2008 Spanish Junior Championships 1 42.80 2 66.78 1 109.58
    15–19 Oct. 2008 Coupe de Nice 9 37.90 3 81.23 5 119.13
    08–11 Oct. 2008 ISU Junior Grand Prix Skate Safari 6 43.51 5 81.44 6 124.95
    24–28 Sep. 2008 ISU Junior Grand Prix Madrid Cup 12 38.49 10 70.58 9 109.07
    2007–08 Season
    16–23 Mar. 2008 ISU World Championships 30 38.35 30 38.35
    25 Feb. – 2 Mar. 2008 ISU World Junior Championships 9 46.36 11 73.63 12 119.99
    21–27 Jan. 2008 European Championships 18 43.26 21 76.40 20 119.66
    14–16 Dec. 2007 Spanish Junior Championships 1 45.32 1 72.63 1 117.95
    18–21 Oct. 2007 ISU Junior Grand Prix John Curry Memorial 6 42.81 3 79.43 3 122.24
    12–15 Sep. 2007 ISU Junior Grand Prix Vienna Cup 18 36.29 21 58.35 20 94.64
    2006–07 Season
    26 Feb. – 4 Mar. 2007 ISU World Junior Championships 13 42.39 14 71.87 14 116.43
    19–22 Jan. 2007 European Youth Olympic Festival 5 39.16 2 68.26 1 107.42
    15–16 Dec. 2006 Spanish Junior Championships 1 30.34 1 75.68 1 106.02
    09–11 Nov. 2006 Coupe de Nice (Junior) 4 36.54 4 63.14 4 99.68
    07–08 Oct. 2006 Merano Cup (Junior) 2 34.93 1 71.79 1 106.72
    12–17 Sep. 2006 ISU Junior Grand Prix Mexico 7 34.86 2 73.97 2 108.83
    23–26 Aug. 2006 ISU Junior Grand Prix Courchevel 13 32.66 4 72.48 5 105.14
    2005–06 Season
    06–12 Mar. 2006 ISU World Junior Championships 29 29.25 30 29.25
    06–12 Mar. 2006 ISU World Junior Championships (Qualifying Group A) 10 65.82 10 65.82
    12–15 Oct. 2005 ISU Junior Grand Prix Gdańsk Cup 26 28.06 23 52.54 23 80.60
    07–11 Sep. 2005 ISU Junior Grand Prix Andorra Cup 11 31.59 11 56.28 12 87.87
    2004–05 Season
    11–13 Mar. 2005 Copenhagen Trophy (Novice) 4 6 4
    08–10 Oct. 2004 Merano Cup (Novice) 2 1 1
    2003–04 Season
    12–14 Dec. 2003 Spanish Novice Championships 1
    03–05 Oct. 2003 Merano Cup (Novice) 4 3 3


    Videos

    2014–15 Season

    8th February 2015: Winter Universiade FS (Spanish Commentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmOvbPGJb24
    8th February 2015: Winter Universiade FS (No Commentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzH-WyQGfXo
    7th February 2015: Winter Universiade SP (No Commentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joE1FZrKW10

    31st January 2015: European Championships FS (Spanish Commentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3li6DdHddac
    29th January 2015: European Championships SP (Spanish Commentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWVCXx5cteI

    21st December 2014: Spanish Championships FS (No Commentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8P-bknlmZzs
    21st December 2014: Spanish Championships FS (No Commentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5p87YBq81w
    20th December 2014: Spanish Championships SP (No Commentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89e8dqM214c


    2013–14 Season

    27th March 2014: World Championships SP (British Commentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQQFQVQFBL4

    15th January 2014: European Championships SP (Spanish Commentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjuBS1YLUws
    15th January 2014: European Championships SP (No Commentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3usRVHUI9lY

    15th December 2013: Winter Universiade FS (Russian Commentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sh_s26nEwA4
    15th December 2013: Winter Universiade FS (No Commentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMhnn2wK6fA

    26th September 2013: Nebelhorn Trophy SP (British Commentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDzoItIxZcE
    26th September 2013: Nebelhorn Trophy SP (No Commentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_rw_4oducI


    2012–13 Season

    16th March 2013: World Championships FS (Spanish Commentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMnfuJ8qqCg
    14th March 2013: World Championships SP (Spanish Commentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5kXegykM1U

    26th January 2013: European Championships FS (British Commentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72P-kmWPyL8
    26th January 2013: European Championships FS (No Commentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSTHgxwRhmI
    25th January 2013: European Championships SP (Italian Commentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsc1ZAkLRsI

    13th January 2013: Volvo Cup FS (No Commentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCM5OXWyQ6g

    16th December 2012: Spanish Championships EX (Spanish Commentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lD6Q5cz5PVI
    16th December 2012: Spanish Championships FS (No Commentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gl7WHIXU8G8

    7th October 2012: Finlandia Trophy FS Score (No Commentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2eRsvuwh-0
    7th October 2012: Finlandia Trophy FS Waiting For Score (No Commentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_OK63RUYxI
    7th October 2012: Finlandia Trophy FS (No Commentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWStjN3F3zc
    7th October 2012: Finlandia Trophy FS Group 1 Practice (No Commentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Kr2EPAw1tk
    6th October 2012: Finlandia Trophy SP Waiting For Score (No Commentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PChXptoTnxE
    6th October 2012: Finlandia Trophy SP (No Commentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTv4RF4jQWg


    2011–12 Season

    31st March 2012: World Championships FS (Italian Commentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jNYqedSGCk
    29th March 2012: World Championships SP (Spanish Commentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dg6qQ57udvk
    29th March 2012: World Championships SP (No commentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vXWN9aZ8RY

    28th January 2012: European Championships FS (Spanish Commentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-v-p99aaryg
    27th January 2012: European Championships SP (Spanish Commentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utAvwfVSiIQ

    18th December 2011: Spanish Championships FS (No Commentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_wrOyjR-v0
    18th December 2011: Spanish Championships FS (No Commentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kdEAqiEbr0

    19th November 2011: Trophée Éric Bompard FS (British Commentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ck0vgx97nog
    18th November 2011: Trophée Éric Bompard SP (British Commentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zlWGbY-ceY


    2010–11 Season

    29th April 2011: World Championships SP (Spanish Commentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bK09JMObbLo

    29th January 2011: European Championships FS (Spanish Commentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Och0_9hNr0M
    28th January 2011: European Championships SP (British Commentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9riLW0xs7E
    28th January 2011: European Championships SP (Spanish Commentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0imHGjyRTQ

    30th October 2010: Skate Canada FS (North American Commentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyS-mgI_ask
    29th October 2010: Skate Canada SP (Russian Commentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqVKvHIEymo


    2009–10 Season

    27th March 2010: World Championships FS (German Commentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CLjqG1cuxU
    26th March 2010: World Championships SP (Chinese Commentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbjckO1wLkA

    23rd January 2010: European Championships FS (Spanish Commentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWvYTBwujnM
    22nd January 2010: European Championships SP (Italian? Commentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAKpWxOW6Pw

    13th December 2009: Spanish Championships EX (Spanish Commentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5M-cj_0fYQ
    13th December 2009: Spanish Championships FS (Spanish Commentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eghHvVx3cQc

    16th October 2009: Bosphorus Cup FS (Turkish Commentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZYFvpVpjJE
    16th October 2009: Bosphorus Cup FS (No Commentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qZcY_pDVxk
    15th October 2009: Bosphorus Cup SP (Turkish Commentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbzQJjHDzvE
    15th October 2009: Bosphorus Cup SP (No Commentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2h9pR4OCUs

    26th September 2009: Nebelhorn Trophy FS (No Commentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37WD2eYy3zY
    26th September 2009: Nebelhorn Trophy FS (No Commentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKpgC-WMSKM
    25th September 2009: Nebelhorn Trophy SP (No Commentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YbZUDgxkNI


    2008–09 Season

    27th March 2009: World Championships SP (No Commentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dM8BFl5jXrk


    2007–08 Season

    19th March 2008: World Championships SP (British Commentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ow0iMMpzx9g

    29th February 2008: Junior World Championships SP (No Commentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcJMfL26rxQ

    26th January 2008: European Championships FS (Spanish Commentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBpcR_mYFL8
    25th January 2008: European Championships SP (Spanish Commentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzRie9gvYp8

    20th October 2007: John Curry Memorial SP (No Commentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqfFYOmKVJM

    13th September 2007: Vienna Cup SP (No Commentary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wD7IrRc-TjM


    Exhibition Videos

    16th May 2015: Gala de exhibición patinaje sobre hielo. Sonia Lafuente – “I Put A Spell On You” by Annie Lennox
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCV9aJ7Rjsc
    16th May 2015: I Open Javier Fernández 2015 Invernia Valdamoro – “I Put A Spell On You” by Annie Lennox
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yI5m4_Bb8hU
    16th May 2015: Gala de exhibición patinaje sobre hielo. Sonia Lafuente – “Say You Love Me” by Jessie Ware
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mdw1BGJuiJw
    16th May 2015: I Open Javier Fernández 2015 Invernia Valdamoro – “Say You Love Me” by Jessie Ware
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzBP79Gs12E
    16th May 2015: Gala de exhibición de patinaje artístico sobre hielo en Valdemoro. Mayo 2015. (Montage of clips from Gala)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbqQCehlKDA


    Other Videos

    1st January 2015: campeonato españa avance deportivo (Avance Deportivo)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdvxiAuN4fA

    23rd January 2014: El "secreto" canadiense de Javier Fernández (Comité Olímpico Español) [Brief appearance by Sonia]
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLfIA-R4si8

    9th July 2013: CAMINO AL ANDAR | Sonia Lafuente: caerse y levantarse (hospitalquiron)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuZ5KQkvQ_E

    3rd March 2013: Patinaje sobre hielo. Entrevista a Sonia Lafuente (Sólo Deporte Femenino)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgzsSok1X_o

    29th January 2013: Javier FERNANDEZ смотрит FS Sonia LAFUENTE ЧЕ-2013 ч1 [Javier watching Sonia’s 2013 Europeans FS]
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aYwNJTAsLo

    29th January 2013: Javier FERNANDEZ смотрит FS Sonia LAFUENTE ЧЕ-2013 ч2 [Javier watching Sonia’s 2013 Europeans FS]
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAXG7WGH3VI

    13th March 2012: Sonia Lafuente and Javier Raya Balance (RecintoMoxo~)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aX4l0o3M7Q

    28th November 2011: Interview Game (Orange Team)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWNa_fCVUjk

    24th December 2010: Objetivo 2012. Sonia Lafuente
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6-tqSrb1Bw

    27th January 2010: Locución Clasificación Histórica de Sonia Lafuente (MajadahondaHoy)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdSfeyFfidw


    Articles And Video Interviews

    9th February 2015: “Sonia Lafuente: “Voy a darlo todo para lograr la mínima en el programa corto”” (Avance Deportivo)
    http://www.avancedeportivo.es/notici...rograma-corto/

    8th February 2015: “Sonia Lafuente termina octava en patinaje artístico” (Diario AS)
    http://masdeporte.as.com/masdeporte/...91_558994.html

    8th February 2015: “Entrevista Sonia Lafuente” (Cuando Cae La Nieve) [Audio interview with Sonia at the Universiade]
    https://soundcloud.com/cuandocaelani...femenino-largo

    December 2014: “Javier Fernández and Sonia Lafuente win the Spanish Figure Skating Championships again” (Winter Universiade Granada 2015)
    http://www.granada2015.org/en/accomm...je-artistico-2

    20th August 2014: “Interview With Sonia Lafuente” (Skate Guard)
    http://skateguard1.blogspot.co.uk/20...-lafuente.html

    25th March 2014: “El Mundial de Sonia Lafuente” (El Pais)
    http://deportes.elpais.com/deportes/...78_496399.html

    15th January 2014: “Marta García se clasifica para la final; Sonia Lafuente, eliminada” (La Informacion)
    http://noticias.lainformacion.com/de...lsjliD6iQ5B6G/

    20th December 2013: “Entrevista a los patinadores Javier Fernández y Sonia Lafuente” (Aragon Radio) [Audio interview with Javier and Sonia after Nationals]
    http://www.aragonradio.es/podcast/em...onia-lafuente/

    9th October 2013: “Sonia Lafuente arrives at the court of Brian Orser” (Snow Alps)
    http://www.snowalps.com/sport/figure...di-brian-orser

    9th October 2013: “Sonia Lafuente abandona España para trabajar con el entrenador de Javier Fernández” (20 minutos)
    http://www.20minutos.es/deportes/not...aje-1942847/0/

    3rd August 2013: ““Un objetivo, la plaza olímpica y, un deseo, repetir el top-10 europeo”” (Hielo Español)
    http://www.hieloespanol.es/1/un_obje...o_1340385.html

    8th March 2013: “Entrevista Sonia Lafuente y Javier Fernández” (La Deporteca) [Audio interview with Sonia and Javier before the World Championships]
    http://www.ivoox.com/entrevista-soni...1857349_1.html

    7th December 2011: “ENTREVISTA A SONIA LAFUENTE” (CPS Complutense)
    https://cpscomplutense.wordpress.com...onia-lafuente/

    15th November 2011: “Sonia Lafuente: "It would be a pleasure to try to make the sport bigger in Spain."” (Absolute Skating)
    http://www.absoluteskating.com/index...1sonialafuente

    April 2011: “Entrevista a Sonia Lafuente” (Hielo Español)
    http://www.hieloespanol.es/1/entrevi...te_433379.html

    February 2010: “Sonia Lafuente & Javier Fernández. Rumbo a Vancouver.” (Majadahonda Te Va)
    http://www.majadahondateva.com/artic..._Fernandez.php

    31st January 2010: “Entrevista con Sonia Lafuente: "es una pena que sea un deporte tan poco común"” (Silvia Figure Skating Blog)
    http://silvia-figureskating.blogspot...te-es-una.html

    7th November 2006: “Sonia Lafuente, la esperanza española sobre el hielo” (20 minutos)
    http://www.20minutos.es/deportes/not...ente-169992/0/


    Audio Interviews That Do Not Have A Date On Them

    If any Spanish speakers can work out when these were recorded, please let us know!

    Entrevista Sonia Lafuente
    http://mp3-songs.pk/details.php?url=...Sonia+Lafuente

    Declaraciones Sonia Lafuente, octava en la Universiada
    http://mp3-songs.pk/details.php?url=...la+Universiada

    Entrevista Sonia Lafuente
    http://mp3-songs.pk/details.php?url=...Sonia+Lafuente

    Entrevista Con Sonia Lafuente Y Felipe Montoya (Campeonato De España De Patinaje Artístico)
    http://mp3-songs.pk/details.php?url=...%C3%ADstico%29
    Last edited by CaroLiza_fan; 07-10-2015 at 11:05 AM.

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    Thank you so much for all the links!

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    Just to let you know that I have now added in Sonia's Competitive History to the Original Post.

    Glancing at the names on the results pages as I was looking for Sonia's line, I often found myself thinking "Oh, I haven't heard tell of them for a long time", or "Didn't realise that they were a contemporary of Sonia's", or "Oh, I wonder what they've been doing since they retired". Or, in a lot of cases with the Junior and Novice competitions, "Never heard tell of them!"

    It really brought home just how long a career Sonia has had. Like, there were names there that you would not have imagined were still competing at the same time as skaters that are currently on the circuit were coming through the ranks.

    Then came the big shock. I was getting rather frustrated that I couldn't find actual scores for Sonia's Novice competitions. And then it suddenly hit me - those competitions were before the New Judging System came in! That was a big wake up call. To realise that, although she is only 23, Sonia has been around so long that she has competed under 6.0!

    So, well done to Sonia for having such a long and successful career, and for still being the undisputed top skater in her country!

    CaroLiza_fan

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    She has been around so long that thrifty federations have deleted the competition data from their servers. In which case, one can always find some info at

    Her Tracings.net entry:
    http://tracings.net/lafu-soni.html

    This is particularly useful in the case of federations that keep the front page up for some time, but which delete all the files that the front page links to, so that the data is not even on the Way Back Machine. Croatia does this, so that Golden Spin data is better referenced from Tracings.

    Here is the Golden Spin 2010 link.
    http://www.croskate.hr/media/cms/GSp10A/index.htm

    And when you try to go there, no data comes up. So I went to the Wayback Machine:
    https://web.archive.org/web/*/http:/...p10A/index.htm

    and there are 13 copies. Unfortunately, the actual data pages have not been archived.

    In which case, I am happy to find that Melanie Hoyt has the Golden Spin 2010 data here:

    http://tracings.net/2010gspin.html

    Plus Tracings has pages for competitions which has scores and placings for both SP and LP as well as the Final score. And she includes many national competitions that are rather small, like the Spanish Junior Championships of 2008 at which Sonia competed.
    http://tracings.net/2008espn.html

    I am sad to report that Melanie has not been updating her files sinces the 2014 Olympics due to grad school commitments, but elated that now that the semester has ended, she is trying to catch up!

    http://tracings.net/
    Last edited by dorispulaski; 06-26-2015 at 03:56 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorispulaski View Post
    She has been around so long that thrifty federations have deleted the competition data from their servers. In which case, one can always find some info at

    Her Tracings.net entry:
    http://tracings.net/lafu-soni.html

    This is particularly useful in the case of federations that keep the front page up for some time, but which delete all the files that the front page links to, so that the data is not even on the Way Back Machine. Croatia does this, so that Golden Spin data is better referenced from Tracings.

    Here is the Golden Spin 2010 link.
    http://www.croskate.hr/media/cms/GSp10A/index.htm

    And when you try to go there, no data comes up. So I went to the Wayback Machine:
    https://web.archive.org/web/*/http:/...p10A/index.htm

    and there are 13 copies. Unfortunately, the actual data pages have not been archived.

    In which case, I am happy to find that Melanie Hoyt has the Golden Spin 2010 data here:

    http://tracings.net/2010gspin.html
    Oops! I hadn't checked all the links to see if any were dead! Thank you for pointing that out that some were. I will be more careful in future.

    I have now updated the 4 links that were not working:

    2011 Spanish Championships (erm, this one was due to a typing error on the link on Tracings.net ...)
    2011 and 2010 Golden Spin
    2008 Coupe de Nice

    Where I can't find the original results pages, the order of preference I am tending to use for the links is:

    1. the Web Archive of the original page

    2. Tracings.net

    3. Wikipedia

    4. Eiskunstlauf Ecke (a German forum which has a great results archive)


    Quote Originally Posted by dorispulaski View Post
    Plus Tracings has pages for competitions which has scores and placings for both SP and LP as well as the Final score. And she includes many national competitions that are rather small, like the Spanish Junior Championships of 2008 at which Sonia competed.
    http://tracings.net/2008espn.html

    I am sad to report that Melanie has not been updating her files sinces the 2014 Olympics due to grad school commitments, but elated that now that the semester has ended, she is trying to catch up!

    http://tracings.net/
    Yeah, Tacings.net is brilliant. It has got to the stage that it is my first stop when looking for results (even before Wikipedia!)

    I actually already have the 2008 Spanish Junior Championships in the list – they were held in December 2007, so it's the old mis-nomer story that frequently catches a lot of people (like me!) out.

    But, I just spotted that the December 2009 Spanish Championships were missed, so I'll add them in now. (EDIT: done)

    And thank you for letting us know why Tracings had not been updated for this season. I had been getting worried that the site had maybe closed down...

    I still can't believe that that ultra-detailed site is the work of just one person. I am totally in awe of what she has done!

    All the best for the future Melanie!

    CaroLiza_fan
    Last edited by CaroLiza_fan; 06-26-2015 at 05:43 AM.

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    Sonia's OP is spectacular!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorispulaski View Post
    Sonia's OP is spectacular!
    It really is! Thank you so much dorispulaski and CaroLiza_fan for your hard work, it's not easy to find so many videos and information about Sonia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorispulaski View Post
    Sonia's OP is spectacular!
    Awww!!! Thank you for the kind words.

    But, it's not that great. Like, I know very little about Sonia, so the Summary was pretty much just a written version of the table of results!

    Quote Originally Posted by xibsuarz View Post
    It really is! Thank you so much dorispulaski and CaroLiza_fan for your hard work, it's not easy to find so many videos and information about Sonia.
    Don't I know it!

    Whenever I make Fan Fests, my aim is to make them a one-stop-shop that people can go to whenever they want to find out information about skaters.

    So, I hope I have made a good stab at achieving that with this thread.

    Thank you again

    CaroLiza_fan

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    wow, how on earth you find Turkish Commentary video! those must be very rare haha and considering its JGP even rarer, well i guess it was because event was at Turkey great job as always! i sometimes feel lazy to find all the articles and stuff and it must be even harder when the skater isnt that well known or popular so i kinda envy your dedication

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