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2005 World Figure Skating Championships: Ice Dance Highlights

Tatiana Navka and Roman Kostomarov of Russia won their second consecutive World gold medal, while USA’s Tanith Belbin and Benjamin Agosto picked up the silver – their first World medal. Ukraine’s Elena Grushina and Ruslan Goncharov also captured their first World medal – the bronze.

Compulsory Dance

The Compulsory Dance (CD) drawn for the World Championships was the Midnight Blues, the newest of the Compulsory Dances. It was invented by Roy…

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…

2004 World Figure Skating Championships: Ice Dance Highlights

Tatiana Navka and Roman Kostomarov of Russia won the gold in their second trip to Worlds together as a team. Bulgarians Albena Denkova and Maxim Staviski won silver while Germany’s Kati Winkler and Rene Lohse won bronze.

Compulsory Dance

The Compulsory Dance drawn for the World Championships was the Midnight Blues, the newest of the Compulsory Dances. It was invented by Roy Bradshaw, Sue Bradshaw, Mark Bradshaw, and Julie MacDonald and…

2004 European Figure Skating Championships: Ice Dance Highlights

Tatiana Navka and Roman Kostomarov of Russia easily danced their way to their first European title. Bulgaria’s Albena Denkova and Maxim Staviski won their second consecutive European silver medal, while Elena Grushina and Ruslan Goncharov of Ukraine won the bronze.

The Compulsory Dance (CD) of the event was the Austrian Waltz, worth 20 percent of the overall score. The dance consists of two sequences and was created by the Austrian…

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.

Men

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…

2003-04 Grand Prix Final of Figure Skating: Highlights

The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final was held at the World Arena in Colorado Springs, Col., December 12-14, 2003. The event featured the top six qualifiers (in each discipline) from the six Grand Prix of Figure Skating series which began in October.

Ladies

Japan’s Fumie Suguri seized the gold medal in the ladies event with a total of 182.08 points. USA’s Sasha Cohen had to settle for silver with…

2003 Cup of Russia: Highlights

The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series continued with Cup of Russia, November 21-23, 2003. The fifth of six qualifying events took place at Luzhniki in Moscow, Russia.

Ladies

Ukrainian Elena Liashenko won her second Grand Prix event of the season with a total score of 149.68 points. Italy’s Carolina Kostner jumped four places to grab the silver (her first senior Grand Prix medal) with 143.53 points, while Galina Maniachenko…

2003 Cup of China: Highlights

The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series resumed with the Cup of China in Beijing, the third of six qualifying events. The competition took place at the Capital Gymnasium from Nov 6-9, 2003. Sixty-six skaters from 13 countries and regions participated in the first senior ISU Grand Prix Figure Skating event to be hosted by China.

Ladies

The new judging system – Code of Points (CoP), showed it’s teeth when…

2003 Skate Canada: Highlights

The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series continued with Mastercard Skate Canada International, the second of six qualifying events. The event was held from October 30 to November 2 at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. Current World Champions and World medalists headlined the event.

Men

The reigning European and World champion, Evgeni Plushenko, headlined and won the men’s event. To the delight of the home crowd, Canada’s Jeffrey Buttle,…

Navka and Kostomarov Close to World Dance Podium

Navka and Kostomarov Close to World Dance Podium

Russia’s Tatiana Navka and Roman Kostomarov caused quite a stir last season when they finished third at the European Championships, jumping from seventh place the preceding year. The duo also…