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    Sergei Voronov

    Sergei is one of Team Russia's "promising older skaters," along with Konstantin Menshov. He was a 2-time Russian National Champion in '08 and '09, and has been on the podium every year after that except for one. He is the current European silver medalist as well.

    It hasn't been an easy path for him, between injuries and coaching changes, but he seems to have truly blossomed since he moved to Eteri Tutberidze's group. While he gets a lot of flack for being "just a technical skater," "unrefined," "not artistic," etc....I think he has come a very long way from a few years ago.

    I've also noticed a lot of people predicting him to come in last place at the GPF. While I don't expect him to get gold or silver, I don't particuarly think his chances for a bronze are worse than anyone else's. I hope he surprises all the naysayers and just skates well...medal or no medal.

    UPDATED MAY 2015

    ISU Bio:
    http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00007031.htm

    Ice Network profile
    http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/pr...sergei_voronov

    Russian fed bio
    http://fsrussia.ru/biografiya/42-voronov-sergey.html

    Tracings.net profile
    http://tracings.net/voro-serg.html

    Website
    http://svoronov.com/

    VK page
    http://vk.com/id1224673

    Competitive history
    2015 - World Team Trophy - 2nd (team)
    2015 - World Championships - 13th
    2015 - European Championships - 3rd
    2015 - Russian Championships - 2nd
    2014 - Grand Prix Final - 3rd
    2014 - NHK Trophy - 2nd
    2014 - Rostelecom Cup - 2nd
    2014 - Finlandia Trophy - 1st
    2014 - Nebelhorn Trophy - 4th
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    2014 - European Championships - 2nd
    2014 - Russian Championships - 3rd
    2013 - Golden Spin - 1st
    2013 - NHK Trophy - 9th
    2013 - Ice Star - 1st
    2013 - Finlandia Trophy - 2nd
    2013 - European Championships - 7th
    2013 - Russian Championships - 2nd
    2012 - NHK Trophy - 7th
    2012 - Cup of China - 3rd
    2012 - World Championships - 17th
    2012 - European Championships - 10th
    2012 - Russian Championships - 3rd
    2011 - Rostelecom Cup - 7th
    2011 - Russian Championships - 4th
    2010 - Cup of China - WD
    2010 - Coupe de Nice - WD
    2010 - World Championships - 14th
    2010 - European Championships - 14th
    2010 - Russian Championships - 2nd
    2009 - Trophee Eric Bompard - 6th
    2009 - Cup of China - 3rd
    2009 - NRW Trophy - 5th
    2009 - Finlandia Trophy - 2nd
    2009 - World Team Trophy - 5th (team)
    2009 - World Championships - 13th
    2009 - European Championships - 9th
    2009 - Russian Championships - 1st
    2008 - Cup of Russia - 7th
    2008 - Skate Canada - 6th
    2008 - Finlandia Trophy - 3rd
    2008 - World Championships - 7th
    2008 - European Championships - 4th
    2008 - Russian Championships - 1st
    2007 - Trophee Eric Bompard - 2nd
    2007 - Winter Universiade - 5th
    2007 - World Championships - 19th
    2007 - World Junior Championships - 3rd
    2007 - Russian Championships - 6th
    2007 - Russian Championships, Junior - 1st
    2006 - Skate Canada - 10th
    2006 - Skate America - 7th
    2006 - Finlandia Trophy - 6th
    2006 - World Junior Championships - 2nd
    2006 - Russian Championships - 6th
    2006 - Russian Championships, Junior - 2nd
    2005 - Junior Grand Prix (Japan) - 3rd
    2005 - Junior Grand Prix (Bulgaria) - 3rd
    2005 - World Junior Championships - WD (6th QR)
    2005 - Russian Championships - 6th
    2005 - Russian Championships, Junior - 2nd
    2004 - Junior Grand Prix (Ukraine) - 6th
    2004 - Junior Grand Prix (Hungary) - 3rd

    2014-2015 season videos
    SP Music: "Danse Macabre" by Camille Saint-Saëns
    FS Music: "This is a Man's Man's Man's World" by James Brown, "Come Together" by Marcus Miller, "At Last" by Kenny G and "Big Time Boppin'" (Go Man Go) by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

    2015 World Team Trophy; Sergei received a new personal best in the free skate.
    SP:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8FclmGvwGc
    FS:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjqEGbrbMc8

    2015 World Championships
    SP:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFM6FIFdC5g
    FS:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yErN2gruDs8

    2015 European Championships- Sergei got his second consecutive medal here (bronze).
    SP:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAb2yIRMMiw
    FS:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iI4PUOItNBk

    2014 Grand Prix Final - Sergei medaled in his first GPF (bronze) thanks to a strong free skate!
    SP:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtFGjPlskZI
    FS:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCTMvpyxJ60

    2014 NHK Trophy - Sergei placed second here to qualify for the Grand Prix Final for the first time.
    SP (Eurosport commentary):
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=No239c_Ed9A
    FS (Eurosport commentary):
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKFDAjNF6DI

    2014 Rostelecom Cup: He got his personal best SP and overall score here
    SP:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWngbYG2ZPM
    FS:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQIAzt3b8pI


    2014 Finlandia Trophy: This was the first competition with the new FS music cut ("It's a Man World" by James Brown). He won!
    SP:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3myx6sZpYE
    FS:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJdcomSD7DU

    2014 Nebelhorn Trophy: Season debut. The free skate music cuts would be changed after this competition.
    SP:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pl86R3hLC4g
    FS:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2ZDUnWw5Ys


    Past seasons highlight videos


    2013-2014 - This is his first season with new coaches Eteri Tutberidze and Sergei Dudakov
    SP Music: "Two Guitars"
    FS Music: "A Los Amigos" by Armando Pontier, "Por Una Cabeza" by Carlos Gardel and "Tanguera" by Mariano Mores

    2014 European Championships - He won his first medal at this competition by placing second and beating his two Russian teammates, including recently crowned champion Maxim Kovtun.
    SP:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qb5HFU4ijA4
    FS:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUniZ0CQT-8


    2013 Finlandia Trophy - He returns to this Senior B's after a few years away and gets on the podium with a silver medal!
    SP:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CalJjjXgLPk
    FS:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5bUosWAxsY


    2012-2013
    SP Music: "Yablochko" (Russian sailor dance) by Reinhold Gliere
    FS Music: Music from Romeo and Juliet by Nino Rota

    2013 Russian Nationals - Sergei is 2nd, only behind Plushenko.
    SPL
    FS:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNI2pU9DYec

    2012 Cup of China - Sergei earns his 3rd GP medal here.
    SP:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XuYUM_i1RU
    FS:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZQmXtUiwBA

    2011-2012
    SP Music: "The Final Game" from the A League Of Their Own soundtrack by Hans Zimmer
    FS Music: "I Pagliacci" by Ruggero Leoncavallo

    2012 Worlds
    SP ("Artsakh" by Ara Gevorgyan):
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=do3arMlsTlc

    2011 Russian Nationals - Sergei gets back on the podium with a bronze (and hasn't been off it since!)
    SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0z9dh9W9lc
    FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meo9d4uMjyo

    2011 Rostelecom Cup
    SP:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cTI41Bjqz8
    FS:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WWyCBvOuLc


    2010-2011 - First season under Nikolai Morozov.
    SP Music: "Tango de Roxanne" from the Moulin Rouge soundtrack
    FS Music: "Piano Concerto No. 3" by Sergei Rachmaninoff

    Sergei debuted the "Tango Roxanne" program at a show in Latvia:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68c0NH0sqoE


    2011 Russian Nationals -- Sergei was out much of the season due to injury, but he managed to place 4th here and bounced back from 10th place after the SP with a 3rd place FS.

    The SP is not available on video (or I haven't found it anyway)

    FS:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjpirqfK-UM


    2009-2010
    SP: Revolution Etude by Alexander Scriabin
    FS: Schindler's List by John Williams; Allegretto by Karl Jenkins

    2009 Cup of China - He earned his second GP medal here and a overall season's best score.
    SP:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oE6S60LhuI
    FS:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpiNLnnj3As

    2009 Finlandia Trophy - he moves up a spot on the podium from last year and gets the silver medal
    SP (fancam):
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzO8H9hxNZY
    FS (fancam):
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzO8H9hxNZY

    2008-2009
    SP: The Godfather by Nino Rota
    FS: Tango by Astor Piazzolla

    2009 World Championships - He got his overall season's best score here.
    SP:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ry1nQbGq40Q
    FS:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTYiCV7pivk


    2008 Finlandia Trophy - With a bronze, he wins the the first of his four medals with this event.
    SP (fancam):
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3Z7...EE135B17C15EDB
    FS (fancam):
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1TDyztEqeg


    2007-2008
    SP: Piano Concerto No. 2 by Rachmaninov
    FS: Tango by Astor Piazzolla

    2008 World Championships - Sergei's best placement in this competition (7th). He jumped up eight places thanks to a 4th place FS!
    SP:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KZhze2nS5g
    FS:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElTBDqpNWx0

    2008 Russian Championships - Sergei's first national title!
    SP:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yewXioxHHXU
    FS:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqT_LmxWiw8

    2007 Trophee Eric Bompard -- Sergei earns his first Grand Prix medal here with a 2nd place finish
    SP:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VaOhUXUUUg
    FS:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLub...3AE48&index=22

    2006-2007
    SP: Piano Concerto No. 2 by Rachmaniov
    FS: Pearl Harbor by Hans Zimmer

    2007 Russian Championships - He places 6th at this event
    SP:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-blMoQIkxyE
    FS:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1nsLpQy3R8


    2004-2005/2005-2006
    SP: BIR by Bruno Nule
    FS: Variations by Robert Danova; The Phantom of the Opera on Ice by Robert Danova

    2006 Junior World Championships - Sergei gets on the podium with a 2nd place finish!
    FS:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3j8B69GgJ0

    2005 Russian Championships
    FS (bad quality):
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRvhdefCjbg

    Exhibitions and other fun videos

    2015 World Team Trophy Exhibition (to Frank Sinatra's My Way):
    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2n...phy-2015_sport

    2015 Radio Mayak interview from March - borzaya was kind enough to translate this for us, on page 9 of this thread
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uH7JAREj_wY

    2015 Euros Exhibition:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoQoVHgfoxA

    2015 GPF Exhibition program:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xdz29Nt5Dg

    2014 Rostelecom Cup - "Fastidious Horses" by Vladimir Vysotski
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1-eBDApn-I

    2014 Show of Champions gala - "Je Suis Malade" by Lara Fabian
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wW0N-rd1hMk

    Interview with Sergei Voronov after winning Finlandia Trophy 2014:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMANb1efMuI

    2014 Russian Nats gala - "Bez Boyu" by Okean Elzy
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZYaL3maohc

    2013 Golden Spin of Zagreb gala - "Ave Maria" by Thomas Spencer-Wortley
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZYaL3maohc

    2013 Russian Nats gala - "You Are In The World" by Alla Pugacheva
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1va_jb4ZPw

    Fun video of Sergei practicing throw jumps with Maxim Trankov:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UW3G5jwZ2cM

    2012 News report about Sergei showing him training, getting fitted for his new costume, and he shows us his small room (is that Novogorsk?)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eswGMd60_XI

    2011 Moscow ice show - "Tosca"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crwSKzpd1lE


    2011 Russian Nationals gala - "Poka Gorit Svecha" by Mashina Vremeni
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5K6bPKybx-s


    2010 Ice skater rolls ankle and drops out from the Cup of China (CoC has got to be cursed...)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfkswX17z0E

    2010 Russian Nats gala - "Romeo & Juliet," the mullet edition
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMrtSrz06UE

    2009 Russian Nats gala - "Govori, Govori" by Elena Vaenga
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au3K75ltc90

    2008 Ice Stories show - "Bell" from Notre Dame de Paris (w/Johnny Weir & Konstantin Menshov)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHdWaML2evM

    2008 Euros - "Still Loving You," because Russians loooove the Scorpions
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zY-NoUZebcw

    2008 Sergei participates in a show called "Bolshie Gonki" - some kind of crazy obstacle-course game show (I thought that was just a Japanese thing)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiftH-FRFdc Part 1
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDPM8i6zdBE Part 2


    2008 News report - Sergei practices new SP "The Godfather"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yR4-u2W0k5w

    2007 Jr. Worlds exhibition:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HHDiq8wRFo

    2006 Jr. Worlds exhibition:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ybsp9v8zavQ

    ---Thank you gallavich for additional videos! --




    Golden Skate articles

    Russia's Sergei Voronov 'Not done':
    http://www.goldenskate.com/2014/10/sergei-voronov/


    Voronov defends title at Nationals:
    http://www.goldenskate.com/2009/01/v...ian-nationals/

    The Character of a Champion:
    http://www.goldenskate.com/2008/06/t...of-a-champion/

    Voronov takes gold at Nationals:
    http://www.goldenskate.com/2008/01/v...ian-nationals/

    Other interviews and articles of interest

    Series of April 2015 articles (via GS):
    http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...=1#post1152536

    Post 2015 WTT interview:
    http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...=1#post1149394

    February 2015 interview post-Euros (w/ FSU translation); Vorobyova/Simonenko's interview with Voronov: `The sun would still shine had I not won the medal' for rsport.ru: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/inde...e-medal.94812/

    Interview at news conference after Euros SP:
    http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...=1#post1084293

    January 2015 interview (GS translation):
    http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...=1#post1072783

    December 2014 with Eteri RE: Sergei (GS translation):
    http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...=1#post1059208

    December 2014 interview (GS posting):
    http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...=1#post1047590

    August 2014 interview (with translation from FSU):
    http://fsrussia.ru/intervyu/179-serg...ij-poklon.html
    http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/inde.../#post-4316298

    December 2013 interview (with translation from FSU):
    http://www.sport-express.ru/olympic1...reviews/39475/
    http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/inde...-summer.90399/

    Updated by Mrs. P 5/4/2015
    Last edited by Mrs. P; 05-04-2015 at 12:13 PM.

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    Sergei is one of Team Russia's "promising older skaters,"


    I can't believe I'm saying this, but his programs are kinda growing on me this season. Rooting for him to have a good skate at GPF.

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    I am Russian, and I never cared for Sergei Voronov before this season. I love his routines this year, and I love how he loves them. When a skater winks and giggls in the middle of his very difficult program, it means that he lives happily in it.

    Sergei blooms in Eteri's group because both Eteri and her group are entirely different from all the others. In Russia figure skater are fully supported by the national federation. It pays for all their training and coaches, travelling, and provides them with "scholarships" to cover personal expenses.

    That is why coaches feel free to do whatever they want to, and are very authoritarian to the point of outward rudeness. In most cases the skaters are skating muppets that are told what they are supposed to do, and are not supposed to have their own views and opinions. Eteri is very intelligent and democratic. In her group 15-year old Julia Lipnitskaya was allowed to choose her own music, and insist on it though Eteri and two choreographers were utterly unhappy. THe music was Schindler's List.

    Sergei seems to have the first chance of choosing his own music and patterns. A junior girl Serafima Sachanovic mover to this group a year ago, and now is beating everybody. I am pretty sure that she'll win the junior Grand Prix nxt week.

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    Lip: "Nice Sweater"
    Sergei:

    I love the sense of freedom and happiness and overall content Sergei seems to carry with him. All the youngsters seem to have energized him and Eteri simply gets the most out of him. I wish him nothing but the best

    Sergei = Inspirtation
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    I definitely think it must be inspiring for him to be around all that young talent every day. He seems like a very sweet and empathetic person, too. Did anyone watch the medal ceremony from NHK, where he put a hand on Daisuke's shoulder when he was crying? I thought it was a lovely gesture.

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    That's great of you, gallavich, to have started this thread!

    I must say, I also used not to pay much attention to this skater before he moved to Eteri's group - but truly said, he seems to blossom now! I'm rooting for him in GPF, too. Go, Sergei!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MariaRafael View Post
    both Eteri and her group are entirely different from all the others
    You forget Mozer's group - it is just as creative and democratic. Though if you mean strictly single skaters, then yes.

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    I have a soft spot for this skater. I think I really warmed to him this GP series. Wishing him all the best at the GPF!

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    Yes, I was speaking bout singles only. And I'll never forget Moser's group because it created another wonder - Maxim Trankov. His reputation was terrible: moody, unreliable, undisciplined, scandal-maker. It turned out that his only fault was creativity. His natural intelligence demanded some application. That is what Nina Moser let him do: choose his own music, create his own programs, invent new position and elements. Currently he is making programs for the junior skaters in his group and actually coaching them. Everyody is happy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MariaRafael View Post
    Yes, I was speaking bout singles only. And I'll never forget Moser's group because it created another wonder - Maxim Trankov. His reputation was terrible: moody, unreliable, undisciplined, scandal-maker. It turned out that his only fault was creativity. His natural intelligence demanded some application. That is what Nina Moser let him do: choose his own music, create his own programs, invent new position and elements. Currently he is making programs for the junior skaters in his group and actually coaching them. Everyody is happy.
    Very well said!

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    Here's his FS at the Finlandia Trophy:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jqb8h7Mk2P8

    Not his best technically, but in terms of the performance, I think this is my favorite so far this season. Probably he was able to sell it so well because of the atmosphere from the crowd, & it wasn't exactly a high-pressure event, with only 8 men competing. I love the ending with the Angry Bird, too.

    Talking about Maxim Trankov - although he & Sergei are totally different personalities who went through different issues, I respect them a lot for toughing it out through bad situations until they found one that fit them. I think you have to be a very strong person to keep going and not give up after so many years in the sport, especially when you have yet to really achieve much internationally. Personally - I think I would have quit skating after the first blister!
    Last edited by gallavich; 12-05-2014 at 06:21 PM.

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    ^^^ Thanks! I had read the one from this year, but not the old one. I love how describes Eteri. And the way he gushed about Elena, apropos of nothing...that interview really made me see him in a new way (admittedly, I knew very little about him before that). He has a great sense of humor and doesn't seem to have much of an ego at all - which might have been to his detriment at times.

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    Sergei's beautiful SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yo_IWpuxb94

    I almost want to cry at the unfairness of it all.

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