Posts Tagged ‘Elena Sokolova’

2004 Russian Figure Skating Championships: Highlights

The 2004 Russian Figure Skating Championships were held Jan 7-11 at the Ice Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia.


In the men’s event, Evgeni Plushenko (St. Petersburg) didn’t have to fear his competitors as they all struggled. He alone put out two splendid performances to claim his fifth national title as well as a lot of 6.0s. Ilia Klimkin (Moscow) won his second silver while Andrei Griazev (Moscow) won the bronze…

2003 European Figure Skating Championships: Ladies Highlights

This was supposed to be another year that Irina Slutskaya was vulnerable at the European Championships after she narrowly lost to now retired Maria Butyrskaya last year. Slutskaya had not won an event since winning her first World Championships in Japan last March. She had already lost the Russian Championships to Elena Sokolova, rejuvenated after reuniting with former coach Victor Kudriatsev after a three-year absence, the Cup of Russia…