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2004 European Figure Skating Championships: Ladies Highlights

in the Ladies event, Hungary’s Julia Sebestyen won her first European Championship title. Elena Liashenko of Ukraine won the silver, while Russia’s Elena Sokolova seized the bronze.

Short Program

Sokolova skated first in her group, appearing somewhat slow overall and two-footing her triple flip. The 2003 World silver medalist earned marks from 4.7 to 5.6 to place sixth in the short.

“I practiced quite early this morning,” said Sokolova. “Actually, it was…

2004 European Figure Skating Championships: Men’s Highlights

Brian Joubert of France was the surprise winner in the mens event, defeating the reigning European champion, Evgeni Plushenko of Russia. Plushenko had to settle for silver while his teammate, Ilia Klimkin, won the bronze.

The men’s event begin with Qualifying Round which accounts for 20 percent of the final score. The short program is worth 30 percent while the long is worth 50 percent.

Qualifying Round – Group B

Joubert led…

2004 European Figure Skating Championships: Ice Dance Highlights

Tatiana Navka and Roman Kostomarov of Russia easily danced their way to their first European title. Bulgaria’s Albena Denkova and Maxim Staviski won their second consecutive European silver medal, while Elena Grushina and Ruslan Goncharov of Ukraine won the bronze.

The Compulsory Dance (CD) of the event was the Austrian Waltz, worth 20 percent of the overall score. The dance consists of two sequences and was created by the Austrian…

2004 European Figure Skating Championships: Pairs Highlights

For the sixth time in history, the 2004 ISU European Figure Skating Championships were held in Budapest, Hungary – the first time was over a hundred years ago in 1895. The competitive portions of the event were held Feb 2-7 at the Budapest Sport Arena, opening with 140 competitors from 31 countries, and began with the Men’s Qualifying Round and the Pairs Short Program.

Short Program

Tatiana Totmianina and Maxim Marinin…