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Breakthrough Win for Russian Duo

Breakthrough Win for Russian Duo

Winning the Trophée Bompard this weekend was a major breakthrough for Russian pair skaters Maria Mukhortova and Maxim Trankov – not because they beat…

Mukhortova and Trankov take surprise lead at Europeans

Mukhortova and Trankov take surprise lead at Europeans

Skating last out of 21 teams, Russia’s Maria Mukhortova and Maxim Trankov provided an impressive conclusion to the Pairs Short Program event. They placed first while teammates Yuko…

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…

Mukhortova and Trankov captivate at Skate America

Mukhortova and Trankov captivate at Skate America

This was the night in pairs skating that is known as a ‘coming out’ party for Russians Maria Mukhortova and Maxim Trankov. Skating to music by Pink Floyd, the European…

Mukhortova and Trankov Ready to Challenge

Mukhortova and Trankov Ready to Challenge

 

They teamed up on their own initiative but then almost broke up because they didn’t get along anymore and had trouble finding the right coach. Now Maria Mukhortova and Maxim Trankov have achieved a viable working relationship, found…

Mukhortova and Trankov take pairs title at Russian Nationals

Maria Mukhortova and Maxim Trankov won their first senior National title in the pairs event, while teammates Julia Obertas and Sergei Slavnov settled for a second consecutive silver medal.

Elena Efaieva and Alexei Menshikov won the bronze. They placed sixth in 2005 and withdrew in 2006 when Efaieva sustained a concussion in a fall during practice.

Yuka Kawaguchi and Alexander Smirnov withdrew two weeks ago due to Kawaguchi’s ankle injury which…

Mukhortova and Trankov lead pairs at Russian Nationals

Maria Mukhortova and Maxim Trankov were very confident and powerful in their routine, reeling off very good side-by-side triple toeloops, a good double twist, a solid throw triple loop, and an excellent lift. The current national bronze medalists were awarded 63.50 points for a first place finish after the short.

“We were very suprised to find ourselves in the lead,” said Trankov. “Before Nationals, we have changed the ending of…

2005 World Junior Figure Skating Championships: Pairs Highlights

The 2005 ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships were held at The Aud – Dom Cardillo Arena, in Kitchener, Canada for the second time (first was in 1987), with over 165 competitors from 42 different countries. The competitive events began February 28 with the Ladies’ Qualifying Round and the Pairs Short Program.

Russia’s Maria Mukhortova and Maxim Trankov were the gold medal winners in the pairs event, while teammates Tatiana…