Posts Tagged ‘2009 Russian National Figure Skating Championships’

Khokhlova and Novitski grab lead in Kazan

Khokhlova and Novitski grab lead in Kazan

Approximately 73 skater (17 men, 14 ladies, 11 pairs and 10 ice dance couples) gathered in Kazan to compete for the medals of 2009…

Sotnikova leads ladies at Russian Nationals

Sotnikova leads ladies at Russian Nationals

Adelina Sotnikova, a 12-year-old representative of CSKA Moscow Club, led the field in the ladies discipline. The student of Elena Vodorezova-Buyanova landed a nice triple Lutz out of steps, a slightly flawed triple flip-double toe loop combination, and a…

Voronov first after short in Kazan

Voronov first after short in Kazan

Defending champion Sergei Voronov rebounded after a less than perfect start of the season with his new short program set to lesser known tracks from The Godfather soundtrack. While the student of…

Sotnikova wins Russian ladies title

Sotnikova wins Russian ladies title

The first discipline to determine the Champion was the Ladies event, which concluded on Friday afternoon with the Ladies Long Program. In the end, Russia joined the recent trend of age-ineligible National Champions and set a record of the sort with two out of three medalists ineligible not only for Seniors, but also for Junior international events.

Elizaveta¬†Tuktamysheva won the Long Program and moved up to capture the silver medal….

Mukhortova and Trankov lead pairs at Russian Nationals

Mukhortova and Trankov lead pairs at Russian Nationals

Coming off a disastrous performance in long program at the Grand Prix Final, Maria Mukhortova and Maxim Trankov delivered another clean run-through of their short program to Pink Floyd…

Khokhlova and Novitski dominate at Russian Nationals

Khokhlova and Novitski dominate at Russian Nationals

Jana Khokhlova and Sergei Novitski easily defended their overnight lead to finish first in the original dance, while teammates Ekaterina Rubleva and Ivan Shefer pulled up to second. Kristina Gorshkova…

Voronov defends title at 2009 Russian Nationals

Voronov defends title at 2009 Russian Nationals

Sergei Voronov defended his Russian National title with an impressive Tango performance in the Long Program. The 21-year-old opened with the a flawless quad toe loop and later landed two powerful triple Axels (one…

Kawaguchi and Smirnov win gold at Russian Nationals

Kawaguchi and Smirnov win gold at Russian Nationals

Yuko Kawaguchi and Alexander Smirnov defended their title, while Maria Mukhortova and Maxim Trankov slipped to second place. Lubov Iliushechkina and Nodari Maisuradze moved up one spot to capture the bronze.

Kawaguchi and…

Khokhlova and Novitski win second national title in Kazan

Khokhlova and Novitski win second national title in Kazan

Jana Khokhlova and Sergei Novitski won their second national title with a confident Free Dance. The team was a bit more cautious than yesterday, however, the lack of pressure was still evident…