Posts Tagged ‘2011 Russian National Figure Skating Championships’

Bobrova and Soloviev win first Russian National title

Bobrova and Soloviev win first Russian National title

The decision to end the competition with the free dance provided an excellent conclusion to a strong and entertaining championships. The final flight catered to all kinds of tastes, and the fate of the…

Sotnikova grabs second Russian National title

Sotnikova grabs second Russian National title

The Ladies Long Program of the Russian National Championships turned out to be a test of nerves. Adelina Sotnikova and Alena Leonova passed the test with flying colors, capturing gold and silver respectively. Elizaveta Tuktamysheva rose…

Makarova and Sotnikova a close 1-2 after Short Program

Makarova and Sotnikova a close 1-2 after Short Program

The Ladies Short Program competition turned out to be a battle between two Russian Champions. Defending champion Ksenia Makarova edged the 2009 Champion Adelina Sotnikova for the overnight lead, but the two are closely followed by the number of skaters including Alena…

Volosozhar and Trankov take Russian National title

Volosozhar and Trankov take Russian National title

The top three teams after the short program were able to defend their lead in the long program. Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov captured their first national title, while Yuko Kavaguti and Alexander Smirnov finished second. Vera…

Menshov wins Gold at Russian Nationals

Menshov wins Gold at Russian Nationals

The Men’s Long program competition proved to be as prone to dramatic rises and falls as the short program yesterday, and once again, only a few skaters were able to deliver all planned content without mistakes.

Despite the difficulties, the competition…

Menshov in front at Russian Nationals

Menshov in front at Russian Nationals

The final event of the first day of the Championships provided a lot of drama, but only a handful of truly impressive performances.

Konstantin Menshov finally got a chance to attend the press conference at the national championships as an…

Bobrova and Soloviev take the lead in Saransk

Bobrova and Soloviev take the lead in Saransk

The 2011 Russian National Championships began today in Saransk, the capital of Republic of Mordovia, some 650 km east of Moscow. The town, which has no strong skating traditions, managed to attract a sizable…

Volosozhar and Trankov first after Short Program

Volosozhar and Trankov first after Short Program

The pressure of intense competition for three spots on the national team proved to be too much for the majority of the competitors in the Pairs Short Program.

One of the few teams…