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2005 European Figure Skating Championships: Ice Dance Highlights

Tatiana Navka and Roman Kostomarov of Russia were the winners in the ice dance competition, claiming their second consecutive gold medal at this event. Elena Grushina and Ruslan Goncharov of Ukraine won the silver, while France’s Isabelle Delobel and Olivier Schoenfelder won the bronze.

Albena Denkova and Maxim Staviski of Bulgaria, who stood in fourth after the Compulsory and Original Dance, withdrew prior to the Free Dance, due to Denkova’s…

2005 European Figure Skating Championships: Ladies Highlights

Russia’s Irina Slutskaya skated to her sixth European gold, equaling the record six titles of Germany’s Katarina Witt and Norway’s Sonia Henie. Finland’s Susanna Poykio won her first silver and it was the first time for Finland to medal at an ISU senior Championship in the ladies event. Ukraine’s Elena Liashenko won the bronze, while defending champion Julia Sebestyen of Hungary placed fourth.

Short Program

Skating to an energetic tango by…

2005 European Figure Skating Championships: Men’s Highlights

Evgeni Plushenko won his fourth European title, but it was close. Brian Joubert of France trailed behind by only 2.71 points, winning his second European silver. Germany’s Stefan Lindemann won the bronze, while Stephane Lambiel of Switzerland placed fourth.

The men’s event began with the Short Program (SP). Following a decision of the ISU congress in 2004, there will no longer be a Qualifying Round at the European championships. Therefore, all…

2005 European Figure Skating Championships: Pairs Highlights

The 2005 European Figure Skating Championships were held Jan 23-27 at the Palavela ice rink in Torino, Italy. It was the third time this event was held in Italy and the first time in Torino.

For the first time since 1994, the Russian pairs swept the European podium. Tatiana Totmianina and Maxim Marinin won their fourth consecutive European title, while teammates Julia Obertas and Sergei Slavnov and Maria Petrova and…