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    Konstantin Menshov

    Konstantin Menshov (Russian: Константин Александрович Меньшов)

    Between Sergei Voronov, Evgeni Plushenko, and Konstantin, 2015-16 may be the year of the Russian Silver Foxes. Konstantin turned 32 on February 23, and like his fellow 32-year-old Plushy, he's still not ready to retire.

    Here is a recent video of Konstantin skating to Rachmaninoff, as performed live by pianist Luka Safronov in Elena Berezhnaya's Ice Theatre.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xH0UM4yx-m8


    Incredible collection of some of his quad attempts:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fx3GnlX4TlY


    A video interview with Konstantin
    http://www.figureskating-online.com/...n-menshov.html


    Cute childhood photo of Kostya and Plushy in St. Petersburg:
    http://cfile215.uf.daum.net/image/14...50DF93A3265449


    Biographical Information


    His ISU bio
    http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00006781.htm

    His icenetwork bio
    http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/pr...tantin_menshov

    His wikipedia page
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konstantin_Menshov

    Russian biography entry
    http://fsrussia.ru/biografiya/45-men...onstantin.html

    His tracings.net entry:
    http://tracings.net/mens-kons.html

    Social media


    Konstantin's personal VK page:
    https://vk.com/id236848

    Konstantin's Instagram
    https://instagram.com/menshovkonstantin/

    His facebook:
    http://www.facebook.com/konstantin.menshov

    Website listed for him on his ISU bio
    http://menshov-skate.ru

    Fan page on VK:
    https://vk.com/konstantinmenshov


    UPDATE JULY 2015


    Kostya skated his best ever SP this season at TEB! He is still improving at 32!!

    Personal Best Total Score 237.24 ISU European Championships 2014
    Personal Best Score Short Program 87.47 ISU GP Trophee Bompard 2014
    Personal Best Score Free Skating 165.12 ISU European Championships 2014

    PROGRAMS


    2014-15
    SP Rotting Romance by Marc Terenzi
    FS Tango en Silencio by Ara Malikian

    2015 Russian Nationals SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIC7iCq5sJM
    2015 Russian Nationals FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g38JdL5G72U

    2014 Skate Canada SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODRHcjbtbpY
    2014 Skate Canada FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRsvirCgZgE

    2014 TEB SP. Personal Best!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XdMEiHHxig
    2014 TEB FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7A1PrdK_enU

    2013-14
    SP Coultergeist by Phil Coulter
    FS Allegro, Rose and Night Run by Rene Aubry

    2014 Europeans SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsFybISK_f0
    2014 Europeans FS. Personal Best
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0V8IFZmjS-o

    2013 NHK Trophy SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8ShSseo7LY
    2013 NHK Trophy FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwNJ4AxForo

    2013 Rostelecom Cup SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54Ia0oakrxQ
    2013 Rostelecom Cup FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcI-91Eyj2E

    2012-13
    SP Lillies of the Valley from the Pina soundtrack by Jun Miyake
    FS Allegro, Rose and Night Run by Rene Aubry

    2013 World Team Trophy - his stellar SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jo9YDEcBO_g
    2013 World Team Trophy Injury
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sCuZxlpYPc
    2013 World Team Trophy KnC after Kostya withdraws
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbnGhnmA6eg

    2013 Russian Nationals SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9I4edK5e1E
    2013 Russian Nationals FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulHOTXe54Ng

    2012 NRW Trophy SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzAhV0cfdd0
    2012 NRW Trophy FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LbL85HBqp0

    2012 Rostelecom Cup SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUao0YIGuLY

    2012 Skate America SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsiBi9Fg8pE
    2012 Skate America FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JE26VRWjWqY

    2012 Nebelhorn Trophy FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pY3oHWe8xfk


    2011-12
    SP Dead Silence by Charlie Clouser and music from the Men in Black II soundtrack) by Danny Elfman
    FS The Race by Yellow, Battle Without Honour or Humanity from the Kill Bill soundtrack by Tomoyasu Hotei and Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy

    2012 Val Gardena FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQE_f2WmIa8

    2012 Russian Nationals SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sR7lJrkfEY
    2012 Russian Nationals FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZnf0OuNPho

    2011 NHK Trophy SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8SoFsLJBKg
    2011 NHK Trophy FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=md9uHjbBpxo

    2011 Rostelecom Cup.SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Qp1HriT30A

    2010-11
    SP Silver Guitar by Tomas Balazs
    FS Smooth Criminal by David Garrett and Michael Jackson

    2011 Russian Nationals SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0Sx9W1Xxpc

    2011 Russian Cup Final SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5KqpCv_SN0
    2011 Russian Cup Final FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYXsryJDBMs

    2009-10
    SP Sway by Michael Buble
    FS the Saw II soundtrack by Charlie Clouser

    2010 Russian Nationals SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFrPHDl75Jo
    2010 Russian Nationals FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlZn9uFJISA

    2008-09
    SP Rise by Safri Duo
    FS the Saw II soundtrack by Charlie Clouser

    2009 Russian Nationals SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KFSXSh-eXI
    2009 Russian Nationals FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_9nGFhQcG4l

    2007-08

    2008 Russian Nationals SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2m4FKKKd3s
    2008 Russian Nationals FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5T7k6HFBjE

    2006-07

    2007 Russian Nationals SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKmJs-HSH0s
    2007 Russian Nationals FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rykQBgbibg

    COMPETITIVE HISTORY



    Competition SP LP Final
    Season 2014-2015
    2015 Russian Championships 2 5 4 (237.27)
    2014 Golden Spin of Zagreb 2 4 3 (229.51)
    2014 Trophée Eric Bompard 3 4 4 (233.22)
    2014 Skate Canada 3 6 5 (225.03)
    2014 Nebelhorn Trophy 5 3 3 (211.03)
    Season 2013-2014
    2014 European Championships 11 3 3 (237.24)
    2014 Russian National Championships 10 4 4 (230.13)
    2013 Rostelecom Cup 4 3 4 (223.03)
    2013 NHK Trophy 9 5 8 (221.32)
    2013 Coupe Internationale de Nice 2 2 2 (228.77)
    Season 2012-2013
    2013 World Team Trophy 3 - W
    2013 Russia Cup Final 1 1 1 (233.92)
    2013 Russian National Championships 6 3 3 (228.88)
    2012 NRW Trophy 1 1 1 (238.63)
    2012 Rostelecom Cup 2 5 4 (223.72)
    2012 Skate America 5 5 4 (212.53)
    2012 Federation Cup 3 1 1 (233.25)
    2012 Nebelhorn Trophy 2 2 2 (212.94)
    Season 2011-2012
    2012 World Team Trophy 11 12 6 (Team)
    2012 Gardena Spring Trophy 1 1 1 (221.40)
    2012 Russia Cup Final 1 1 1 (236.48)
    2012 Russian National Championships 6 5 7 (219.28)
    2011 Rostelecom Cup 9 8 8 (192.68)
    2011 NHK Trophy 4 8 6 (195.88)
    2011 Coupe Internationale de Nice 2 2 3 (198.69)
    2011 Nebelhorn Trophy 7 8 7 (194.43)
    Season 2010-2011
    2011 Russia Cup Final 1 1 1 (256.46)
    2011 European Championships 14 4 7 (202.62)
    2011 Russian National Championships 1 1 1 (225.17)
    2010 Cup of Russia 7 12 10 (181.15)
    2010 Coupe Internationale de Nice 2 2 2 (220.83)
    2010 Finlandia Trophy 5 7 6 (172.11)
    2010 Nebelhorn Trophy 3 2 2 (208.80)
    Season 2009-2010
    2010 Russian National Championships 4 3 4 (228.71)
    2009 Coupe Internationale de Nice 4 3 4 (182.33)
    2009 Finlandia Trophy 7 3 5 (190.08)
    Season 2008-2009
    2009 World Team Trophy 12 12 5 (Team)
    2009 Winter Universiade 25 1 7 (169.29)
    2009 Russian National Championships 8 4 6 (191.72)
    2008 Coupe Internationale de Nice 4 3 4 (185.58)
    2008 Finlandia Trophy 4 7 4 (168.98)
    2008 Nebelhorn Trophy 7 11 11 (164.97)
    Season 2007-2008
    2008 Russian National Championships 6 5 4 (181.59)
    2007 NRW Trophy 1 1 1 (168.50)
    2007 Coupe Internationale de Nice 9 2 2 (157.67)
    2007 Finlandia Trophy 5 5 5 (160.48)
    Season 2006-2007
    2007 Winter Universiade 8 11 11 (157.28)
    2007 Russian National Championships 9 4 5 (195.72)
    Season 2005-2006
    2006 Russian National Championships 6 9 8
    2005 Winter Universiade 14 10 11
    Season 2004-2005
    2005 Russian National Championships 9 11 11
    2004 Nebelhorn Trophy 11 13 13 (131.35)
    Season 2003-2004
    2004 Russian National Championships 11 4 5
    Season 2002-2003
    2003 Russian National Championships 4 11 9


    Exhibitions and Galas

    2015 - Here is a recent video of Konstantin skating to Rachmaninoff, as performed live by pianist Luka Safronov in Elena Berezhnaya's Ice Theatre.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xH0UM4yx-m8


    2015 Russian Nationals - "Shape of My Heart" by Sting
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmpB71Mvxyc

    2014 TEB - "Shape of My Heart" by Sting
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvcn4y05yOQ

    2014 Europeans - James Bond theme
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMN3q4qBn2Q

    2014 Russian Nationals" - a cover version of "Thrift Shop" originally by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8cFoRq6vm0

    2013 Rostelecom Cup - a cover version of "Thrift Shop" originally by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Uu5mJb6qoQ

    2013 Russian Nationals - "Shape of My Heart" by Sting
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgsa627V1a8

    2012 Rostelecom Cup- "Shape of My Heart" by Sting
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drPo4ffWf-M

    2012 Skate America- "Shape of My Heart" by Sting
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdyeOmnCFhs

    2011 Russian Nationals - James Bond theme
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlHURCMZl-c

    2010 Nebelhorn- James Bond theme
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0v_KEKHWOA



    Golden Skate Articles and Threads


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    Threads

    Feb. 2013 "Menshov Snubbed For Worlds"
    http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...hlight=Menshov


    Other Articles, Interviews and Media


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    Menshov has a certain character and charisma that I've always liked.
    That, and his HUGE jumps :-D

    I also admire him for remaining competitive at his age, his unusual choices of music, and the messages he tries to send through his skating.

    Some of my photos of him are >> HERE << , from last November at TEB

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    Thanks for the thread!

    I love Konstantin's creative choices for his programs and his super quad toe, not to mention his perseverance!

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    Also he is SO NICE

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    I actually thought of making this thread when I saw that Orphaned Fan Fest post, but you beat me to it Gallavich.

    Anyway, fun fact, Menshov is tiny! I was rather curious after seeing the childhood photo of him and Plushy, wondering if some time after it he had a growth spurt, but nope! According to his ISU biography he's 165cm or 5ft 5!

    Here's to a great 2015-2016 season, Old Man Menshov! :D

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    My favourite Silver Fox (after Plushy, of course). The Old Man Menshov! Always quirky and fun. I love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by YesWay View Post
    Menshov has a certain character and charisma that I've always liked.
    That, and his HUGE jumps :-D

    I also admire him for remaining competitive at his age, his unusual choices of music, and the messages he tries to send through his skating.

    Some of my photos of him are >> HERE << , from last November at TEB
    I remember your photos...they are great!

    Quote Originally Posted by anonymoose_au View Post
    I actually thought of making this thread when I saw that Orphaned Fan Fest post, but you beat me to it Gallavich.

    Anyway, fun fact, Menshov is tiny! I was rather curious after seeing the childhood photo of him and Plushy, wondering if some time after it he had a growth spurt, but nope! According to his ISU biography he's 165cm or 5ft 5!
    Great minds, etc.

    Maybe Konstantin is on the smaller side because he is a twin? I suppose there could be other factors, but I have read that twins tend to run a little smaller than non-twins (within the same family, that is).
    Last edited by gallavich; 05-09-2015 at 11:22 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gallavich View Post
    Great minds, etc.

    Maybe Konstantin is on the smaller side because he is a twin? I suppose there could be other factors, but I have read that twins tend to run a little smaller than non-twins (within the same family, that is).
    Heh, to be honest I hesitated because the only thing I could think to write was about his height and the fact that while watching Plushy's old programs on YouTube I managed to recognise his name (it was in Cyrillic so I was proud of myself!) way down the list at the 2003 Russian Nats, which I thought simply wouldn't do for the first post of a fan thread!

    Yes, I wonder if his twin is taller than him...but it is nice to hear a skater described as short who actually is short - at least to me (I'm 163cm).

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    Quote Originally Posted by anonymoose_au View Post
    I managed to recognise his name (it was in Cyrillic so I was proud of myself!) way down the list at the 2003 Russian Nats.
    I can't speak or read a word of Russian - but I recognise the main skaters' names in Cyrillic too

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    He's is so charming and seems so nice and kind. Love him!

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    I found some photos from Team Rukavitsyn's recent trip to the US. Check out the height difference between Kostya and Dmitry Aliev

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater

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    Quote Originally Posted by gallavich View Post
    I found some photos from Team Rukavitsyn's recent trip to the US. Check out the height difference between Kostya and Dmitry Aliev

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater
    Kostya is only like 5'4" He's not that tall at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daphenaxa View Post
    Also he is SO NICE
    And handsome, too.

    Best performance I've seen him skate live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jo9YDEcBO_g Konstantin rocked the arena with his clean SP @ WTT 2013! And I complained A LOT to my husband that judges didn't give him 1st place...

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    My husband and I thought he was underscored at SkAm, too. We enjoyed his performances very much

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